On September 15, 2011, the Canadian government announced the 70 first recipients of the Banting Fellowships. McGill was awarded nine postdoctoral fellowships in total, more than any other institution in the country.
Four of the fellowships were in the Social Sciences and Humanities category, of which three were awarded inside the Faculty of Law. These three Fellows are, clockwise from upper left, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène-Vilmer (France), Armel Brice Adanhounme (Benin) and Mark Lewis Shepheard (Australia).
"The Banting scholarships have allowed us to attract top tier postdoctoral talent here at the Faculty," said Professor Desmond Manderson, Associate Dean of Research at McGill Law. "We are very proud to be able to host these three legal scholars as they pursue fascinating research projects."
Providing $70,000 per year for two years in research support, the Fellowship is named in memory of Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian physician, researcher, Nobel laureate and war hero who, with his assistant Dr. Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin.
Funding for the awards is delivered through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
To learn more about McGill's new Banting Fellows and their research, Meet McGill's 2011 Banting Fellows.