Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The purpose of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is to build world-class research capacity by recruiting top-tier Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers at an internationally competitive level of funding. The objective is to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow, positively contributing to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth through a research-intensive career.

Seventy new two-year fellowships will be awarded annually, distributed equally across Canada's three federal granting agencies:  The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The value is $70,000 per year (taxable) for two years.

Click here to find out more about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships and the current competition.

Faculty Quotas

Each Faculty may submit up to six (6) nominations.

Unique Application Requirements

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy of research goals and projects between the following:

  • Applicant - individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career
  • Host institution - commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution's strategic priorities.
    McGill Strategic Research Plan

Program News & Reminders


Complete details are available at the following websites: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

For more information on application requirements, please consult Application Guide


Banting GPS Competition Planner (2023)

  • Faculty Nominations to be submitted to GPS by June 16, 2023
  • Submission of application for Final Institutional Review and selection by GPS : 05 Sept 2023
  • Deadline for final submission on ResearchNet is September 20, 2023- at 8:00 PM EDT (Institutionally recommended applicants only)
  • Funding Decision Release February 2024

Tools and Resources

Review Checklist 

Banting Application Review Document (click link to download)

Banting Nominees Information Form

Banting Staff Info session (presentation)

Banting GPS Competition Planner (2023)

Banting Supervisor Statement Guide (Presentation)

Supervisor's Statement Guidelines

Evaluation Criteria & Indicators

Banting Staff Info Session

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