Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program 2024/2025

Deadline: 17th of September, 2024 (20:00 EDT)

For the 2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, applications are currently being accepted. The top postdoctoral candidates from throughout the nation who will favorably impact the nation’s social, economic, and research-based growth are awarded money through the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow


70 fellowships are awarded annually, approximately 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

  • the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
  • the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Eligibility :

  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between:

  • the applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • the host institution – their commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution’s strategic priorities.

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.


April to September 2024 Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
September 17, 2024
(20:00 EDT)
Deadline for complete application submission
October to December 2024 Evaluation of applications
Mid-February 2025 Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
April to October 2025 Payments begin

Click here to apply

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