The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program for 2024-2025 marks a significant opportunity for international postdoctoral researchers to pursue advanced research in Canada. This fully funded initiative, offering $70,000 annually for two years, aims to support the very best postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, fostering economic, social, and research-based growth across the country. With 70 new fellowships awarded annually, the program focuses on building world-class research capacity by attracting top-tier talent to develop their leadership potential and position them for success as future research leaders.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are hosted by a wide array of Canadian institutions, including universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity. These host institutions are spread across Canada, offering diverse and dynamic environments for research and development.
The fellowship is open to research in health, natural sciences and/or engineering, and social sciences and/or humanities. This broad scope aims to encompass a wide range of research interests and disciplines, ensuring that candidates from various academic backgrounds can find opportunities to advance their research within Canada’s vibrant academic landscape.
Each Banting Fellow will receive $70,000 per year for a duration of two years. This funding is designed to cover living expenses, research activities, and travel, providing a comprehensive support system for fellows to engage deeply with their research without financial constraints.
Eligibility for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships is determined by several key criteria:
- Applicants from all countries are welcome, provided they fulfill or have fulfilled all requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree between specified dates.
- Candidates must not have pursued their PhD-level studies at the host institution.
- The eligibility window is applicable to the most recent degree obtained by the applicant, with specific provisions for those who have completed more than one advanced degree.
Applicants interested in the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships should follow these steps:
Verify Host Eligibility: Confirm that the desired host institution is eligible to host a Banting Fellow. This includes Canadian universities and other research institutions with a strong research mandate.
Collaborate with Host Institution: Engage in full collaboration with the potential host institution and supervisor, ensuring endorsement by the institution’s president or equivalent.
Prepare Application Materials: This includes registering for a Canadian Common CV (CCV) and ResearchNet account, filling out the application form, and gathering necessary documents such as a research proposal, bibliography, institutional letter of endorsement, and supervisor’s statement.