Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2018-19, Canada


April 27, 2018

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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2018-19, Canada


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.

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

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program differs from traditional programs in its emphasis on synergy between the applicant (their respective merits and potential to launch an international-level, research-intensive career), and the institution (its commitment to the research program/environment in which the candidate will operate, and how this will lead to a successful academic career).

The fellowship is tenable only at the institution which supported the original application.


PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree must be completed on a date within the eligibility window set by Banting. 

Citizenship is unrestricted.

The Banting program encourages recruitment of new international candidates. If you are a university faculty member with a prospective international postdoctoral scholar and are unsure about the suitability of the candidate for this award, please contact Banting at to review the candidate’s eligibility and credentials.

Submission Process

PLEASE NOTE: this information is being provided in advance of the official 2018-19 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition launch and 2018-19 guidelines by Banting. The information provided here, including dates and eligibility criteria, is subject to change based on the information provided by Banting for the official 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellowships in April 2018.

  • Internal Application Process

Stage 1 - Letter of Intent

All prospective Banting applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the internal review and selection. The LOI is a simplified version of the final application to Banting (see the Banting Application Guide for more information). LOIs will be evaluated on the synergy between the applicant and the research environment, the proposed research program, and the research leadership/excellence of the applicant. 

NOTE: Please consult your Supervisor's Faculty ADR or Faculty signatory for post-doctoral fellowships regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes.

Stage 2 - Review of Letters of Intent and Selection of Applicants

Each faculty will review LOIs and then forward a limited number of LOIs to the Research Services Office for review and adjudication by the university’s Banting Selection Committee.

The strongest applicants will be invited to prepare and submit a full application to Banting, with support from the Banting Selection Committee and Research Services Office, and receive the institutional Letter of Endorsement.

Letters of Intent will be reviewed on the following selection criteria:

  • Research excellence and leadership in the research domain (of both the applicant and supervisor)
  • Quality of applicant’s proposed research program
  • Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities

Stage 3 - Application Reviews and Feedback

Successful applicants and their supervisors will be required to follow the internal deadlines set by the Research Services Office. Applicants and Supervisors invited to full proposal will be provided further information and a schedule of mandatory deadlines.

The Banting Selection Committee, in conjunction with Research Services, will provide mentorship and feedback to each applicant and supervisor. This development process will ensure applications meet the high standards of this competition.

Stage 4 – Submission of Application to Banting

Research Services will provide approved applicants and their supervisors with complete information on the requirements of the full application to Banting.

The Research Services Office will coordinate institutional requirements and letters of endorsement with the relevant offices at the University of Calgary.

Information: Required Signatures

NOTE: Please consult your Faculty ADR or Faculty signatory for post-doctoral fellowships regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes. Research Services will only accept applications for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from applicants who were approved at the internal selection phase (see above).

Please submit a Research Funding Application Approvals form, along with a complete copy of your grant application, to Research Services. The University of Calgary requires that the application be approved prior to submission via signatures of the Postdoctoral Fellow, Supervisor, Department Head, Associate Dean Research or Faculty Signatory, and Research Services (on behalf of the Vice-President Research), collected in that order on the internal approvals form.

Strategic Research Theme(s):

  • New Earth-Space Technologies
  • Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow
  • Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering
  • Human Dynamics in a Changing World: Smart and Secure Cities, Societies, and Cultures
  • Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases in the Changing Environment
  • Brain and Mental Health

Award Amount & Duration- $70,000 per year for two years

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
Publish Date
March 19, 2018
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