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Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2017, Canada


Deadline:

June 23, 2017


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Canadian Governmental Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

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

Scope

70 fellowships are awarded annually, 
a total of up to 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)

Value: $70,000 per year (taxable)

Duration: 2 years (non-renewable)

Eligibility

Confirm that you and your proposed host institution meet the criteria below before you apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications that do not meet all of the eligibility criteria will not be accepted.

Applicant eligibility

Citizenship and location of host institution

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply with the following stipulations:

  • applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution,
  • applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution, and
  • applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

The Banting PDF program previously had a limit of 25% on the number of awards granted to postdoctoral trainees for tenure abroad. This limit has been removed, effective as of the 2017-2018 competition.

Eligibility window for degree completion

Applicants to the 2017-18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

  • between September 20, 2014 and September 30, 2018 (inclusively), and
  • before the start date of their award.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2018.

Timelines

April – September

Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).

September 20, 2017
(20:00 EDT)

Deadline for complete application submission

October to December 2017

Evaluation of applications

Mid February, 2018

Anticipated announcement of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.

April to October 2018

Payments begin

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.


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Publish Date
April 26, 2017




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