Fully Funded Banting Fellowship by Canadian Government

Fully Funded Banting Fellowship by Canadian Government

Deadline: September 18, 2019
: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
: National & International Students 
: Post-doctoral
: Secondary School Studies

: $70,000 per year (Taxable)

: 2 Years

Banting Fellowship:

Call for applications for the Banting Fellowship 2020 by Government of Canada. The duration of the fully funded Post-doctoral fellowship in Canada is 2 years and 70 fellowships are awarded annually approximately 140 awards are active at any time.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the administering agency of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program and is responsible for the payment of awards in accordance with the policies and regulations outlined in the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide.

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


  • Canada


  • Health research

  • Natural sciences and/or engineering

  • Social sciences and/or humanities


  • 2 Years


  • $70,000 per year (taxable)


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

  • The Banting Fellowships are valued at $70,000 (taxable) per year.


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.


  • Applicants must be either a Canadian citizen or Permanent residents of Canada. Also, foreign citizens are eligible to apply for the Banting fellowships

  • Also, applicants to the 2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfil or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a Ph.D., PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

    • between September 15, 2016, and September 30, 2020 (inclusively), and

    • before the start date of their award.

  • Further, applicants must be pursuing research in one of the following areas:

    • Health research

    • Natural sciences and/or engineering

    • Social sciences and/or humanities

  • Also, applicants must apply for a research fellowship in the eligible institutions. Institutions eligible include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.


  1. Before beginning to prepare an application, applicants should read the Application guide carefully. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships selection committees are multidisciplinary, and applications should, therefore, be written with a non-specialist research audience in mind.

Individual application documents can be submitted in either English or French. If another language is required to express a particular idea (e.g., specialized concept), be sure to provide an explanation in French or English.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete; this includes ensuring that all host institution documents and referee assessments have been submitted.

An application is completed through the following tasks:

  1. Confirm eligibility

  2. Contact your desired host institution

  3. Register for Canadian Common CV (CCV) and ResearchNet accounts

  4. Create CCV (Vanier-Banting academic template) and link to ResearchNet application

  5. Start a Research Net application

  6. The area of research

  7. Identification of participants

  8. Identify referees

  9. Enter degree information

  10. Enter proposal information and supporting documents

  11. Preview application materials

  12. Consent and submit an application

  13. Ensure attached documents meet presentation standards

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