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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition

Opportunity NameBanting Postdoctoral Fellowships
AgencyCanadian Institutes of Health Research
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 years
Confirm commitments to FSc RO06-29-2022
Letter of Intent (LOI) due through online submission07-13-2022
Internal selection process08-12-2022
Application development meetings08-15-2022 to 08-19-2022
Revised files due to Kim McIntyre at for technical review09-14-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review09-14-2022
Application due at agency 09-21-2022

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 program is unique in its emphasis on the “synergy” between the applicant and the host institution—that is, the close and unique alignment of the supervisor’s research, the applicant’s research, and the institution’s strategic priorities. This “synergy” should therefore guide both the prospective supervisor’s choice of candidate and the nomination package’s points of emphasis.

  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and/or foreign citizens.
  • Recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree (degree completed between September 15, 2019 and September 30, 2023, with a possible extension of this window by up to a cumulative maximum of two years for career interruptions due to specific reasons.
  • Nominees must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position.
  • Only in rare cases will a fellowship be offered to an applicant proposing to hold it at the same institution at which the PhD was completed.
  • Applicants must be nominated by the institution and can only take up the fellowship at the nominating institution.

How to Apply

Contact Kim McIntyre, Post-doctoral Services Coordinator, at or extension 22993, if you are interested in this opportunity.

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.


For specific questions, please contact your FSc Research Officer

Stefanie Bernaudo
Research Officer
(Biology, Physics & Astronomy, Science, Technology & Society)

Phoebe Tsz-Wai Chan
Research Officer
(Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics)