Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 21 September 2022
Open to: international and domestic candidates
Benefits: $70,000 per year (taxable) / 2 years program


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

Fellowships are distributed equally among:


  • Canadian citizens
  • Permanent residents of Canada
  • Foreign citizens

Areas of research:

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

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 be deemed ineligible.

This fellowship is not intended for students (including Health Professionals) to complete a degree.

For a list of eligible health professions, please see CIHR’s webpage.

More details for the eligibility available here. 


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

Value & duration

  • $70,000 per year (taxable)
  • 2 years (non-renewable)

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official website.