About Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

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


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


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.

Fellowship Amount

  • $70,000 per year (taxable)

How to Apply?

  • Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.

Important Dates

April to September 2022Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
September 21, 2022
(20:00 EDT)
Deadline for complete application submission
October to December 2022Evaluation of applications
Mid-February 2023Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
April to October 2023Payments begin

Click here to view the official notification for the Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2022-23

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