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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program  opportunity

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The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides awards to attract and retain the very best postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally, in order to develop their leadership potential and position them for success as research leaders who will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth. Seventy (70) awards are distributed equally across CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.
The 2018-19 competition has been officially launched. The Banting application deadline will be September 19, 2018.
As per the University of Manitoba’s internal process, there will be an internal deadline to allow for a more thorough selection process and additional time to help develop strong applications. This internal deadline has been set as JULY 25, 2018.  By this deadline, all sections of the application must be completed with the exception of the Letter of Endorsement attachment, which will be completed only for those applications selected to be submitted to the competition following internal review by an expert panel.
For those applicants invited to submit a full application to the Banting program, all sections of the revised application taking into consideration the panel members comments along with the FAAF, must be completed and submitted to the Office of Research Services by September 13, 2018.
Possible candidates who wish to come to the Centre on Aging at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Canada, are encouraged to visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Website ( to review the program guidelines and eligibility criteria to determine if they would be eligible for this prestigious award. Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program applications require the active involvement of candidates and supervisors with considerable time commitment. In order to be able to meet the University’s internal deadline, expressions of interest should be sent to by June 1, 2018.  Areas of potential research include:  mobility and aging, age-friendly, dementia friendly communities, citizen science, and long-term care for individuals with dementia.

Student training opportunities

Summer Research Training Institute

The Summer Research Training Institute is based on a partnership between the College of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, Faculty of Education, and the Centre on Aging.

Registration for the program is now open. Visit the Website for full details.

CIHR Summer Program in Aging

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute on Aging (CIHR-IA) offers a summer training program annually for students.

The CIHR Summer Program in Aging is hosted by a different institution across Canada and focuses on a variety of aspects of aging. Information on how to apply for the summer training program is generally announced in December.

Visit the Web site for full details: Summer Program in Aging