Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) support the best postdocs in the world.

The fellowships (70 annually; $70,000/year for two years) are awarded in equal numbers in the areas of health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities. The program aims to increase Canadian capacity for research excellence and has the following specific objectives:

  • Attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally;
  • Develop their leadership potential; and
  • Position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow.

Why come here?
The University of Manitoba is home to a community of more than 29,000 students, 5,000 academic staff and 3,900 support staff.  Recognized as Western Canada's first university and located in the city of Winnipeg, the University is committed to advancing Indigenous research and achievement, recognizing the significant contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Part of the U15 Group, the U of M ranks among Canada's most research-intensive universities and is Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral post-secondary institution. Providing high-quality liberal arts, science and professional programs of study, the University inspires undergraduate and graduate students to positively impact their communities as globally-engaged citizens.

Our Research Expertise
The U of M garners more than $185 million in sponsored research income annually. We have some 70 endowed and sponsored research chairs and 55 research centres, institutes and shared facilities. Our Strategic Research Plan outlines our research priorities and signature research areas, which include: Arctic system science and climate change; global and population health; and inflammation, immunity and infectious diseases.

How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to apply in full collaboration with their proposed host institution showing the host’s commitment to their research program and its alignment with their strategic priorities. This requirement for institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities is unique to the Banting PDF.

Review the U of M Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Process and Banting Committee Scoring Criteria

About the Program
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program  is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

2018 Banting Fellowship Info Presentation (pdf)

University of Manitoba contact for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is:

Jenna Silva
Research Grants
Research Services


July 25 - Full Draft Application to Research Services to: 

Sept. 13 - Research Services deadline for selected submission to: 

Sept. 19 - Banting application submission 

Researchers Seeking Banting PostDocs