Research Grants Officer (Institutional Programs)
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships support the best postdocs in the world.
Seventy fellowships are awarded across Canada, valued at $70,000 CDN per year, for two years. They are awarded in equal numbers in the areas of:
- health sciences
- natural sciences and engineering
- 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, nationally and internationally
- develop their leadership potential
- position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow
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 Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by Canada’s three research granting councils: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program website to learn more about the program.
Why UM excels at research
UM is the region's largest research-intensive university. Our researchers attracted more than $190 million in sponsored research income annually. We are also home to an allocation of 52 Canada Research Chairs, three international research chairs: a Senior Canada 150 Research Chair, a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) and a CERC Laureate.
Our campus communities are comprised of close to 30,000 students; 9,000 faculty and staff and over 140,000 alumni. Located in Winnipeg, a vibrant prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, we boast world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle.
Equity, diversity and inclusion
UM is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
If candidates require accommodation supports during the search process, please contact:
Application process and deadlines
Applicants seek endorsement to apply, prepare and submit applications.
For further information and to advise that you will be submitting an application, Contact:
Research Grants Officer (Institutional Programs)
Please note that this is a two-part process consisting of a Preliminary Package and a Full Application. Following an internal adjudication, a limited number of individuals who want to work with a supervisor at the University of Manitoba will be invited to prepare a Full Application for submission to the Banting Secretariat by Sept 20, 2023.
Launch of 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Preliminary Packages due to the Office of Research Services (ORS). *Draft application does not need to include referees or fulfillment of degree form NOTE: Units must establish their own internal deadline prior to this date.
Jul. 25, 2023 -
Aug. 14, 2023ORS makes Preliminary Packages available to appropriate agency-based subcommittee members for their internal adjudication. Agency-based subcommittees select applications to prepare full package.
Preliminary results announced. ORS contacts applicants to advise if they have been invited to submit a full application. Subcommittee feedback on content is provided by ORS to those applications going forward.
Aug. 16, 2023 -
Sep. 10, 2023Nominees work with named Supervisor and Research Facilitator to develop their full application.
Applicant and Supervisor are responsible for submitting final draft letter of Endorsement, complete application and FAAF to ORS. This is required in order for the Nominee to receive the Letter of Support from the Vice-President, Research and International
Faculty and/or unit is responsible for submitting to ORS:
- final draft letter of endorsement
- complete application
- funding approval application form (FAAF)
- This is required in order for the nominee to receive the letter of support from the Vice-President (Research and International) (VPRI)
ORS finalizes the Letter of Support from VPRIO and forwards to the Nominee for submission as part of the full application.
Full application with Letter of Support submitted by the Nominee to Banting Secretariat by 20:00 EDT.
Feb. 2024 Results of 2022 competition announced.
Apr. - Oct. Banting PDFs take up their appointments, if successful.
*Note to Supervisors* Banting award does not cover benefits - funds to be used only for salary stipend. Supervisors/Units are responsible for benefits, and this must be paid from other sources. A Letter of Offer must be prepared at the time of award.
UM Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships contact: