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:

Valerie Williams
Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

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:

Jenna Silva
Research Grants Officer (Institutional Programs)

Please note that this is a two-part process consisting of a Preliminary Package and a Full Application. Internal Deadline is Thursday June 27, 2024. 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 17, 2024.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024: 
Launch of 2024 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Thursday, June 27, 2024: 
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.

July 2, 2024 – August 6, 2024: 
ORS makes Preliminary Packages available to appropriate agency-based subcommittee members for their internal adjudication. Agency-based subcommittees select applications to prepare full package.

Tuesday, August 7, 2024: 
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.

August 7, 2024 – September 5, 2024: 
Nominees work with named Supervisor and Research Facilitator to develop their full application. 

Friday, September 6, 2024: 
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)

Thursday, September 12, 2024: 
ORS finalizes the Letter of Support from VPRIO and forwards to the Nominee for submission as part of the full application.

Tuesday, September 17, 2024: 
Full application with Letter of Support submitted by the Nominee to Banting Secretariat by 20:00 EDT.

February 2025: 
Results of 2024 competition are announced. 

April – October: 
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: