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
Launch of 2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Draft applications due to Research Services (ORS) for review. No further proposals will be accepted after this date.
Draft applications provided to Faculty Research Facilitators for review. Applicants will work with named supervisor to develop their full application. Research Facilitators are available to review complete, or close to final, applications as time permits
Final full application submitted by Faculty/Unit due to Research Services (ORS)
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)
Letter of support finalized by ORS & provided to nominee for inclusion in full application
Applicant submits final application to Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program
Sep. 22, 2021 -
Dec. 31, 2021Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Evaluates Applications
Mid-February 2022 - Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet
Apr. 1, 2022 -
Oct. 31, 2022Payments begin