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)

  • 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, 2021
    Banting 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, 2022
    Payments begin

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