Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution, and applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.
The proportion of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships that may be awarded annually to individuals who apply in collaboration with a foreign institution is capped at 25%.
Applicants must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree by specified dates and before the start date of their course.
Fulfilled all requirements of the degree refers to the date that the applicant completed all the steps required for obtaining their degree. Although these requirements may vary by institution and degree type, they normally include thesis defence corrections and thesis deposition. It is not the convocation date.
Institutions eligible to host a Banting Fellow include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.
Canadian governments (federal, provincial and municipal) and all for-profit organizations are not eligible to participate as host institutions.
Applicants who currently hold or have held agency-specific (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) awards at the postdoctoral level are eligible to apply to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program only if the term of that funding officially ends on or before A specified date and prior to the start of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Early termination of the agency-specific postdoctoral award for the purpose of application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is not permitted.
Applicants can apply for both the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and other agency-specific postdoctoral fellowships programs (whether to the same or a different federal granting agency) at the same time, provided that the research proposed in each application falls within the mandate of the federal granting agency to which the application is
*Applicants who are successful in both competitions will have to choose which award to accept.
Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position.
Only in exceptionally rare circumstances will a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship be awarded to an applicant who is staying at the same institution or within the same research environment where they completed their PhD, PhD– equivalent or health professional degree.
Applicants can submit only one application per competition year to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.
Without exception, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:
are tenable only at the institution which supported the original application for the program
must be taken up no earlier than April 1st and no later than October 1st following the year of application
are for two years and only be held once in a lifetime.