2017 Government of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowships

Application Deadline: 20th September, 2017 (20:00 EDT)

Scholarship country: Scholarships will take place in Canada

Fields of Research:

  • Health research
  • Natural sciences and/or engineering
  • Social sciences and/or humanities

Award Info: The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

Fellowships will be evenly distributed  among the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Type: Fellowship


  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply with the stipulations sstated in the Program (Link below)
  • Applicants to the 2017-18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree stated in the Program (Link below)
  • Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position

Selection Criteria: The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between the following:

  • applicant – individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career
  • host institution – commitment to the research program and alignment with the institution’s strategic priorities

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Number of Awards:  A total of 70 fellowships are awarded annually

Value of Program: $70,000 per year (taxable) is the scholarship amount.

Duration of Program: Scholarships will be last for  2 years (non-renewable)

How to Apply: Click here to apply

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