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Apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award overview

Since 2010, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program has attracted top-tier postdoctoral talent nationally and internationally. The aim of the program is to develop leadership potential and to position postdoctoral fellows for success as research leaders and contributors to Canada’s economic, social and research-based growth.
Every year the program awards 70 new fellowships across Canada’s federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC).
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique in its emphasis on the synergy between the applicant’s and the University’s research goals and projects. Successful applicants’ research programs are aligned with the University’s strategic priorities


$70,000 per year for two years


Please consult the detailed requirements on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships page.
Please note that the Banting eligibility criteria include that “Only in 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.” We encourage OISE faculty to reach out to their colleagues at other institutions to identify suitable external candidates to nominate.

Application information

This year OISE may nominate ONE applicant to the Banting PDF program through the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies. OISE’s internal deadline for applications is August 4, 2020. Applications will be adjudicated by a committee of OISE faculty members and one application will be forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies. Candidates will be informed by August 31, 2020 regarding whether their application was successful in seeking institutional endorsement. All applications must come through this process, and must have the approval of the OISE Department Chair.
If you are planning to apply, please email oise.research@utoronto.ca for details of the required elements for the internal adjudication. Please note that External referees’ assessments are not required for the OISE internal adjudication process. 
Please also see the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships application guide and Selection Committee guide, including the evaluation criteria for the Fellowship. 


Questions? Please contact Madeleine Taylor, Divisional Research Coordinator, at oise.research@utoronto.ca.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition information

University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Postdoctoral Awards