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Apply to hold a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at OISE

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

In order to apply for a Banting postdoctoral Fellowship, in the first instance it is necessary to have an individual OISE faculty member agree to support your application as the nominating Faculty Supervisor. Please see Faculty Profiles on the OISE Department websites for more information on Faculty Research Areas.
Once you have confirmed a potential Faculty Supervisor at OISE, please email , copying the Faculty Supervisor, for further information and details of the required elements for the internal adjudication.
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 July 27, 2023. 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 25, 2023 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.
Please note that External referees’ assessments ARE REQUIRED for the OISE internal adjudication process this year. Please refer to the Banting Information for Referees section for instructions provided to referees. Applicants should direct their referees to submit a confidential copy of their assessment report directly to by July 27, 2023.
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, Strategic Research Development Officer, at

For more information about applying for Postdoctoral opportunities at U of T please see


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition information

University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies Postdoctoral Awards