Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

The 2019-20 competition was launched in April 2019 and the application deadline for submission of selected applicants to Banting will be September 18, 2019 (20:00 EDT).

Dalhousie’s Internal Deadline is: August 1st, 2019

You are strongly encouraged to collaborate directly with your intended supervisors when preparing your application.  Dalhousie conducts a rigorous internal review process over the month of August, providing feedback to shortlisted candidates and their supervisor(s)/host departments.  Applicants are expected to integrate this feedback and finalize their applications in early September to allow for final review.

Important Notes:

  • Thoroughly review the requirements of the application, research proposal, and supervisor statement requirements.  Page maximums are strictly enforced, and missing content will reflect poorly on application reviews.              
  • Arms-length referees must meet the requirements identified in the Banting Application guidelines, and are ideally recognized international experts in the intended area of research.  Be sure to provide sufficient time for an arms-length referee to review your research proposal prior to the August 1st deadline.
  • Provide referees with a link to the Information for Referees site.  The Banting competition is competitive at an international level, with successful applicants often already being identified as leaders in their field by referees.  Generic reference letters are strongly discouraged and will negatively affect application support.

Application Information and Forms