2020 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships at Canadian Host Universities

Application procedures for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships at Canadian Host Universities. Learn how to use the Host Universities Scholarship Portal to submit your application for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2020–2021 academic year.

You must have heard about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020 if you are reading this.

This article will step interested and eligible individuals through the process of applying for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Education Description
The Fellowships program promises to fund the very finest postdoctoral candidates, both nationally and internationally, who will significantly advance the nation’s social, economic, and scientific growth.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program’s objectives are to:

draw in and keep the best postdoctoral talent and abilities, both nationally and globally, and develop their leadership potential to put them in a position to succeed as future research leaders.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) each get an equal number of fellowships (CIHR).

Several candidates have contacted us with inquiries like;

How Do I Submit a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Application?
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Form—is it available?
The Host Universities Scholarship will begin when?
I want an update on the Host Universities Scholarship, etc.
Universities that host a scholarship portal.

Available research fields and subjects include:

research on health
or engineering and/or the natural sciences
Humanities and/or social sciences
Nationalities and Benefits Eligible
International students are eligible for this grant.

Amount of Awards: Each year, 70 fellowships are given out.

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Program Value: $70,00 per year (taxable)

Program duration: two years (non-renewable)Requirements
Once they complete the requirements listed below, permanent residents of Canada, citizens of Canada, and foreign nationals are all able to apply.
Only Canadian institutions are eligible to host Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients who are neither Canadian citizens nor permanent residents.
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship is exclusively tenable in Canadian institutions for candidates who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and who earned their PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree from an international university.
Candidates who obtained their PhD, PhD equivalent, or health professional degree from a Canadian university and who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may use their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in either a Canadian or an international institution.

Candidates must meet or have satisfied all requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree between September 15, 2017, and September 30, 2021 (inclusive), and prior to the start date of their grant, in order to be eligible for the 2020–2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.
Candidates who did not meet all requirements for their degree at the time of application are required to show proof by October 15, 2021.

The eligibility window will apply to the most recent PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree for individuals who have earned several degrees.Candidates who currently hold or have held agency-specific (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) fellowship awards at the postdoctoral level are still eligible to apply to the 2020–2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program as long as the funding’s term ends formally on or before September 30, 2021, and before the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship begins. It is not permitted to end the agency-specific postdoctoral fellowship early in order to apply for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

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Candidates are free to submit applications to both the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and any other agency-specific postdoctoral fellowship programs at the same time (whether to the same or a different federal granting agency), provided that the research being proposed in each application is in line with the requirements of the federal granting agency. Please kindly refer to Identify field of research for further details.

Candidates that place well in both contests must decide which fellowship award they want to accept.

No tenure-track or tenured academic job may be held by candidates. They cannot take time off from such a position either.
Selection Standards: Insisting on cooperation amongst the following, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is unique.

Candidate’s personal qualities and potential to begin a fruitful career including a lot of research Host institution’s commitment to the research program and conformity with the institution’s strategic aims
An applicant for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship must complete their application in full coordination with the university that will serve as their host institution.

What to Do
Before you apply for this Fellowship, it is important to read the Application Guide.

To learn more, go to the program website.

The application date for the scholarship grant is October 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM (EDT). Applicants must make sure that they submit their applications on or before the deadline.

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