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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (BDF)

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Deadline Date:

09/21/22 20:00 EDT

Description:

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Fellowships of $70,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International scholars to carry out postdoctoral research at IHEs and nonprofit hospitals and research institutions in Canada. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and health.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social, and research-based growth.

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

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

  • The applicant – their individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career; and
  • The host institution – their 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159822

Number of Grants:

70 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellowships are distributed equally 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)

Estimated Size of Grant:

$70,000 per year (taxable)

Term of Contract:

2 years (non-renewable)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Confirm that you and your proposed host institution meet the criteria below before you apply for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications that do not meet all of the eligibility criteria will be deemed ineligible.

This fellowship is not intended for students (including Health Professionals) to complete a degree.

For a list of eligible health professions, please see CIHR’s webpage: https://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38886.html#an

Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following conditions:
- Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
- Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
- Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

Host institution eligibility
- Institutions eligible to host a Banting postdoctoral researcher include Canadian and foreign universities, affiliated research hospitals, colleges and not-for-profit organizations with a strong research mandate and capacity.
- Canadian governments (federal, provincial, municipal) and all for-profit organizations are not eligible to participate as host institutions.

Other eligibility restrictions:
- Applicants who currently hold or have held agency-specific (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) awards at the postdoctoral level are eligible to apply to the 2022-23 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program only if the term of that funding officially ends on or before September 30, 2023 and prior to the start of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Early termination of the agency-specific postdoctoral award for the purpose of application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is not permitted.
- Applicants can apply for both the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program and other agency-specific postdoctoral fellowships programs (whether to the same or a different federal granting agency) at the same time, provided that the research proposed in each application falls within the mandate of the federal granting agency to which the application is submitted. For more information, please refer to Identify area of research (https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_guide.html#g6).
*Applicants who are successful in both competitions will have to choose which award to accept.
- Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position, nor can they be on leave from such a position.
- 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. If an applicant chooses to apply in collaboration with the same institution (or its affiliated hospitals, research centres and other laboratories) or within the same research environment from which they obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree, a solid justification must be provided in the Special circumstances attachment. Examples of valid justifications are scientific reasons (e.g., availability of specialized equipment/infrastructure or expertise), family reasons (e.g., family obligations), health reasons (e.g., proximity to health care facilities), applicants conducting research with Indigenous communities, and/or reasons related to community or cultural responsibilities.
- Applicants can submit only one application per competition year to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

- Without exception, Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:
a) Are tenable only at the institution that supported the original application for the program;
b) Must be taken up no earlier than April 1st and no later than October 1st following the year of application;
c) Are for two years;
d) Cannot be held concurrently with another Tri-Agency training award; and
e) Can only be held once in a lifetime.

Pre-Application Information:

Timelines
- April to September 2022: Applicants seek endorsement from host institution to apply, prepare and submit application (institutions may have internal deadlines).
- September 21, 2022 (20:00 EDT): Deadline for complete application submission
- October to December 2022: Evaluation of applications
- Mid-February 2023: Anticipated notification of results. Applicants will be notified by email when the results are available on ResearchNet.
- April to October 2023: Payments begin

Applicants to the 2022-23 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:
- Between September 15, 2019 and September 30, 2023 (inclusively), and
- Before the start date of their award.
Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2023.
For applicants who have completed more than one PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree, the eligibility window applies to the most recent of these degrees.

Make sure you have the following or click the links to register:
- ResearchNet account – a web-based application tool and funding opportunity/decision database that is used by the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnr16/LoginServlet?language=E
- CIHR PIN – unique personal identifier required to apply for this program: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/38201.html
- CCV account – a web-based tool that allows you to manage your CV data in a single repository and generate CVs as needed for all member organizations: https://ccv-cvc.ca/indexresearcher-eng.frm

If you aren't sure of the most appropriate field of research, please send an email with a one-page summary of the proposed research to get a recommendation; this process can take up to 5 business days. Please note that it remains the applicant’s responsibility to select the field of research that best suits their application.

Eligibility: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_elig-adm.html

Application Guide: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_guide.html

Information for Host Institution: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_instit-etab.html

Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/equity_diversity_inclusion-equite_diversite_inclusion.html

Resources and Tools: https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/resources_tools-ressources_outils.html

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): https://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/193.html

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC): https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): https://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://www.researchnet-recherchenet.ca/rnetsso/ssologin?language=en

If you aren't sure of the most appropriate field of research, please send an email to banting@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

Technical support: support-soutien@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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