2022 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition


The 2022 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship program was launched in April 2022. This 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 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is distinguished from existing postdoctoral fellowships programs by its emphasis on the synergy between an applicant’s individual merit and potential to launch a successful research-intensive career and the host institution’s commitment to the research program and environment with which the applicant is to be affiliated (including synergy with the host institution’s strategic priorities).

An applicant to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must complete their application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

The awards are a maximum amount of $70,000 per year (taxable) for up to 2 years (non-renewable), and 70 fellowships are awarded nationally each year. Successful candidates at Memorial will also be eligible to receive a Banting Postdoctoral Research Grant to be jointly funded by Memorial’s Vice-President (Research) and the School of Graduate Studies. The value of the Research Grant will be $10,000 per annum for a maximum of two years. Further information can be found in the information package below.

There is an internal selection process for Banting Postdoctoral nominations at Memorial University. Before starting your application, please download and closely review the following documents:

The deadline for submitting your application package to the School of Graduate Studies for internal review is Aug 4, 2022 at 9:00am (NDT). Please note that your Department and Faculty/School will likely have an internal deadline before this date so that they can review your proposal and provide the required signatures (see information package for further instructions).

If you have any questions about applying for a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship with Memorial University, or would like any clarification on the information provided above, please contact Dr. Kelley Bromley-Brits, at the School of Graduate Studies (kbromley@mun.ca)