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Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants 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.

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

    Note: Current or prospective postdoctoral fellows interested in holding a Banting PDF at another institution should check their website for process and deadlines.

    Complete details of eligibility criteria, application guide and terms of the award are available on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website.
     

    Eligibility

    Applicants to the 2018-2019 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

    • between September 15, 2015 and September 30, 2019 (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, 2019.

    While candidates already conducting research as postdoctoral fellows at UOIT are eligible, you must provide an extensive justification for the decision to remain at the same institution. There should be a direct correlation between the strength of the justification and the amount of time already spent at the institution.

    Only in exceptionally rare circumstances will a Banting PDF 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.

    For complete details of the eligibility criteria, visit the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website.

    Fellowships are distributed among:

    Value

    $70,000 per year (taxable)

    Internal application deadline

    Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at noon (EST)

    Application process

    While the detailed application guide can be found on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website, below is a brief overview of the university’s process:

    Referee letters

    Referees must submit a copy of their letter to the university at postdocs@uoit.ca by the internal application deadline of August 1, 2018 at noon (EST) for the university selection process. We will not accept references letters submitted directly by the candidate, unless received in a signed and sealed envelope.

    Referees submitting online to the candidate’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships application are encouraged to keep a copy of their submitted letters.

    It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide referees with the information that they require in order to complete their assessments and ensure submission prior to the institution deadline.

    University endorsement letter

    The majority of the application can be completed, with the exception of the institutional endorsement letter. This will be provided to candidates who are successful in the university selection process. 

    Additional information

     The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:

    • Are tenable only at the institution which supported the original application for the program.
    • Must be taken up no earlier than April 1 and no later than October 1 following the year of application.
    • Are for two years.
    • Cannot be held concurrently with another Tri-Agency training award.
    • Can only be held once in a lifetime.

    The university is committed to consideration for equity and diversity at all levels of the selection/recruitment, endorsement and review processes of a Banting application.

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship

    Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.

    Value

    $40,000 to $60,000 per year with $5,000 for research support

    Duration

    varies

    Deadline

    November 1, 2017

    Application details

    Please visit the CIHR website for full application details and eligibility criteria.

  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants
    Value

    $15,000 to $40,000

    Field(s)

    Violence, Aggression and Dominance in the Modern World

    Deadline

    August 1

    Application details

    Visit the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation website for additional details.

  • Health Canada Fellowships Program
    Value

    Variable

    Field(s)

    Science and Research

    Deadline

    October

    Application details

    Visit the Health Canada website for additional details.

  • John Charles Polanyi Prizes

    In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the government of the province of Ontario has established a fund to provide up to five prizes annually to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to postdoctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university.

    Value

    $20,000 each

    Number of awards

    Five

    Field(s)

    Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science

    Application details

    Visit the Council of Ontario Universities' website for additional details.

  • Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

    Mitacs Accelerate is a program for postdoctoral fellows at Ontario universities to develop collaborations with local industry.

    Value

    Starting at $15,000

    Number of awards

    Varies each year

    Field(s)

    Varies each year

    Application details
    Visit the Mitacs website for additional details.
  • Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program