Call for Applications: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program – Deadline: July 5, 2019

2019-20 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Call for Applications

These prestigious two-year fellowships, worth $70,000 per year, are open to both Canadian and International researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree.

Please note that the UBC Internal Banting Competition is only for candidates interested in holding their fellowship at UBC.

UBC Supervisors must:

  • Seek top-tier candidates from across Canada and around the world and encourage their application to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program.
  • Be aware of UBC’s internal selection process and timelines.
  • Work in close collaboration with the candidate on application documentation prior to submission.

Postdoctoral Fellows must:

  • Be in the top 5% of their field: demonstrate exceptional research productivity, be recognized as emerging leaders, and be poised to launch an international, research-intensive career.
  • Express synergistic qualities with the proposed UBC supervisor, UBC’s strategic plan and campus-specific research strategy (Vancouver or Okanagan).
  • Meet all current Banting eligibility criteria.
  • Be available to start at UBC between April 1 and October 1, 2020 for a two-year post.
  • Be aware of UBC’s internal selection process and timeline.
  • Work in close collaboration with the proposed supervisor in preparing the Banting package.

Applicant and Supervisor Support:


UBC internal deadline: Friday, July 5, 2019 10:00 AM PDT, NO EXCEPTIONS
Office of Research Services Deadline – Vancouver: Monday, September 16, 2019; 12:00 PM PDT
Banting deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019; 20:00 EDT (17:00 PDT)

Relevant links:

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Website:
UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Website:
UBC Strategic Plan:
UBC Research Plans:
UBC Office of Research Services:

For general information about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact Banting directly. For inquiries related to the UBC Internal Banting Competition, please contact