Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

We have great news for you all the way from the Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023. We wish to announce to you that they are now accepting application from interesting and qualified applicants worldwide.

Every year, the Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships gives out about 70 fellowship awards, with about 140 awards ongoing at any given time. This fellowship gives and provides support to the best postdoctoral applicants from both the united states and all over the world who will positively impact the country’s economic, social, and research-based progress.

For more information about this postdoctoral fellowship, keep reading this blog and make sure you read till the end to get all the necessary detail you need.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 Breakdown:

  • Name of Organization: Government of Canada
  • Program: Postdoctoral degree
  • Study in: Canada
  • Deadline: 20 September

Also read: Queen’s University Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship 2023-2024

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program of the Government of Canada seeks to attract and maintain top-tier postdoctoral talent both domestically and globally. Develop their leadership potential and position them for success as tomorrow’s research leaders.

About the Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:

Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC FRS FRSC (November 14, 1891 – February 21, 1941) was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential.

In 1923, Banting and John Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Banting shared the honours and award money with his colleague, Charles Best. That same year, the government of Canada granted Banting a lifetime annuity to continue his work. As to this day, Frederick Banting, who received the Nobel Prize at age 32, remains the youngest Nobel laureate for Physiology/Medicine.

Early years

View of the Banting farm. Site preserved under the Ontario Heritage Act, with a plaque from the Federal Government recognizing Banting.
Frederick Banting was born on November 14, 1891, in a farmhouse near Alliston, Ontario. The youngest of five children of William Thompson Banting and Margaret Grant,[9] he attended public high school in Alliston.

In 1910, he started at Victoria College, part of the University of Toronto, in the General Arts program. After failing his first year, he petitioned to join the medical program in 1912 and was accepted. He began medical school in September 1912.

In 1914, he attempted to enter the army on August 16, and then again in October, but was refused due to poor eyesight. Banting successfully joined the army in 1915 and spent the summer training before returning to school. His class was fast-tracked to get more doctors into the war and so he graduated in December 1916 and reported for military duty the next day.

He was wounded at the Battle of Cambrai in 1918. Despite his injuries, he helped other wounded men for sixteen hours, until another doctor told him to stop. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1919, for heroism. In 1918, he was awarded the license to practice medicine, surgery, and midwifery by the Royal College of Physicians of London.

Banting returned to Canada after the war and went to Toronto to complete his surgical training. He studied orthopedic medicine and, in 1919–1920, was Resident Surgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children. Banting was unable to gain a place on the hospital staff and so he decided to move to London, Ontario to set up a medical practice.

From July 1920 to May 1921, he continued his general practice, while teaching orthopedics and anthropology part-time at the University of Western Ontario in London because his medical practice had not been particularly successful. From 1921 to 1922 he lectured in pharmacology at the University of Toronto. He received his M.D. degree in 1922, and was also awarded a gold medal.

Host institution(s):

This scholarship program is hosted by Canada’s Recognized Universities.


Postdoctoral research in eligible programs.

Scholarship value/ Benefits:

The Fellowship is worth $70,000 per year.

Eligibility Criteria for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023:

For you to be qualified for this scholarship program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Non-Canadian nationals and permanent residents may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have a 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 and have a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in either a Canadian or an international institution.

Application instructions

  • The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete.
  • This involves assuring the submission of all host institution paperwork and referee assessments.

Before beginning your application, we strongly advice you to read the Selection Committee Guide. This guide includes the three evaluation criteria and provides helpful information on how the criteria are assessed. The selection committees for Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are multidisciplinary, thus applications should be prepared with a non-specialist research readership in mind.


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Kindly visit the official website from the link below

Official website

Other scholarship opportunities:

Chevening Scholarships 2023/2024 for International Students to Study in UK [Fully Funded]

The Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship 2023-24, Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland.


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