Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

As the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada, the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program provides the opportunity to bring top talent to join the research community at UBC. 

The deadline to apply for the UBC Internal Banting Competition was Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT. Information about the 2018 UBC Internal Banting Competition will be posted on our website in spring 2018.

Updated Monday, August 21, 2017

Eligibility Summary

Eligibility requirements are set by Banting, and are available on the Banting website. All candidates must carefully review the Eligibility Criteria prior to commencing the UBC internal process.

Evaluation Criteria

Please refer to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships website for information about the review process and selection criteria.

Application procedures AND DEADLINES

UBC Internal Banting Competition 

A full Banting package, including the UBC Internal Banting Cover Form and Submission Checklist, is to be submitted in .PDF format to by Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM PDT, NO EXCEPTIONS. All documents must be formatted in keeping with the presentation standards for attached documents as set out by Banting.

Incomplete or ineligible applications or applications that do not conform to the Banting presentation standards for attached documents will be considered ineligible for institutional endorsement and will not be forwarded to the adjudication committee for review.

For the purpose of the UBC Internal Banting Competition, referee assessments and the Institutional Letter of Endorsement are NOT required. If selected for institutional endorsement, applicants will be provided with a completed Institutional Letter of Endorsement via email no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

For Applicants Selected as UBC Nominees

Applicants who are selected as UBC nominees are responsible for meeting the following additional deadlines before submitting the final application to Banting via ResearchNet. All candidates are responsibles for meeting any other deadlines set by their faculties and/or departments. Please consult with your faculty and/or unit for this information. 

  • Faculty of Medicine Deadline (for all applicants applying through units within the Faculty of Medicine): Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM PDT.
    • Packages must be submitted to the Faculty of Medicine before submission to ORS. Please contact Bryan Wong, Grant Application Officer, at for information about the Medicine submission. 
  • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Vancouver: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM PDT
  • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Okanagan: Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM PDT
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program National Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 20:00 PM EDT (17:00 PM PDT)

Information on Office of Research Services (ORS) submission guidelines is available in the documents below:



All Supervisor/PI resources are available on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Faculty and Staff Portal. An active CWL account is required to access this portal; please contact if you are unable to access this portal. 

The following Supervisor/PI resources are available: 

  • UBC Supervisor/PI Webinar
    • The Postdoctoral Fellows Office hosted an Supervisor/PI workshop for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program and the UBC Internal Banting Competition on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. A recording of this webinar is available to UBC faculty and staff on the Faculty and Staff Portal. 
  • Supervisor's Statement Template Letter
    • The PDFO has prepared a Supervisor's Statement Template Letter that is available on the Faculty and Staff Portal. This document is designed to assist Supervisors/PIs in preparing the Supervisor's Statement required as part of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program. Please refer to the Banting website for detailed information about what is required as part of this document.
  • Travel Award and Funding Allocations
    • The PDFO, in consultation with faculties across campus, has prepared a document that outlines potential sources of funding that may be accessible to successful Banting Postdoctoral Fellows. Please consult this document on the Faculty-Staff Portal for additional information. 


Click here for a list of frequently-asked questions pertaining to the UBC Internal Banting Competition. For any questions pertaining to the internal review process that are not addressed in this FAQ, email the PDFO at For any questions pertaining to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, including questions about eligibility, please contact Banting directly


All applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program must first apply to the UBC Internal Banting Competition. Applicants selected for UBC endorsement will be sent a completed and signed Institutional Letter of Endorsement in .PDF format by email no later than Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fulfillment of Degree Requirements Form

For candidates who have completed their PhD at UBC and require a Fulfillment of Degree Requirements Form, please email a completed form in .pdf format to Once received, the form will be signed by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and returned to you by email.


For more details on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program, visit the Banting website.

If you have any questions pertaining to the internal review process, email the PDFO at

Annual Value

$70, 000 CAD per year, for two years