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.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to the very best postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth.

  • Annual Value: $70,000 CAD per year for two years
  • Award Status: Active
  • UBC Internal Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • National Banting Deadline:  Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 20:00 EDT (17:00 PDT)

At UBC, the internal Banting selection process is managed by the Postdoctoral Fellows Office. For official information, regulations and procedures, visit the Banting website.

To access the Vanier-Banting Academic CV template, visit the Canadian Common CV (CCV) site.

IMPORTANT DATES

FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
  • UBC Internal Banting Competition Deadline: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT, NO EXCEPTIONS
FOR SELECTED UBC NOMINEES: 
  • Faculty of Medicine Deadline (for all applicants applying through units within the Faculty of Medicine): Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:00 PM PDT
    • Please consult with the Faculty of Medicine directly for internal requirements. 
  • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Vancouver: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT 
  • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Okanagan: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT 
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program National Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 20:00 EDT (17:00 PDT) via ResearchNet

All candidates are responsible for meeting any UBC internal deadlines set by their faculties and/or departments.  Please consult with your unit for any internal procedures and/or deadlines.

Updated Thursday, May 3, 2018

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 postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca by Wednesday, August 1, 2018 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 August 31, 2018.

UBC Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted as one continuous PDF file in the following order and emailed to postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca:

  • UBC Internal Banting Competition Cover Form
  • Canadian Common CV (Vanier-Banting Academic Template)
  • ResearchNet Application Details
  • Significance of research contributions          
  • Significance of leadership contributions        
  • Fulfillment of Degree Requirements Form    
  • If applicable, Special circumstances 
  • Research Proposal    
  • Bibliography
  • Supervisor’s Statement         

Please name the continuous PDF file “Lastname, Firstname – Banting Application 2018_2019”.

    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 responsible for meeting any internal procedures and/or 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): Tuesday, September 11, 2018 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 bryan.wong@ubc.ca for information about the Medicine submission. 
    • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Vancouver: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT 
    • Office of Research Services Deadline - UBC Okanagan: Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT 
    • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program National Deadline: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 20:00 EDT (17:00 PDT) via ResearchNet

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

     

    SUPERVISOR/PI Resources

    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 postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca if you are unable to access this portal. 

    The following Supervisor/PI resources are available for the 2018 UBC Internal Banting Competition: 

    • UBC Supervisor/PI Webinar
      • The Postdoctoral Fellows Office hosted an informational webinar about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program and the UBC Internal Banting Competition on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. A recording of the webinar is available 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.
    • Research Allowance
    • 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 and Staff Portal for additional information. 

    FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS

    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 postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca. For any questions pertaining to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, including questions about eligibility, please contact Banting directly

    INSTITUTIONAL LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT

    Only those applicants selected for UBC endorsement will be provided with the Institutional Letter of Endorsement in .PDF format by email no later than Friday, August 31, 2018. 

    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 graduate.thesis@ubc.ca. Once received, the form will be signed by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and returned to you by email.

    CONTACTS

    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 postdoctoral.fellows@ubc.ca.

    Deadline

    Wednesday, 1 August 2018

    Annual Value

    $70, 000 CAD per year, for two years