Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

2020-2021 Banting winners
2019-2020 Banting winners
2018-2019 Banting winners
2017-2018 Banting winners
Description
  • 70 new awards every year across Canada.
  • 70 000 $ per year.
  • 2 years (non-renewable).
Eligibility
  • Please refer to the eligibility criteria as presented on the Banting fellowship Web site.
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree between September 15, 2018 and September 30, 2022 (inclusively); and before the start of the award.
  • Applications from all research areas and in both official languages are encouraged.
  • While candidates already conducting research as postdoctoral fellows at UOttawa are eligible, they 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 Postdoctoral Fellowship be awarded to an applicant who is staying at the same institution where they completed their PhD, PhD- equivalent or health professional degree. In such cases, a solid justification must be provided.
  • Applicants must not hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position.
Criteria for selecting applications
  • Research excellence and leadership in the research domain.
  • Quality of applicant's proposed research program.
  • Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities.

For more information, please refer to the selection criteria and detailed guidelines as presented on the Banting web site.

Submitting an application file

A candidate must complete the following steps:

  1. Access ResearchNet to register and start filling out the application file.
  2. Register for Canadian Common CV (CCV) account – All applicants must create a Vanier-Banting academic CCV on the Canadian Common CV website and link it to their ResearchNet application.
Important dates

Important - Please note that the following dates are preliminary and may change once the competition is officially launched.

Deadline Date Details
Competition launch April 14, 2021 Launch of the Banting Fellowship competition.
Webinar in English

June 2, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Link to the webinar: Click here to join the meeting.

Webinar in French June 3, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Link to the webinar: Click here to join the meeting.
Internal Deadline August 6, 2021 Applicants and their referees submit their complete ResearchNet applications and assessments to banting-vanier@uottawa.ca.
Files evaluations

Aug 10 to Sept 2, 2021

The internal selection committee evaluates the files and identifies the ones recommended by the uOttawa.
Application Evaluation Aug 10 to Sept 2, 2021 The internal selection committee evaluates the files in order to determine the ones recommended by the University.
Release of the committee’s decisions September 7, 2021 RMS informs all the candidates of the committee’s decisions and provides feedback to the candidates.
Files’ revisions Sept 8 to 15, 2021 Applicants, supervisors, and referees (if necessary) revise their documents in accordance with the feedback provided by the selection committee.
Submission of the revised files Sept 15, 2021 Applicants submit their revised files to banting-vanier@uottawa.ca for a last revision.
Letters of Endorsement Sept 20, 2021 RMS provides the Institutional Letters of Endorsement and the feedback from the last revision.
Submission Deadline Sept 22, 2021 Deadline to submit application through ResearchNet, including the Institutional Letter of Endorsement.
Results Mid-February 2022 Expected announcement of results.
FAQ

I am interested in applying to the Banting Fellowships through the University of Ottawa. How can I find a research supervisor?

You have to identify and contact directly a professor in your area of interest. To identify potential research supervisors you can use the search engines found in the Quick Picks section of this webpage.

Can I apply to the Banting Fellowships through the University of Ottawa if I already am a fellow there?

Yes. However, you must provide a strong justification for the reasons why you want to stay at the University of Ottawa in the “Special circumstances” section of the application. Note that the longer you have been at the University of Ottawa, the stronger the required justification will need to be.

I am interested in applying to the Banting Fellowships competition through the University of Ottawa. Can I have an example of a successful application?

We are sorry. For confidentiality reasons, we can’t provide you an example of a successful application. However, if you have any question related to the best practices for preparing an application, do not hesitate to contact the program coordinators at banting-vanier@uottawa.ca.

I am a student from another university and I am preparing a Banting Fellowships application for the University of Ottawa. Who should sign the Fulfilment of Degree Requirements Form?

The form should be signed by the University where you completed your PhD.

I am a PhD student at the University of Ottawa and I am preparing a Banting Fellowships application to another university. Who can help me prepare my application?

You must get in contact with the university where you wish to hold your postdoctoral fellowship to learn about their Banting Fellowships internal selection process. They will be able to support you. In addition, you will have to contact InfoService here at the University of Ottawa to obtain the required signature for the Fulfilment of Degree Requirements Form.

How do I export my Banting application from ResearchNet?

To download and save a PDF version of your ResearchNet application, you need to connect to the ResearchNet portal, go to the “tasks” section and click on “Preview”. After, in the section “Application Materials”, click on “Preview” on the “Application Details” line. This will generate a PDF document of the application that you will need to save on your computer.

The Evaluation Committee recommends one of my referees to change his document. How do we proceed?

You first unregister that referee in ResearchNet then you register him again. The referee will receive a new request for an assessment by email regarding. The referee will have to write the assessment again, therefore, it is imperative that the referees keep a copy of their original assessment.

I haven’t been selected as a University of Ottawa candidate. Can I have the reviewer’s comments?

No. As it is the case for the national program, we only provide reviewers’ comments to selected candidates.

I have problems filling the application in ResearchNet. Who can help me?

If you have technical problems, you can contact the system support team by email at support@researchnet-recherchenet.ca or by phone at 613-964-9080.

If you have problems understanding the program guidelines, you can contact the program coordinators at the University of Ottawa by email at banting-vanier@uottawa.ca or by phone at 613-562-5800 (7751 or 2771).

I am a Banting Fellowships recipient. What are the next steps for me?

First, you need to accept the offer of the fellowship in ResearchNet and inform the Research Management Services at banting-vanier@uottawa.ca once it is done.

My Banting Fellowship application was not successful, but I still want to be a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa, how can I proceed?

You can contact the Office of graduate and postdoctoral studies at postdoc@uottawa.ca.

You can also find information on postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Ottawa on their website.

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