The 2023 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition has officially launched!

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition (Bantings) has officially launched! We encourage Carleton Faculties and faculty members to open discussions with potential Banting candidates. The Bantings are intended to support world class, Canadian and international postdoctoral researchers, who will become the research leaders of tomorrow. These are highly competitive awards, designed for exceptional candidates who are almost ready to apply for a faculty position.


It is the responsibility of the individual Faculties to determine whether to permit their Departments, Schools, or Programs to host a Banting postdoctoral fellow.

Bantings are Institutional awards where the candidate is expected to demonstrate not only research excellence but also a unique fit within the priorities of the Host Institution. Therefore, to ensure that the strongest candidates are put forward, Carleton has adopted a multi-phased approach to determine institutional support. In order to attract the strongest candidates, we encourage those who are interested in hosting a Banting, and approved by their Faculty to do so, to begin seeking out candidates.


There are several eligibility criteria, including the condition that Applicants to the 2023 Banting program fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent, or health professional degree. Please refer to the Banting program website for full details relating to eligibility.

Funding Available:

  • $70,000 per year (taxable)
  • 2 years (non-renewable)

Carleton-specific Details:

  • An internal committee will be constituted to review applications and determine which will be endorsed by the University for submission to the national competition.
  • The institutional contribution will be determined by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) and the Faculty for endorsed candidates.

How to Apply: 

Candidates must first apply for the Banting Fellowship through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) Carleton University, by completing the mandatory Administrative Candidate Eligibility Form. This form provides essential information about the prospective Banting candidate, informs the Faculty about there being a potential Banting candidate, and permits the candidate’s eligibility to be ascertained based on the data provided. This form must be completed by the candidate and their supervisor, and submitted online by 8:00 p.m. EST, May 16, 2023. 

Details Deadline
1. Carleton’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) launches internal Banting competition.

Candidates and Supervisors may begin the application process.

Friday April 21, 2023
2. Candidates and supervisors submit the Banting Administrative Candidate Eligibility form online, which includes:

Supervisor contacts their Department Chair/Director to inform them of their intention to host a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow and receives the Chair/Director’s approval.

Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
3. FGPA reviews the above submissions, informs relevant Chairs/Directors of candidates’ respective applications, and sends the submissions to the FGPA Banting Adjudication Committee†. Friday May 19, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
4. The FGPA Banting Adjudication Committee† review submissions and determine which applications will be endorsed by Carleton University. Between Friday May 19, 2023 and Friday June 9, 2023
5. FGPA contacts candidates and supervisors to inform them of whether the University will endorse their application.

Endorsed candidates and their respective supervisors are provided with preliminary feedback and encouraged to continue developing their application.

Original Deadline: May 30, 2023

New Deadline: Friday June 9, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.

Note: original deadline was pushed due to an unexpectedly large number of applications. Future internal deadlines will be adjusted, as needed.

6. Internal full application developed and submitted to FGPA.

Candidates and Supervisors are given meeting options to further review and refine their application, working with the FGPA Banting Adjudication Committee†. Meetings will be scheduled by FGPA.

Monday July 10, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
7. FGPA Banting Adjudication Committee† meet with candidates and supervisors to review and refine applications.

Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.

Thursday July 20, 2023 to Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
8. Penultimate application developed and sent to FGPA. Monday September 4, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
9. FGPA final administrative review is conducted and feedback regarding the administrative review (not content review) is sent to candidates and supervisors. Friday September 8, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
10. Letters of endorsement are sent to candidates and supervisors. Thursday September 14, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST
11. Candidate submits final application to Banting Secretariat. Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. EST

*As per Banting criteria. Note that the internal statement should be less than 2 pages (the Banting submission will be permitted to be up to 4 pages, but this is not required at this stage in the competition).

**As per Banting criteria for Task #10: Title of Research Proposal, Lay Title, and Lay abstract.

† FGPA Banting Adjudication Committee consists of FGPA Associate Dean (Planning and Awards) and relevant Faculty Associate Deans of Research (or equivalent).