Internal Call for Proposals:  2021-2022 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The 2021-2022 Banting PDF competition has been officially launched. Please click here to access the Banting program launch information, and consult the Banting website at for further details on the program.

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-class postdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree. Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed host institution.

Lakehead University Internal Guidelines and Procedure
Because of the fact that the Banting program expects universities to submit applications for the best candidates, in order to select the most meritorious applicants for endorsement, Lakehead University has outlined specific deadlines/procedures that will be followed for this year's competition. Two important dates are as follows:
  • June 14, 2021:  Candidate contacts and finalizes proposed Lakehead University supervisor.
  • July 12, 2021:  Deadline for submission of complete Banting application packages. As part of the internal review process, candidates will be required to complete the full online Banting application and submit supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please click here for more information. 
University Support
Please note that for the purposes of submission, Lakehead University is willing to make the following contributions to Bantings that are submitted through our internal process:
For Banting applications ultimately successful in the national competition,  the Vice President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) will contribute a minimum of $5,000.  In addition, the VPRI will contribute an additional $2,500 if matched by an additional $2,500 from the respective Faculty dean for a potential institutional contribution of $10,000.  The match from the Dean must be requested by the proposed postdoctoral fellow supervisors and confirmed in writing.