Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Internal Campus Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Deadline for Complete Application Submission: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research based growth.  The objectives of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program are to:

  • attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

The Banting Fellowship is a two-year, non-renewable fellowship that carries a stipend of $70,000 (taxable) per year.   Approximately 70 fellowships are awarded annually, and are distributed equally among:


Applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Minnesota must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. 

Deadlines and Application Process

Host institutions are limited to submission of a single application per fellowship cycle.  An applicant to the Fellowship program must secure institutional endorsement and complete his or her application in full collaboration with the proposed host institution. The internal deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 5, with review by a faculty committee in early September.  Applicants should provide appropriate preliminary documents identified at the Banting website; the University of Minnesota committee will not have access to that site, so you will need to create a PDF with the appropriate materials. Please submit your application to The successful candidate will be notified by mid-September and will work closely with Graduate School staff to submit the completed application by the external deadline of September 19.  

Contact Information

For more information about the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, including the application process, the Banting Fellowship website.  If you have questions, please contact or 612-625-7579.