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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre is considered as an independent organization for this competition and decides which applications it wishes to support through a interne selection of the candidates.

As a first step, it is therefore important to inform us of your intention to participate before June 15, 2020. You will then have until July 1st, 2020, 11:59 pm, to submit your application. We will proceed to an internal selection and we will provide personalized support to successful candidates until the submission of their application to the organization on October 1st, 2020.


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 objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is 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.

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Value and Duration

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


Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada AND foreign citizens are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a foreign university may only hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at a Canadian institution.
  • Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and who obtained their PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree from a Canadian university may hold their Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at either a Canadian institution or an institution outside of Canada.

Eligibility Window for Degree Completion

Applicants to the 2020-2021 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

  • between September 15, 2017 and September 30, 2021 (inclusively), and
  • before the start date of their award.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2021.

Eligibility extensions may apply. For all eligibility criteria, please visit the website.

Requirements (Prerequisites) for Internal Selection

  • Candidates must have at least 4 publications, or equivalent*
    * The committee will consider applicants with a lower number of publications only if the student's file is competitive.
  • Candidates should not be registered at the postdoctorate at the same educational institution than the PhD.

Application Submission and Deadlines

  1. Notice of Intent
    June 15, 2020, 11:59 pm
    Please advise us of your intention to submit your application for the pre-selection at the following email address: bourses.fchusj@recherche-ste-justine.qc.ca
  2. Submission of application for internal selection
    July 1st, 2020, 11:59 pm

    Applications must be submitted through the online form. Any application submitted after this date will be refused. No application update will be allowed after the deadline.

    The application must contain:
    - The letter of intent: 1 page maximum
    - Updated CV including list of publications, presentations and achievements
    - Description of the research project: For the pre-selection the description should be about 1 page.

    ** Applicant must read carefully the regulations governing the Fellowship Program. The candidate has the responsibility to see that his file is complete. Note that the committee reserves the right to reject any incomplete application. **
  3. Announcement of the candidates supported by the Research Centre
    early August, 2020
  4. Personalized support for successful candidates
    early August to September 30, 2020
    The candidate will completes his application using Research Net (Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships/Bourses postdoctorales Banting).
    The committee will review the candidate's application and provide comments and suggestions prior to final submission to the organization.
  5. Submission of the application to Banting by the applicant
    October 1st, 2020, 8:00 pm


For all contest details, please visit the organization's website

For more information about internal selection, contact:

Mrs. Marianne Arteau
Academic Affairs Advisor
514-345-4931, ext. 2145

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