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XB-JOB-1273
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Lab None Closing Date 2020-10-01
Employer Name CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC Posting Date 2020-06-08
Employer URL Salary $70,000 per year (taxable)
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Location Canada,  ,  various    
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Job URL https://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/app-dem_overview-apercu.html

Job Description

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

70 fellowships are awarded annually, with approximately 140 awards are active at any time.

Fellowships are distributed equally among:

-the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
-the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
-the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

Review process overview

All eligible applications to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program undergo an evaluation by a selection committee from one of the three federal granting agencies above. 

Applications are reviewed against three (3) equally weighted selection criteria, and ranked.

The ranked list of all the applications is submitted to the Tri-Agency Programs (TAP) Steering Committee for their approval.

The TAP Steering Committee, made up of the presidents of the three federal granting agencies and the deputy ministers of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and of Health Canada, approves the final slate of 70 awardees annually.

Selection criteria:

Applicant’s research excellence and leadership in the research domain:
-demonstrated capacity for research excellence based on track record as defined by the quality of the applicant's research contribution; and
-demonstrated capacity for leadership in the research domain as defined by the sphere of influence achieved to date by the applicant.

Quality of applicant's proposed research program:
-potential of the proposed research program, executed in the proposed institutional environment, to position the applicant to have significant impact through a research-intensive career.
-Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities:
demonstrated commitment of the institution to champion the development of the applicant's research and leadership capacity through support (funding, facilities, equipment, etc.) and professional development;
-institution’s research capacity (demonstrated or potential) in the research area of the applicant’s proposed research program, which will enable the -institution to provide an intellectually stimulating environment to position the applicant as a research leader; and
-demonstrated alignment and synergy between the applicant's research ambitions and the institution's potential to benefit strategically from engaging with the applicant.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the administering agency of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program is responsible for the payment of awards in accordance with the policies and regulations outlined in the Tri-Agency Research Training Award Holder’s Guide.

Value & duration

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

Next important date

Application submission deadline: October 1, 2020 (20:00 EDT)

ResearchNet application portal will open on: June 15, 2020.
As a result of the impact of COVID-19 related activities and resulting pressures on the online system, the opening of the application portal has been delayed from June 01 to June 15.

Eligibility
-Canadian citizens
-Permanent residents of Canada
-Foreign citizens

Areas of research
-Health research
-Natural sciences and/or engineering
-Social sciences and/or humanities


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