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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Opportunity:  Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sponsor: Government of Canada

Amount: C$ 70,000

  • Two year funding period

Internal submission deadline: 09/06/2022 @ 11:59 PM


The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, offered by the Government of Canada, provides two year fellowships to eligible postdoctoral students nationally and internationally.

There are no limits to the number of applications Harvard may submit to this opportunity, but there are specific guidelines regarding eligibility when obtaining the required letter of sponsorship signed by Harvard’s Vice Provost for Research.

In Longwood, the faculty sponsor must hold a primary appointment at one of the following:

  •  HMS basic and social science departments (to see a list of Departments, please click here)
  •  Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  •  Harvard School of Dental Medicine

To request a letter signed by the Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University, please select the following link to begin the request:

If your proposed host is based at one of the institutions listed below*, Harvard University is unable to provide the Letter of Institutional Endorsement required by the Banting Fellowship. The letter must come from the institution where your proposed host has their lab or research space.

While there are many faculty members affiliated with Harvard University, those who do not occupy physical lab and/or research space on the campus of Harvard University are not administratively supported, employed, or governed by Harvard University. As such Harvard University cannot provide the required Institutional Endorsement letter for the following affiliated institutions:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cambridge Health Alliance
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Hebrew Senior Life
Joslin Diabetes Center
Judge Baker Children’s Center
Massachusetts Eye and Ear | Schepens Eye Research Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
McLean Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
VA Boston Healthcare System







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