Fund Details
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 2022
Award Duration
Two years
Sponsor Name
Government of Canada
Sponsor Deadline


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 applicants that may apply to the Banting Fellowship opportunity. Those who wish to be hosted by a Faculty member at Harvard University should first confirm that their proposed host's lab or other research space is physically located on the campus of Harvard University.  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

Once confirmed, applicants must complete the internal application, (described below), in order to receive a Letter of Institutional Endorsement signed by the Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University.

Please Note: 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

Application Information:

Those in need of an Institutional Letter of Endorsement signed by the Vice Provost for Research at Harvard University will be asked to provide contact information and a copy of their proposed supervisor's statement

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

Additional information is available on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship website

Search Filters:

  • Other (Non Harvard) Institution
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Medical School (Quad)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
    • Graduate Student
    • Postdoc/Fellow
      Type of Competition
      • External Funding (Not Limited)
        Begin Accepting Applications Date:
        Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
        9/16/2021 10:00 AM