Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship timeline

Please note: Information and dates may be revised depending on further information from the agency and resources available.

April 2023:

April – June 1, 2023:

  • Interested applicants wishing to apply through the University of Waterloo must follow Steps 1-3 on Waterloo’s Banting web page.
    • Confirm eligibility
    • Complete the Banting Fellowship Letter of Intent (LOI) form
    • Receive endorsement to apply from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA)

June 1, 2023:

  • Recommended deadline by which proposed host supervisors submit Banting endorsement form to confirm support of applicant.

June 1 – June 28, 2023:

  • Prospective applicants who have received confirmation from Heidi Mussar to proceed with continuing the application process, follow Steps 4-8 in the Critical Steps as outlined on Waterloo’s Banting web page.
    • Create a ResearchNet and a Canadian Common CV account
    • Select and contact referees
    • Fulfillment of degree requirements form
    • Refer to the application guide
    • Submit pdf copy of completed application to GSPA

June 28, 2023 @ 12:00 p.m. EDT*:

*Under no circumstances will late applications after Waterloo's deadline of June 28 be considered.

July 12, 2023:

  • GSPA makes applications available for review by institutional selection committee.

July 26, 2023:

  • Institutional selection committee members provide ratings for each of their assigned applications to GSPA.

July 26 – Aug 2, 2023:

  • Chair of institutional selection committee assesses ratings of applications.

August 2, 2023:

  • Institutional selection committee meeting to finalize shortlist of candidates, focusing on strength of research proposal, synergy between candidate and host supervisor and alignment with institutional strategic priorities.

August 3 – 23, 2023:

  • Decisions relayed to candidates not proceeding in competitions.
  • Feedback provided to shortlisted candidates.
  • Shortlisted candidates and proposed host supervisors revise application material and re-submit to GSPA by August 23, 2023.

August 23, 2023:

  • Deadline for revised applications to be re-submitted to GSPA by shortlisted candidates.

August 30, 2023:

  • Re-submitted applications made available to institutional selection committee for final decisions.

September 6, 2023:

  • Institutional selection committee meeting to finalize endorsed candidates.

September 6 - 19, 2023:

  • GSPA and Faculty Associate Deans communicate with endorsed applicants and supervisors to fine-tune applications and institutional letters.
  • GSPA provides applicants with institutional Letter of Endorsement and finalized Supervisor’s Statement for them to upload to their application.
  • GSPA sends communication to non-recommended applicants and proposed supervisors.

September 20, 2023 @ 8:00 p.m. EDT:

  • Deadline by which all endorsed applicants are required to submit completed Banting application electronically via ResearchNet

October - December 2023:

  • Banting PDF selection board evaluates applications

Mid-February 2024:

  • Anticipated announcement of results by agencies

Questions about any stage of this process can be sent to Heidi Mussar, in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.

return to the Banting PDF website

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April 20, 2023