Faculty of Social Science

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program 2016/2017


June 27, 2016
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Update

Congratulations to Mark Kersten (with Joanna Quinn, Political Science) and Scott Krayenhoff (with Jamie Voogt, Geography) on being chosen by the Faculty of Social Science Awards Committee to move forward to the full application.

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in applying.

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 program is jointly administered by Canada's three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:

Value and Duration: $70,000/year for two years

Number of Awards:  70 fellowships awarded each year

Eligibility:  Please refer to the eligibility guidelines on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship website.

Application Details:  Please refer to the application guide on the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship website.

Important Dates:

June 3, 2016 School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) information session and panel discussion on de-mystifying the application and selection process of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Time: 12:00pm (lunch will be served)
Location: IGAB 1N05
June 10, 2016 CV and Letter of Intent (LOI) sent to Nicole (nmcmaho@uwo.ca).

CV component: 
  1. Student CV (CCV is encouraged, but not required)
    *Note: A CCV is required for the full application
  2. Supervisor CV or CCV
LOI description:
  • Brief description of proposed research (500wrds)    
  • Brief description of synergy with (500wrds):
    1. University
    2. Supervisor
    3. Department
    4. Any other relevant points of intersection
CVs and LOIs will be reviewed by a committee of the Dean and Associate Deans of Social Science.
June 24, 2016

One candidate (in exceptional circumstances, two) will be asked to go forward, and willl be given further timelines relevant to the full application.  Because of the highly competitive nature of the Banting, the FSS Committee may elect not to send any applicant forward.  There is no selection process at the University-level (SGPS).  Once selected to be a candidate from the Faculty of Social Science, SGPS will work closely with the supervisor and candidate to put together the best application possible.

August 29, 2016

The Faculty will provide a (max one page) draft “Letter of Endorsement”.
The Supervisor will provide a (max five page) “Supervisor Statement
All are encouraged to work closely with SGPS in drafting these documents – please contact Mihaela Harmos (Postdoctoral Services Coordinator)

The August deadline is to ensure a first draft of everything may be reviewed by SGPS prior to the official submission deadline in September.

September 21, 2016 Banting Fellowship application deadline.
February 2, 2017 Funding decision release.