Office of Post-Doctoral Training



Post-Doctoral Training

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Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship

Queen's Internal Procedures for 2017/18

Banting PDF objective

  • attract and retain top-tier post-doctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
  • develop their leadership potential
  • position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow

Value and duration: $70,000 / 2 years

Selection Criteria

  1. Research excellence and leadership in the research domain
  2. Quality of applicant's proposed research program
  3. Institutional commitment and demonstrated synergy between applicant and institutional strategic priorities

Full application details and eligibility criteria on the Banting website

NEW: Eligibility window for degree completion:

Applicants to the 2017-18 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program must fulfill or have fulfilled all degree requirements for a PhD, PhD-equivalent or health professional degree:

  • between September 20, 2014 and September 30, 2018 (inclusively), and
  • before the start date of their award.

Applicants who have not fulfilled all requirements for their degree at the time of application must submit proof no later than October 15, 2018.

Allowable extensions to eligibility window

The window of eligibility can be extended by a cumulative maximum of two years if the applicant had their career interrupted for the following reasons:

  • Parental leave
  • Illness
  • Health-related family responsibilities
  • Mandatory military service

Additionally, for health professionals who have engaged in post-degree non-research related clinical training (e.g. residency) - the eligibility window can be extended by the duration of this training.

No other exceptions will be allowed.

Interruptions used to extend the eligibility window for degree completion must have occurred after the fulfilment of your degree requirements and before the application submission deadline.

Justification must be provided in Special circumstances.

"Fulfilled all requirements of the degree" refers to the date that the applicant completed all the steps required for obtaining their degree. Although these requirements may vary by institution and degree type, they normally include thesis defence corrections and thesis deposition. It is not the convocation date.

Queen's Internal Procedure and Timeline:

April 19, 2017 Competition Launch 

July 4, 2017, 4:00 pm EDT: Letter of intent (LOI) package to be submitted to Queen's Office of Post-Doctoral Training (OPDT). LOI package contains:

  • Vanier-Banting Academic CV of applicant (via Canadian Common CV, see below for instructions)
  • 1 page statement of proposed research + max. 1 page of references/bibliography (developed with supervisor). This research statement does not need to include its own lay abstract, but please keep in mind that your statement will be read by non-specialist readers. Please use the Banting guidelines for Research Proposals as a reference.
  • 1 page supervisor statement: Use Banting Application Guide as a reference

Submit packages in PDF or MS Word format to Vicky Arnold at

Instructions for Vanier-Banting Academic CV

  • Follow instructions in the Banting Application Guide to set up a Canadian Common CV account.
  • To access the Banting CV template after logging in, select “Funding” from the “CV” dropdown menu, then select “Vanier-Banting” as the Funding Source and “Vanier-Banting Academic” as the CV Type.
  • To save a draft PDF version of your Vanier-Banting Academic CV, which is all that is required for Queen's internal selection process, click the “Preview” button. (Note: If you press “Submit”, this will generate a “final” PDF version of your CV which can be accessed by clicking the “History” tab at the top of the page. This version is acceptable, but not necessary, for internal submission.)
  • There may be several places to enter the same information. Choose the most logical section and enter the information only once

​Presentation Standards for Research and Supervisor Statements

  • Pages must be 8 ½" x 11" (216mm x 279mm)
  • Insert a minimum margin of 2cm (3/4 inch) around the page (top, bottom and sides)
  • Text can be either single- or double-spaced
  • Use a minimum font size of 10 (Arial) with no condensed type

July 4 - July 21 2017: Internal committee (consisting of Associate Deans Research or delegates) selects candidates to put forward.

July 21- August 21, 2017: Candidates finalize application package, submit to OPDT no later than August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT. Please submit all application documents electronically in PDF format, except the 3 reference letters.

September 11, 2017: Dean of Queen's School of Graduate Studies provides institutional letter of endorsement if final application meets all requirements.

September 20, 2017: Candidate submits final application via ResearchNet.

January 2018: Supervisor of successful applicants creates TRAQ DSS.

For questions about this process please email Vicky Arnold, Coordinator of Communications and Post-Doctoral Training, School of Graduate Studies at


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