Office of Post-Doctoral Training



Post-Doctoral Training

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External Funding Sources - Funding and Fellowships

Post-doctoral fellows may be eligible to apply for funding from external granting agencies. The rates of compensation and applicable policies vary depending on the funding agency.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 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).

$70,000/year; two-year duration

Number of Awards
70 fellowships awarded each year across Canada

Most fields of study

Application Details

Queen's Procedures for the 2019/20 competition
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Other Tri Council Post-Doctoral Fellowships: SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR
Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Mitacs Elevate is a program that develops skills of postdoctoral fellows in Canada and builds capacity for Research & Development management in various academic, industrial and non-profit sectors.

$57,500 ($50,000 salary stipend and $7,500 for research costs)

Number of Awards
Varies each year

Varies each year

Application Details
Program Description

Program Fact Sheet

Mitacs Accelerate Internship Program

Mitacs Accelerate Internship Program

Mitacs Accelerate connects companies with over 50 research-based universities through graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, who apply their specialized expertise to business research challenges. 

Application Details
Program Description

Program Fact Sheet

Other external funding agencies

Other external funding agencies

Consult the table which provides links to these sources of funding. Naturally, foreign nationals would benefit from checking first with agencies and foundations in their home country.

Name of Fellowship
Action Canada Fellows Action Canada
Awards for Canadian Scholars The Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program
Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program Government of Canada
Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS)
CCAC Fellowship program Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)
Faculty Research Fellowship Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Federation Research Fund Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
Fellowship program Ontario Centres of Excellence
Fellowship Program Smithsonian Institution
Fellowships Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Fellowships Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars
Fellowships Fondation Armand-Frappier
Fellowships Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Fellowships Social Science Research Council (US)
Fellowships International Union Against Cancer
Funded Research Parkinson Society Canada
Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Resources for the Future (RFF)
Graduate studies scholarships and postdoctoral fellowship program in occupational health and safety Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail
IDRC awards for graduate students International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
 James M. Flaherty scholarship Ireland Canada University Foundation
John Charles Polanyi Prizes Ontario Council on Graduate Studies
Knowledge Transfer Grants Canadian Arthritis Network
Mustard Fellowship in Work Environment and Health Institute for Work & Health
National Fellowships Program Sigma Delta Epsilon / Graduate Women in Science
Ontario Centres of Excellence Fellowships Ontario Centres of Excellence
Postdoctoral fellowship program Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)
Postdoctoral fellowship program Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Canadian Blood Services
Postdoctoral Training Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)
NCE Programs Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
Research Associate Program National Research Council of Canada
Research Grant German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Research Grant Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Residential Grants and Fellowships Getty Grant Program
Science Policy Fellowships Program Health Canada
Sloan Industry Center Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Davies Charitable Foundation Fellowship The Davies Charitable Foundation
Welch Scholarship International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications
William T. Grant Scholars Program William T. Grant Foundation
Women's Health Scholars Awards Ontario Council on Graduate Studies



Search Queen's University Research Services for more funding opportunities.