Charles H. Best Postdoctoral Fellowship

Donnelly Centre researchers always seek new ways to explore global gene regulation and signal transduction using systems biology approaches, including functional genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and computational biology.

Our ideal candidate is a highly qualified graduate (graduated from a PhD program a maximum of two years ago by application deadline) in the fields of molecular biology, stem cell biology, genetics, systems biology (genomics, proteomics and metabolomics), biomedical engineering or computational biology. In order to apply, applicants must be sponsored by a Donnelly Centre faculty member. Applicants should contact faculty directly for sponsorship requests.

  If you are a driven graduate wishing to tackle big questions in biology, then the Charles H. Best Fellowship is for you.

Successful applicants will receive $45,000 per year for up to two years.

Once the candidate has arranged sponsorship with a Donnelly faculty member, the applicant must send the faculty member the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-page statement of research interests
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of reference addressed to the sponsoring faculty mentor

The award was established in 2001 as a tribute to Dr. Charles H. Best who, along with Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discovered insulin at the University of Toronto in 1921.

The deadline for applications is October 4, 2023.


Questions about this award may be sent to: Include "Charles H. Best Fellowship" in the e-mail subject line.


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