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 (2 years or less post PhD) in the fields of in the fields of molecular biology, stem cell biology, genetics, systems biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), biomedical engineering or computational biology. Candidates should send their application to one or two faculty members in the Donnelly Centre whose research interests match their own.

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

The successful applicant will receive a generous stipend 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:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • One page statement of research interests
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of reference to their 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.

A full list of participating Principal Investigators can be found HERE.

The deadline for applications is August 4, 2022.


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


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