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. 70 fellowships are awarded annually and a total of up to 140 awards are active at any time.
The objective of the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program is to:
- attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally
- develop their leadership potential
- position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow
Dr. Fickler was awarded this prestigious grant for his outstanding proposal on “Twisting Macroscopic Quantum Light – Advancing applications and foundations of bright squeezed vacuum by introducing orbital angular momentum of light”.