Discovery Award

The Discovery Award is a one-year grant of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment. The intent is to provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding. We fund at least 6 projects per year. This year, we are partnering with Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada to co-fund research related to Dystonia and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre to fund research related to genomic medicine. These co-funded awards are in addition to our usual 6 awards granted each year. More information on our co-funded Discovery Awards is available on our Partners page.