The Banting Research Foundation supports health and biomedical research through an annual grant competition. 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 usually expect to fund 6-7 projects each year.
Grants awarded by year
As of 2018, 1347 grants have been awarded. A complete list of grants from 1926 to 2018 is here in MS Excel format.