Together with our donors and volunteers, we are launching health and biomedical discovery across Canada.

We identify young Canadian researchers with limited resources who demonstrate excellence and creativity in health and biomedical science and provide them with Discovery Awards.

Our Mission

To invest in the early careers of researchers who demonstrate excellence and creativity in health and biomedical sciences.

Discovery Award

We provide research grants to the highest ranked applicants in our annual peer-reviewed competition.

Our Impact

As the oldest Canadian medical research charity, we have awarded over 1350 grants to early-career researchers across Canada.

Latest News & Stories

Updates on our awardees, research funded, and more!
In Memoriam

Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…

Dr. Lou Siminovitch (Discovery Award recipient 1958) was a lover of science – an outstanding Canadian scientist who made brilliant contributions to cell virology, stem cell research and the field of genetics. As a scientific visionary, he mentored and influenced several generations…

Press Release

New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers

OTTAWA — Mitacs is expanding its support for early career researchers across Canada by funding six new Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards, valued at $25,000 each, for researchers in the first three years of a faculty position following their post-doctoral…

Catalyzing Discovery

Combat a deadly fungal pathogen with gene-editing technology (CRISPR-Cas)…

While the public is aware of the potentially deadly pathogens invading our hospitals, such as the highly infectious agents C. difficile or drug resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), a newer and much lesser known fungal pathogen has been emerging.  This deadly,…

Catalyzing Discovery

Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…

York University Team Works to Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis TRAF1 is a protein our bodies make naturally, and people with a specific variation of TRAF1 have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Removing or adjusting TRAF1 to reduce…

What Our Awardees Say About Us

We provide support at a pivotal time for early-career researchers.