Together with our donors and volunteers, we're 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!

We’re hiring!

Position: Executive Director (Part-time, estimate .80 FTE) Application deadline:  May 8, 2020. The Banting Research Foundation seeks to recruit an Executive Director (approximately 4 days a week). The preferred candidate will have administrative experience in the not-for-profit sector related to…

Discovery Awardee Profile

Discovery Awardee Profile – Dr. Gareth Lim

By Krista Lamb – While we often think of obesity as a condition related to diet and exercise, the reality is that it’s much more complicated than just those two things. Many people who develop obesity will do so because…


Lindsay Bodell brings her science to the public

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) recently held a public event in Toronto exploring the science behind dieting and healthy eating. The event entitled, “New Year New You: The Science of Healthy Eating,” featured a panel discussion with four…


Updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees

With generous support from donors and volunteers in 2018, we supported 9 outstanding early career researchers across Canada. These researchers have since made significant progress on their research projects, expanded their research teams, received additional honours and awards, and secured…

What Our Awardees Say About Us

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