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!
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,…


Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winner!

The Banting Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce the first Discovery Award in Data Science Scholar: Dylan Kobsar, who is Assistant Professor of Neuromechanics in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Dr. Kobsar received this year’s award for…


Announcing the 2020 Discovery Award Winners

The 95th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards honour seven investigators for new projects in innovative health and biomedical research. Each award is valued up to $25,000. The Foundation is pleased to note the 62 applications received were divided equally…

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…

What Our Awardees Say About Us

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