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!

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce that the 2021 Discovery Award in Data Science scholars are Drs. Glen McGee and Alanna Weisman. Dr. Glen McGee intends to develop statistical tools to characterize and correct biases…

Press Release

Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards

Toronto, ON – Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the 96th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards.  This year, 12 investigators – 50% of whom are women – have been awarded one-year grants…


96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners

Every year, the Foundation presents six awards but this year is special. To mark the centenary year of the discovery of insulin, we have partnered with Mitacs to double the number of awards. A very special thanks to our partners…

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…

What Our Awardees Say About Us

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