Our Mission

To Invest in the early careers of researchers who demostrate 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.

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.

Latest News & Stories

Jennifer Heisz: Pioneering Brain Health Research and Inspiring Personal Journeys

Associate Professor Jennifer Heisz, a 2014 Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award recipient, has been making significant strides in the realm of brain health and aging. Recently named a 2023 University Scholar, her research reveals the potential of physical activity in dementia prevention. Beyond her academic achievements, Jennifer’s personal journey from a sedentary lifestyle to completing an Ironman race stands as a testament to the power of determination and the profound effects of exercise on mental health.

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