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What if you had the chance to improve health, reduce human suffering, and build a better future for generations to come?

What if we had nearly a century of evidence that this is possible, even amid escalating global challenges?

Let's Build a Better Future Through Medical Research

At the heart of medical progress lies research – the catalyst for discoveries, advancements, and transformative leaps in healthcare.

The Challenge: Fostering Medical Innovation

Researchers face funding challenges for their innovative solutions. Established research is typically preferred, leaving high-risk projects unfunded. The Banting Research Foundation supports emerging researchers who pursue high-risk, high-reward research.

Our Role: Bridging the Funding Gap

The Banting Research Foundation funds early-career researchers to conduct novel and transformative research on health and disease. We prioritize research projects that may not receive funding otherwise. Our grants have led to significant advancements in health sciences since its establishment in 1925, benefiting people worldwide.

The Impact: Advancing Health through Research

We fund innovation, empower scientists, and support ideas that change healthcare. The Banting Foundation contributes to many breakthroughs by providing seed funding and early support to researchers who become leaders in their fields.

“As we stand at the cusp of our centennial, we’re embracing an expanded vision that tackles pressing global challenges like climate change. The potential of our young researchers is limitless, and it is they who will drive us towards a sustainable and healthy future.”

Catharine Whiteside

Chair of the Board of the Banting Research Foundation

Empowering research to combat climate change

Apply to the Discovery Award Program

Eligible investigators, we invite you to apply for this opportunity to drive transformative research in tackling climate change

Make a Difference in Climate Change

Donors, together let’s make a lasting impact by establishing a new Discovery Award for Climate Change

Are you ready to take a chance on innovation?

We invite you to be part of the solution, to help nurture the next generation of medical innovators, and to support research that could change lives, perhaps even your own. With your donation, we can continue to fund the work of talented researchers who have the potential to make significant contributions to health science.

Whether you’re an individual, corporation, or foundation, your support can make a tremendous difference.

Want To Learn More?

Please contact Maurine Kwok, Executive Director, directly at 416 595 9046 or email