The Banting Research Foundation supports outstanding new investigators conducting a broad range of health and biomedical research at universities and research institutes in Canada.

David Chatenet with lab members

David Chatenet and his team, one of the 2013 recipients of a Banting Research Foundation grant, in their lab at Centre INRS – Institut Armand-Frappier. (Photo: Christian Fleury)

Established in 1925 to support the ongoing research of Frederick Banting and his associates, the Banting Research Foundation now focuses on supporting early-career researchers with seed grants for innovative projects in all areas of health and biomedical research at universities and research institutes in Canada.

“The Banting Research Foundation commemorates the discovery of insulin, and the hope is that through its opportunities other discoveries will be made, which, like insulin, will bring alleviation to human suffering.”

Sir Robert Falconer, KCMG, LLD
First Chairman of The Banting Research Foundation
President of the University of Toronto
June 23, 1925

Banting Research Foundation
Founded in 1925 by supporters of Frederick Banting,
1923 Nobel Laureate for the discovery of insulin


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