The Banting Research Foundation annually awards the Discovery Award, a grant of up to $25,000, to outstanding new investigators in any area of health and biomedical research who are within the first three years of their independent appointment at a university or research institute in Canada. The intent is to provide seed funding so that applicants are able to gather pilot data to enhance their competitiveness for other sources of funding.
This competition is open to new investigators at any Canadian university or affiliated research institute who meet the eligibility criteria. Please read the full grant competition conditions on the Discovery Award Guidelines page.
We have one competition per year, and usually about 6 awards are granted. The 2017 deadline date for applications is March 15, 2017, 5:00 pm ET, and results will be posted by the end of June 2017.
Occasionally, we partner with other health organizations to provide additional co-funded grants. Details are posted annually.