Discovery Award Application

To submit a grant application, download and complete the application form, convert to a PDF and submit by email, AND mail a hard copy of the form as we require your original signature.
The signature page may be scanned and emailed with your application, along with the letter of nomination and other attachments. Please consider the size of your files – scanned files can become quite large if colour pictures are included. Convert from Word to PDF, use existing PDFs of attached articles, etc, when possible, and only scan what needs to be scanned.
***note – electronic signatures are acceptable***

Application Form

Download the application form in Microsoft Word document format:

Naming Submission Files

To properly identify your application, use this naming convention: LastnameFirstname_BRFApplication_2017.pdf

Attachments may be included with the application document or compiled into a single document and named LastnameFirstname_attachments_BRF_2017.pdf


The next application deadline is March 15, 2017, 5:00 pm ET.

Emailed documents must be received no later than March 15, 2017, 5:00 pm ET.

Please mail or courier your original hard copy immediately (next day or shortly after); we must have the original in hand to consider your application.

Submitting the Application

Email the application and attachment PDF to:

Please also paste the lay language summary of your research proposal and keywords into your email so that it can be distributed to potential reviewers.


Mail or courier the hard copy of your application with original signatures (***electronic signatures are acceptable***) to:

Banting Research Foundation
6 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Room 10
Toronto, ON M5S 3H2


If you have any questions please first check the Frequently Asked Questions, and if you don’t find an answer to your question, please contact us.

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

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