Banting Research Foundation – Discovery Awards 2016


The Banting Research Foundation

For More Information

For more information, please go to the Banting Research Foundation website.


The Banting Research Foundation awards to outstanding new investigators in any area of medical 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.


New investigators within the first three years of their independent appointment; have not been awarded by their institution more than $150,000 in start-up funding; have not been awarded more than $50,000 per annum in external operating funds at the application deadline date. 

Funding Availability

Up to $25,000 – 5-6 award annually

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

1 year


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Email the application and attachment PDF to: and mail or courier your original hard copy along with original signatures immediately (next day or shortly after) to the Banting Research Foundation. The application must be accompanied by a letter of nomination from the applicant’s host department or division head.

For Questions, please contact

Ramona Rea, Executive Director
Banting Research Foundation
6 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Rm 10
Toronto ON  M5S 3H2

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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