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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award in Biostatistics

Opportunity NameDiscovery Awards in Biostatistics
AgencyBanting Research Foundation and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI)
ValueUp to $30,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 year (July 1 to June 30)

Notice of Intent (NOI)

Intent to apply due at ORS10-02-2023
NOI due to FSc RO at for full review10-18-2023
NOI and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-25-2023
NOI and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review10-30-2023, by 9:00AM
NOI due at agency 11-01-2023, by 9:00PM

Full application

Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-10-2024
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-17-2024
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review01-22-2024, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 01-24-2024, by 12:00PM (noon)
  • To fund innovative health and biomedical research projects by outstanding new investigators at universities and research institutes in Canada.
  • To support early-career investigators in biostatistics who collaborate with scientists in fields of biomedicine, occupational health, or environmental health.


This competition is open to new investigators at any Canadian university or affiliated research institute who will be within the first three years of the date of their first career academic appointment at the application deadline date of January 24, 2024


have not been awarded more than $250,000 in start-up funding by your institution, excluding support from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI), 


have not been awarded more than $50,000 per annum in external research funding (operating grants) at the application date of January 24, 2024. 

An applicant who has been awarded more than $50,000 per annum in external operating funds may submit a request for up to $30,000, provided that the total sum of operating funds received from all sources during the funding year, including any funding awarded by The Banting Research Foundation, will not exceed $80,000.) 

How to Apply

A department/division head will be permitted to nominate only ONE potential applicant during each annual granting cycle.  For this reason, please indicate your intent to apply by sending an email to no later than 9am on Monday, 2 October 2023, so that the Office of Research Services can liaise with your department/faculty if there is more than one applicant from any department.  

Note: Intent to apply that are submitted to ORS after the October 2nd deadline will not be accommodated if a potential applicant from your department has already been approved to submit their application to agency. 

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at