Nominations are now invited from leading researchers across the world for the Canada Gairdner Awards 2021. The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world.
The Gairdner Foundation also engages in outreach programs across Canada and acts as a convener with the public, policymakers, and other stakeholders on the impact of science on our everyday lives.
The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research impacting human health. The following awards are given each year: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research and one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, for impact on global health issues.
- The Canada Gairdner International Awards: 5 Awarded annually-Awarded to outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in an increased understanding of human biology and disease.
- The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award: 1 Awarded annually- (can be shared) Awarded for scientifically based research that has improved the health and well-being of those facing health inequities worldwide.
Laureates each receive $100,000 CDN (Rs. 56,10,469.00 approx.) that can be put towards anything the laureate wishes. Past laureates have used their winnings to support their labs, their research, or even paid for their niece to attend medical school.
The awards are open to world-leading researchers in biomedical or global health research. However, there are no posthumous or self-nominations.
Call for Nominations
Anyone can nominate a Canada Gairdner awardee. To submit your nomination online, click here.
The last date to submit your nominations is October 1, 2020.
Phone Number: 416-596-9996
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