Canada Gairdner Momentum Award

Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 16th, May 2022

External Deadline: Friday 15th, July 2022


Nominators are advised to contact Ellen Steinhauer , Manager, Awards and Honours, SIRI/RGCS, for information on this program, if they are interested in these competitions.

The Canada Gairdner Momentum Award annually recognizes 2 mid-career investigators (typically 10-15 years past their first independent research appointment) working in Canada who in their last 6 active years have produced exceptional scientific research contributions with continued potential for impact on human health. The Gairdner Foundation welcomes submissions from all areas of health research including but not limited to discovery, clinical, global health, and population science and translational research.

Successful nominees will have produced a focused, cohesive body of scientific research which has made a significant impact in health research. Consideration will also be given to a nominee’s contributions to the growth and enrichment of the Canadian research community.

Quality nominations are essential to the evaluation process for this award. Nominations are active for the year of submission only and must be resubmitted in following years to be considered again. Two awards will be given each year. Awards cannot be shared.

Key Dates
The Momentum Award has a two-stage nomination process:

  • Initial submissions are due 11:59 pm PST on July 15 each year. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by others.
  • Applications chosen to progress to the second stage will be notified by August 15 and final submissions are due on October 1 by 11:59 pm PDT
  • Recipients will be announced in the spring of the following year.

Details found here.

Funding Sources

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: April 13, 2022