Gairdner Foundation International Awards and Wightman Award

Governance and Public Policy
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery

Deadlines

Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Monday 16th, May 2022

External Deadline: Saturday 1st, October 2022


Description

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

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through seven annual awards.

The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Annually, seven awards are given: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership .

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.

Laureates each receive $100,000 CDN 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.

More information can be found here.

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is currently on hiatus and not actively accepting nominations.


Funding Sources




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Last modified: April 12, 2022