About the Gairdner Foundation
The Gairdner Foundation was established in 1957 with the main goal of recognizing and rewarding international excellence in fundamental research that impacts human health. Since its inception in 1957, the Gairdner Foundation has distributed 380 awards for outstanding scientific research, with 87 Gairdner awardees having gone on to win a Nobel Prize.
Seven awards are given each year: five Canada Gairdner International Awards, one John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, and one Canada Gairdner Wightman Award.
The Gairdner Foundation is currently accepting nominations for these prestigious awards.
About the Awards
The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. Nominees should be individuals whose “seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science.” Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. The award does not recognize a lifetime of work. Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine.
Guidelines for the Canada Gairdner International Award are here.
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. Nominees should be individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is science-focused, and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments. Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health.
Guidelines for the Canada John Dirks Gairdner Global Health Award are here.
The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award recognizes a Canadian health researcher whose career demonstrates extraordinary leadership paired with exceptional science. It is awarded for:
- A sustained career of research excellence in the health sciences at an international level.
- Demonstrated leadership positions and achievements above those of their peers, with local, national and international impact.
Guidelines for the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award are here.
All Gairdner awards are valued at $100,000. Funds will be disbursed directly to the award winner for personal use.
All Gairdner award nominations should be complete by Friday, September 28 for submission ahead of the Foundation’s deadline of October 1, 2018.
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