National Awards & Honours D-G

National Awards & Honours D-G
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The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) – Award of Merit
July 31
The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. The award is valued at $2,500.

Friends of CIHR & Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – Henry Friesen International Prize in Health Research
Deadline: January 12
The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research is presented in recognition of the distinguished leadership, vision and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen. The prize supports an annual Public Forum and luncheon address to CAHS. Through the partnership of CBC Radio One, the lecture endeavours to reach the broadest possible audience and takes place annually, at major centres across Canada.  Members from the Health Sciences community are encouraged to submit nominations for anyone they feel would be deserving of the Prize. Nominees will be those with vision who have had an impact in the health community.

Fulbright Canadian Visiting Research Chairs Program
  November 15
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs enable promising and prominent Canadian scholars, as well as experienced professionals to conduct research, develop collaborations, guest lecture and/or teach at select American universities and research centres, normally for one semester, though this may be extended to a full academic year. In addition, successful candidates will have the opportunity to deliver public lectures, give seminar presentations, participate in conferences and otherwise contribute to ongoing research activities at the host institution.

Fulbright Traditional Scholar Awards
November 15
Traditional Fulbright Scholar awards for Canadian scholars are open to scholars in all fields (excluding medical training) and are designed to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at a university or research centre of their choice in the United States. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree by December 31, 2011 or have equivalent professional experience.

Fulbright - US Programs, University of Manitoba Research Chair in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math 
Deadline: August 1
This award allows a successful US candidate to conduct research, develop collaborations and guest lecture within a designated faculty at the University of Manitoba for one semester (four months).  While in residence at the University, the candidate receives a payment of $25,000 from Fulbright Canada to cover expenses such as travel, housing, etc.   Fulbright then invoices the University for the $25,000 to cover these expenses.  Therefore, the host faculty at the University of Manitoba is responsible for providing the $25,000US to support the expenses of the successful US visiting chair.  Fulbright asks that the host faculty also provide a suitable office space and basic professional services for the visiting chair.

Gairdner Foundation - Global Health Award
Basic Science, Clinical Science, Population or Environmental Health
Value: $100,000 (CDN), framed certificate and a sculpture
Deadline: October 1
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 consists of $100,000 (CDN), a framed certificate with appropriate citation and a specially designed sculpture.

Gairdner Foundation - International Award
Value: $100,000 (CDN), framed citation and a commemorative item
Deadline: October 1
The Foundation's aim is to honour and reward outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the ultimate goal of contributing through research to the conquest of disease and relief of human suffering. The Foundation invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from every branch of biomedicine.
The Prize will be valued at $100,000 CDN each.  In addition a framed citation and a commemorative item will be presented at the awards dinner in October 2012.

Gairdner Foundation - Wightman Award
Medicine and medical science
Value: $100,000 (CDN)
Deadline: October 1
The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award recognizes exceptional leadership in Canadian medical science. Nominees should also have a high level sustained research career in a biomedical discipline. It is awarded for:

  • Individual accomplishment and leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level.
  • Institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally

Governor General’s Innovation Awards
Deadline: November 15
In today’s globally competitive and interconnected world, increasing productivity through the creation of new products and services, improving public sector performance, and building an inclusive, compassionate society will be the keys to Canada’s success as a caring, efficient and prosperous nation. The purpose, therefore, of the Governor General’s Innovation Award is to inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers that have developed new or better ways of creating value and that are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life.

Graham Boeckh Foundation – Dr. Samarthji Lal Award
Deadline: January 31
The Dr. Samarthji Lal award will recognize a researcher working in a Canadian institution in the area of psychiatry, with a focus on major mental disorders, who is mid-career and making an outstanding contribution to the field. The recipient will demonstrate excellence in scientific rigor, excellence and promise in research outcomes (contributing to the ultimate goal of bringing hope and relief to patients), and innovative, “out-of-the-box” thinking. The award is valued at $25,000.