The Canada Gairdner International Awards ($100,000)


The Canada Gairdner International Awards

The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding researchers whose unique scientific contributions have increased the understanding of human biology and disease and contributed to the relief of human suffering.

The Gairdner Foundation invites the scientific community to nominate qualified researchers for this Award. Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. The award is intended for seminal bodies of work, not cumulative lifetime achievement.

Quality nominations are essential to the evaluation process. Packages should be accurate, current, and complete throughout the five year period of consideration. The nomination portal is open each year from mid-April – October 1 for edits, changes or additions by nominators.


The recipients will be announced in March of 2021, and presented at the awards dinner in Toronto in October of 2021. Nominations for the 2021 awards are due by October 1, 2020.


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