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.

Nomination Guidelines 

PDF Document 

Application Portal



Contact Name: 
Keiko McCreary
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External Deadline: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, September 23, 2022
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