Health Researcher of the Year – CIHR

HEALTH RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR – Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Deadline: Mid-March  (exact date has not yet been posted)

The CIHR Health Researcher of the Year Prize (formerly called the Michael Smith Prize in Health Research) is CIHR’s most prestigious prize. A career achievement award, it honours and recognizes an exceptional health researcher in any area of health research who has demonstrated significant achievements in advancing knowledge through excellence in research, in capacity building and mentorship and through research and knowledge translation activities that have made a significant impact on improving health and/or the health system. One prize is awarded annually. The purpose of the prize is to provide a significant boost in funding over five years to an exceptional health researcher

who is expected to continue to produce research of exceptional merit. The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $ 500,000, enough to fund 1 prize. The maximum amount per prize is $ 100,000 per annum for up to 5 years.  Note: A letter of endorsement, signed by Dr. John Hepburn, is a requirement of the nomination.

Research Area(s): Health

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