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CIHR’s has created the Gold Leaf Prize-what are they and how to nominate

  • August 16, 2016
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What are the Gold Leaf Prizes?

 The Gold Leaf Prizes are valued at $100,000 and recognize excellent health research that has had an impact on the health of Canadians. The prizes will be handed out every two years.

Four CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes will be awarded, one in each of the following categories:

  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact: This prize will be awarded to an individual or team for health research with a proven impact on health outcomes, practices, policies, and/or on the health system.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery: This prize will be awarded to an individual or team whose research findings are unique, inspirational and break new ground, significantly influencing knowledge in their field.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early-Career Investigator: This prize will be awarded to an investigator at the beginning of their career who shows great potential and is expected to continue to produce research of exceptional merit.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation: This prize will be awarded for transformative leadership in a given CIHR priority area. In 2016, the prize will be awarded for outstanding leadership in patient engagement.

What are the important dates?

  • Nomination deadline: September 6, 2016
  • Gold Ribbon Panel selects winners: fall 2016
  • CIHR hands out prizes: Early 2017

Where can I learn more?

For more information, including eligibility criteria and instructions for submitting a nomination, check out the CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes web page, or email support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Government of Canada

Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

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