John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health inequalities worldwide. 1 awarded annually (can be shared).

Value: Laureates each receive $100,000 CDN that can be put towards anything the laureate wishes.

Eligibility: While a single significant scientific discovery would continue to be sufficient evidence to select a nominee, the Award will also recognize outstanding researchers who apply rational scientific approaches to successful implementation, evaluation and policy interventions. Gairdner invites nominations from any field of research impacting global health and health inequity. The award is intended for research-focused candidates, not those primarily involved in administrative or advocacy roles. 

Note: *If institutional nomination/external expert review is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline to recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

October 01, 2022October 01, 2022 Verified Date
June 13, 2022 Jun. 13, 2022 June 13, 2022 16:00:00 June 13, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. .