Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowships

Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honours for members of the Canadian health sciences community. Election embodies a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of the health sciences irrespective of the Fellow’s specific discipline.

Eligibility: Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved local, provincial, national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials) and have demonstrated a track record of exceptional accomplishment and impact. Individuals working in government, NGO or private sectors are eligible if they have a stellar record of accomplishment in the public interest that attests to their ability to advance the
mission and goals of CAHS. At the time of election, Fellows working in a university will normally hold the rank of Full Professor and those working in other non-academic sectors will normally have senior positions. At the time of election, Fellows must be either Canadian citizens or residents of Canada for the past 3 years, unless exceptional circumstances prompt the Board to rule otherwise.

Normally at least one of the nominators is a Fellow, however, CAHS will consider applications where none of the nominators are CAHS Fellows. The primary nominator accepts responsibility to coordinate the entire application by filling out the nomination form and choosing the two co-nominators. The two co-nominators, who would normally be an institutional leader from the nominee’s institution and a colleague from a different institution, national or international, will attest their support of the nomination.

Note: If an institutional nomination is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline or at least three months in advance of the external 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

March 06, 2024March 06, 2024 *
January 09, 2024 Jan. 09, 2024 January 09, 2024 16:00:00 January 09, 2024 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowships Recognizes contributions to the promotion of health science. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.