Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowships

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies. The academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science. Fellows of the Academy are entitled to use the designation FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) or MACSS.

Eligibility: 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 sectors will normally have senior positions. All nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the preceding three (3) years, unless exceptional circumstances prompt the Board to rule otherwise the primary nominator must be a Fellow of the Academy. 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.

NoteThese nominations typically require institutional endorsement. Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of nominees. To promote equity, diversity and inclusion, departments and faculties should ensure that all eligible candidates are considered and given the opportunity to self-identify. To recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes, please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

March 14, 2023March 14, 2023 *
16:00:00 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.