Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award

Research Canada’s Leadership in Advocacy Award honours outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research. The Leadership in Advocacy Award is presented to individuals and/or organizations who/which have made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research at the local, provincial and/or national level.

Please note that the Leadership in Advocacy Award is aimed at recognizing excellence in health research advocacy rather than excellence in health research, for which there are many other prestigious awards.

Eligibility: Awardees will be selected based on the description and/or evidence provided in the nomination package that shows how they are contributing to health research advocacy in Canada. See agency website for specific details.

Note: If institutional nomination 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

April 29, 2023April 29, 2023 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award Honours champions in health research advocacy. .
* 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.