CIHR IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population and Public Health Research

The CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award is designed to recognize the exemplary efforts and activities of exceptional Canadian researchers at different career stages who have created a highly influential body of work that has had a substantial impact on the field of population and public health research. The award also recognizes the leadership, mentorship, and innovative contributions of the recipients.

The CIHR-IPPH will consider applications for this award that are determined to be relevant to the Institute mandate and in keeping with the Institute values of:

  • Coherent intersectoral action for population health improvements;
  • Scalable population health solutions;
  • Community engagement, co-design and knowledge sharing;
  • Equitable population health impacts.

Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate how the concept of health equity is incorporated and integrated throughout the applicant’s body of work.

Up to three awards will be given, for exceptional researchers at different career stages.

Value: $12,500

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Note: Candidates must be nominated by a member of the Canadian health research community and endorsed by the institution or appropriate authority from the applicant's faculty. Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of nominees for institutional endorsement. 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

Upcoming Deadlines

November 30, 2023November 30, 2023 *
June 15, 2023 Jun. 15, 2023 June 15, 2023 16:00:00 June 15, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: CIHR IPPH Trailblazer Award in Population and Public Health Research Recognizes exceptional contributions in the area of population and public health research. .
* 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.