CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes
Recognizing excellence in health research

CIHR is proud to announce its new suite of prizes, the CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes, which are among the highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual or team for excellence in health research and its translation into benefits for Canadians. Each CIHR Gold Leaf Prize has a value of $100,000.

These prizes cover achievements across all pillars of research (biomedical, clinical, health services and policy, and population and public health) and will be awarded every two years.

Update: Nominations have now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted a nomination. Prize winners will be announced early in the New Year.

CIHR will present a Gold Leaf Prize to a researcher in each of the following categories:

  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact
    This prize will be awarded to an individual or team for health research with a proven impact on health outcomes, practices, policies, and/or on the health system.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Discovery
    This prize will be awarded to an individual or team whose research findings are unique, inspirational and break new ground, significantly influencing knowledge in their field.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator
    CIHR is committed to helping develop the next generation of great scientific minds. This prize will be awarded to an investigator at the beginning of their career who shows great potential and is expected to continue to produce research of exceptional merit.
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation
    This prize will be awarded for transformative leadership in a given CIHR priority area. In 2016, the prize will be awarded for outstanding leadership in patient engagement.
    CIHR believes strongly in the importance of making patient engagement part of the research process. This prize will be awarded to an individual or team that collaborates with patients, advances patient engagement as a priority and focuses on outcomes that are important to patients.

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