The Canada Gairdner
International Awards


The Canada Gairdner International Awards

The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. Nominees should be individuals whose “seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science.” Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. The award does not recognize a lifetime of work.

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee’s accomplishments.


The recipients will be announced in March of 2020, and presented at the awards dinner in Toronto in October of 2020. Nominations for the 2020 awards are due by October 1, 2019.

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