Call for Submissions: Gairdner Early Career Investigator Competition
Submission Due Date EXTENDED
We invite early career investigators across Canada to submit an application to present their research as part of the Gairdner Science Week events in October. Five investigators will be chosen to give 10 minute talks in association with the Laureate Lectures on October 27, 2022, to participate in a networking session with 2022 laureates and to attend the 2022 Awards Gala on October 27, 2022 (travel and hotel provided). The talks will be broadcast live and recorded for YouTube distribution globally.
This is a competitive process, with the finalists being selected by the laureates themselves. Applicants must indicate one of the following laureate options as their intended match:
– Pieter Cullis/Katalin Kariko/Drew Weissman (mRNA, vaccine development, drug delivery, lipid nanoparticles)
– Stuart Orkin (blood disorders, sickle cell anemia, thalessemias, research equity)
– Zulfiqar Bhutta (child and maternal health and development, nutrition)
– John Dick (stem cells, leukemia)
– Deborah Cook (intensive care patients and practice)
To learn more about the laureates and their award-winning work, visit gairdner.org
Submissions should include a 100 word summary of your research presentation, plus a two (2) minute video explaining how your science relates to one or more of this year’s laureates and what you hope to learn from your interactions with them. If you wish to use slides in your video we request no more than two (2) be included.
This call is open to all faculty and professionals at the Assistant Professor or equivalent rank.
Only one submission allowed per individual.
Submission Due Date: August 1, 2022 11:59 PM PDT
Submission Due Date EXTENDED August 24, 2022 11:59 PM PDT
The Gairdner Foundation confirms its strong commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Throughout the activities associated with the Canada Gairdner Awards program and associated Canadian and Global outreach programs, Gairdner strives to engage and promote the active participation of individuals of diverse backgrounds and abilities and embraces diverse perspectives in research.
If you have any questions or have any accommodation requirements, please contact Sarah Devonshire at email@example.com
Discover last year’s award winning research by the 2021 Early Career Investigator Awardees