CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes

The CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes 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.

The Awards

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.


Nominations will only be accepted from institutions, organizations, and networks with a recognized standing in the research and / or knowledge translation communities. Nominations may be submitted for individuals or teams within the Canadian context. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations must include:


Nominations close on September 6, 2016.

Send the complete nomination package by courier (date stamped by the deadline) to:

RE: CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
160 Elgin Street, 9th Floor
Address Locator 4809A
Ottawa ON K1A 0W9


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding these awards and their nomination processes.

Further details can also be found at: