John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The Canada Gairdner Awards celebrate the world’s best biomedical and global health researchers through annual awards.

About the Gairdner Awards

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes global research leaders who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those who are facing health inequities worldwide.

Successful nominees can be from any field of research that impacts global health and health inequity. The award my be given for a single significant discovery, or in recognition of outstanding researchers who apply rational scientific approaches to successful implementation, evaluation, and policy interventions. It may be shared by multiple recipients in any given year.

The award is valued at $100,000 and is for the personal use of the recipient(s).  An award citaiton and a medal will also be presented.

Nomination Process

Self-nominations are not accepted.  A nominator is required for a valid nomination submission.

A complete nomination includes the following required information:

  • Nominee contact information and employment details;
  • Nominator contact information;
  • Brief Biography (optional);
  • Short CV including training, positions, honours & awards, publication list (excluding abstracts;
  • Citation: 1-2 sentences;
  • Summary of research impcat and key contributions to global health;
  • List of Top 5 Publications or other material related to the research summary with a brief outline of the impact of each and citation count/source;
  • Comparative Analysis of nominee's position relative to others in their field;
  • Potential Co-Nominees;
  • At least 2 letters of support (maximum 8).


Please submit nominations through the Gairdner Nominations Portal


Notice of Intent to Nominate: August 16, 2022 (email if you wish to have Western Research support and coordination of your nomination)

The final submission deadline is October 1, 2022.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)