The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health inequalities worldwide. While a single significant scientific discovery would continue to be sufficient evidence to select a nominee, the Award will also recognize outstanding researchers who apply rational scientific approaches to successful implementation, evaluation, and policy interventions. The award is intended for research-focused candidates, not those primarily involved in administrative or advocacy roles. This award can be shared by multiple recipients at the discretion of the Foundation.


  • Awards are made to residents of any country without the restriction of gender, race, religion, creed, or nationality.
  • Gairdner invites nominations from any field of research impacting global health and health inequity

The prize is valued at 100,000 CAD. Expenses for travel and accommodation to accept the awards are paid by Gairdner.

Funder: Gairdner Foundation


Deadline: October 1, 2021