Prix Galien Canada 2020 Research Award


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The Prix Galien Canada - 2020 Research Award is the most prestigious award in the field of Canadian pharmaceutical research and innovation, referred to as the Nobel Prize of pharmaceutical research.

New deadline due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the external deadline for submitting applications has been extended to October 30, 2020.


The Prix Galien is open to any person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Candidates from academia, health care institutions, research centers and industry are eligible.


The recipient of this distinguished award will receive a medal and a framed written recognition.

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

If you wish to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit your Expression of Interest (see How to Apply) to

External Deadline

If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to

How to Apply

The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee.  If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to by the internal deadline. 

An Expression of Interest will include:

  • A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR, signed by your ADR, which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined in the ​Prix Galien Canada  2020 Research Award submission criteria; and
  • an up-to-date CV for nominee (and each member of the team, if applicable)

If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination to by the external deadline.

For more information please contact or refer to the Prix Galien Canada website.

Submissions must be sent to 

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