Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award - 2021


Research Canada


Research Canada’s Leadership in Advocacy Award honours outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research. The Leadership in Advocacy Award is presented to individuals and/or organizations who/which have made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research at the local, provincial and/or national level.​ The Leadership in Advocacy Award is aimed at recognizing excellence in health research advocacy rather than excellence in health research, for which there are many other prestigious awards.


Individuals and Organizations are different categories and nominations will be evaluated separately. All nominees must be advocating for Canadian health research taking place in Canada.

Refer to Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy website for more specific details.


The award will be presented at Research Canada’s Annual General Meeting in June 2021. The name of the award recipient will be kept confidential until the award is presented.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

External Deadline

Please have the nominator submit the nomination form directly to the sponsor Research Canada.

How to Apply

Nominations need to be submitted by a Research Canada Member, Supporter and/or Partner. Please send a copy of the nomination to

For more information, contact or refer to the Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy website.

Alert Classifications
Honours and Awards

Health and Life Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences