Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award 2022

Sponsor

Research Canada

Description

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.

Program details and timeline are not yet confirmed. This information will be updated when the program launches.

Eligibility

Awardees are individuals who advocate for health research and positively impact the health research enterprise and/or health innovation system in Canada by working to educate decision makers, the public and the media and/or affecting policy and legislation through effective health research advocacy at the local, provincial and/or national levels. The advocacy work should exceed normal expectations of regular advocacy practice and should be inclusive and respectful of the values and personal autonomy of those who are affected by it.

Nominees will be chosen if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The advocacy work has resulted in a significant act(s) or specific decision(s) advantageous to the health research enterprise and the advocacy work has been the primary reason the decision was made.
  • The advocacy action(s) or decision(s) advantageous to the health research enterprise were marked by outstanding efforts, process or innovation.
  • The advocacy work generated support or raised new awareness among policymakers, the media and/or Canadians about the nature of health research, its economic and/or social benefit to Canadians and its critical role in nation building.
  • The advocacy work mobilized grassroots advocacy—action at the local, regional or community level.

Prize

The award will be presented at Research Canada’s Annual General Meeting in summer 2022. 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.

Deadlines

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

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External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to the Leadership in Advocacy Award's nomination web page by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

How to Apply

Please submit the nomination directly to the Leadership in Advocacy Award's nomination web page by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information contact research.honours@uoguelph.ca or visit the Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy website.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Health and Life Sciences
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences