Research Western

Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research - 2016

The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research provides a cash award of $35,000 (plus up to $5000 for associated travel and hospitality costs) and supports an annual public forum, broadcast via CBC Radio One's program, "Ideas," to reach the broadest possible audience, and a variety of other speaking engagements.


Two nominators are required. Nominators will be Members of the FCIHR or the CAHS in good standing, Scientific Directors of research institutes, or Presidents or Deans of Medicine at Canadian universities. There is no limit on the number of nominations any one party can make.

Nominees will be of international stature and will exemplify the vision, distinguished leadership, and innovative contributions of Dr. Henry G. Friesen and the broad impact he has made in health research and health research policy in Canada. They will be accomplished speakers with the ability to address and engage the broadest possible public audience on topics related to the advancement and contribution of health research to Canadian and international society.

Nominations will be considered for up to three consecutive years, after which a new submission will be required.

Nomination consists of:


Submission and Deadline

Completed nomination packages, marked "CONFIDENTIAL," are to be sent by mail to:

The Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research
Advisory Committee
4 Devonshire Pl.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2E1

The submission deadline is Friday, February 12, 2016  (postmarked).


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding these awards and their nomination processes.

Further details can also be found at: