Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships 2021


The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences brings together Canada’s top-ranked health and biomedical scientists and scholars to make a positive impact on the urgent health concerns of Canadians.

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Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) is among the highest honours in Canadian health science and carries with it a covenant to serve the Academy and the future well-being of health science. The CAHS recognizes the full breadth of academic health science from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows of the Academy are entitled to the designation FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences) or MACSS (Membre de l’academie Canadienne des sciences de la santé).


Nominees must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the preceding three years;
  • Have careers marked by a record of substantial accomplishment;
  • Be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science; and
  • Have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies, and a commitment to advance academic health science.

Fellows will normally hold the rank of Full Professor.

Nomination Process

  1. Three Letters of Nomination are Required.
    • The Primary Nominator is not required to be a Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellow.
    • All must be from either health science experts or senior academic administrators.
    • At least one should come from a senior leader at the nominee’s institution (Dean, CEO, President, VP-Research, etc.)
    • One should come from a well-recognized referee from outside the nominee’s institution (Canadian or international).
  2. A full nomination package will consist of:
    • 100-word lay-citation describing the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions;
    • a list of keywords covering the nominee’s areas of expertise (selected from a list);
    • a 500-word summary and assessment of accomplishments and contributions justifying election;
    • a 500-word statement from the nominee on their commitment to advancing academic health sciences; and
    • a current CV.

More information on Fellowship nominations


Complete the Nomination Form 2021 found online and send the completed nomination package via email to:

Note: electronic submissions only.


The final nomination submission deadline to CAHS is March 15, 2021.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)