Achievement Award

Honouring a Leader in Health Research

About the Award

SHRF's Achievement Award is presented at the annual Santé Awards celebration. The Achievement Award honours individuals in Saskatchewan’s health research community who inspire us with their drive, leadership, ingenuity and achievement. From basic science discoveries to visionary health policy, these individuals are contributing to the improved health of citizens by enabling a high performing health system and building a robust culture of health research and innovation in Saskatchewan. 

The Achievement Award celebrates health research success in Saskatchewan by recognizing someone who has distinguished themselves within the health research community and who has demonstrated significant contributions to the health of our province. One award per year will be presented. 


The successful recipient is recognized for: 

  • Health research contributions; 

  • Research advances; and 

  • Health research capacity building.  

Important Dates

July 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

Nomination Process Opens (See form below to nominate someone)

Nomination Deadline

Review Period

Mid October to

Early November

Early November

To Be Confirmed

Notification (confidential)

Santé Awards (award presentation)

Nomination Process and Supporting Documents

A minimum of three (3) colleagues, with direct knowledge of the contribution of the nominee, must nominate an individual. Self-nominations as well as the nomination of current SHRF Board members and staff will not be accepted. 

To nominate a researcher, complete the form below and upload the following supporting documents: 


1. Contact information of all nominators and the nominee including names, affiliation and email addresses. 


2. Email from the nominee confirming the acceptance of the nomination. Please note: This email can be attached as a PDF on the Nominee Information step of the form below, or can be sent separately to by the nominee. 


3. A jointly signed letter (PDF) of no more than three (3) pages from all nominators describing the reasons the nominee is deserving of the SHRF Achievement Award, in particular explaining how they: 

  • exemplifies excellence and achievement in their field; 

  • has contributed significantly to health research in Saskatchewan. The focus may be on one major achievement or a body of significant work; 

  • has made research advances related to improved health status, health services or other health-related innovation; and 

  • has contributed to a supportive research environment in Saskatchewan by attracting research expertise, providing training and securing infrastructure.


4. Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee. Options: Standard organizational CV or Canadian Common CV. 


Selection of the SHRF Achievement Award recipient is determined by a national panel of accomplished health researchers. The recipient will be announced at SHRF’s Santé Awards. All other nominations will remain confidential. 


If you have any questions, email SHRF at or call 306-975-1680.  

Join us in celebrating Saskatchewan’s health research leaders. Nominate someone deserving today! 

Nomination Form

To nominate someone, please complete all steps in this form and upload the required documents as listed above. Steps 1-3 pertain to the nominators. Step 4 pertains to the nominee and Step 5 will require you to upload your document(s). 

If you have any trouble with this form, contact and someone will get back to you.

About the Santé Awards

SHRF’s annual Santé Awards celebrates health research excellence in Saskatchewan. The event is a chance to: 

  • Recognize researchers for their contributions to a robust culture of health research and innovation

  • Raise awareness of the outstanding health research happening in Saskatchewan to improve the health of citizens and create a high performing health system

  • Foster and strengthen connections with the research community, our partners and other provincial supporters


Santé attracts world-class health researchers, provincial and municipal government leaders, representatives from non-profit organizations and other health research supporters.

See more details about the event. 

We are the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.


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