Awards and Recognitions

Honouring Leaders in SK Health Research

About the Awards

SHRF's annual awards honour individuals and teams 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 researchers 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. These awards are presented at the annual Santé Awards celebration.  

The Awards

Excellence
These awards recognize the top-ranked applications from researchers and teams in the past year’s funding competitions. All applications to SHRF’s funding competitions are ranked according to our rigorous peer review process by committees of active researchers and health professionals.

 

Selection Process: Determined by the previous year’s peer reviewed ranking from SHRF funding competitions. 


Early-Career Impact
This award is presented to one researcher from our five-year follow up group of SHRF Establishment grant recipients. It recognizes their work over the past five years to build capacity, advance knowledge, inform decision making, and to provide health, economic and social impacts in Saskatchewan. 

 

Selection Process: Determined by a merit review committee. 

NEW Mid-Career Impact
This award is presented to one researcher who is a mid-career (5-15 years) researcher currently active in Saskatchewan. It recognizes their work over their career to build capacity, advance knowledge, inform decision making, and to provide health, economic and social impacts, and future potential to continue their impact in Saskatchewan.


Selection Process: Candidates are nominated by their peers and considered by an expert panel of national and local experts from a range of fields.


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Achievement
This award is presented to one senior researcher currently residing in Saskatchewan whose exemplary career achievements have inspired us with their drive, leadership and ingenuity. It recognizes their work over their career to build capacity, advance knowledge, inform decision making, and to provide health, economic and social impacts in Saskatchewan.


Selection Process: Candidates are nominated by their peers and considered by an expert panel of national and local experts from a range of fields.

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Definitions

 

Mid-Career Researcher

A researcher who, at the time of nomination, has assumed their independent research position 5-15 years ago. 


Senior Researcher

A researcher who, at the time of nomination, has assumed their first independent research position more than 15 years ago.

Source: CIHR Glossary of Funding-Related Terms

Important Dates

September 22, 2021

November 1, 2021

Nomination Process Opens (See form below to nominate someone)

Nomination Deadline

Review Period

November

Late November

Sante Awards (TBD)

Nominees Notified (confidential)

Winners Announced (All other nominations will remain confidential)

Nomination Instructions

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 either a Mid-Career or Senior researcher, the following supporting documents must be submitted through the form below to SHRF by the nomination deadline (November 1, 2021):

 

1. One (1) letter of no more than three (3) pages signed by all three nominators describing the reasons the nominee is deserving of either the SHRF Mid-Career Impact OR Achievement Award (dependent on career stage). 

 

The letter should outline these areas of impact/achievement:

 

  • Health Research Community Contributions – Significant contributions in leadership, research productivity, research support and advancement

Examples: peer review contributions; project management; patient and community advocacy; policy leadership and other administrative leadership activities

 

  • Research Advances – Notable accomplishments leading to improved health status, health services or other health-related innovations 


Example: development of research tools and methodologies; establishment of clinical trials, intellectual properties, patents; publication and presentation

 

  • Health Research Capacity Contributions – Display of multiple and sustained (and future potential for) contributions to health research capacity in Saskatchewan


Examples: major funding achievements; training and mentoring activities; team building and collaboration activities

 

  • Other significant contributions to health research in Saskatchewan


2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee. Options: Standard organizational CV or promotion CV.

 

3. Email from the nominee confirming the acceptance of the nomination. 

 

4. Contact information of all nominators and the nominee including names, affiliation, phone numbers and email addresses.

Questions

If you have any questions, email SHRF at info@shrf.ca or call 639-398-8400.  


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 or in the nomination package. 

Steps 1-3 pertain to the nominators. Step 4 pertains to the nominee. Step 5 will require you to upload your document(s) and indicate which award you are submitting your nomination for. 

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