Call for Nominations for the 2024 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences

Note: The deadline for this competition has been extended.

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Critical Care Society (CCCS) are partnering on the inaugural 2024 CIHR-ICRH/CCCS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Critical Care Sciences to recognize an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of critical care in Canada and internationally. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the 2024 Critical Care Canada Forum (CCCF) Meeting, wherein the recipient will deliver a lecture as part of the scientific program.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding investigator who has conducted the majority of their research in Canada and contributed significantly to the advancement of critical care medicine in Canada and/or internationally. The individual may have conducted work in any one of several acute care medicine disciplines and within any of the four CIHR research theme areas: biomedical; clinical; health systems and services; and social, cultural, environmental, and population health. The successful candidate's research should also be aligned with the interests of CCCS.

The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium in addition to reimbursement of eligible expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, etc.) for the recipient to attend the 2024 CCCF Meeting to be held in Toronto and to deliver a lecture on a research topic relevant to the research audience.

Please complete a standardized nomination form [ PDF (192 KB) ] form and submit it to by 4:00 pm MT on May 6, 2024 (extended). All emails received will be acknowledged.

CIHR and the CCCS recognize the importance and need for diversity within health research. We encourage nominations for outstanding scientists who are women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please note that only one nomination for an individual is permitted and multiple nominations for an individual will not be accepted. For future competitions, scientists who have previously received a CIHR-ICRH partnered Distinguished Lecturer Award will not be eligible for nomination. Nominations for candidates not selected may be carried forward for consideration for up to three (3) consecutive years from the original nomination year, and the nominator may be contacted to update the nomination package.

Please consider the CIHR-ICRH Strategic Priorities (Preparing Future Capacity, Accelerating Knowledge Through Collaboration, Catalyzing Impact Through Knowledge Mobilization) and Foundational Themes (Strengthening Indigenous Health Research, Enhancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Health Research) when reflecting the nominees impacts against the below evaluation criteria. For more information, please view the CIHR-ICRH Strategic Plan 2022–2025.

Note: Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee's research on critical care sciences both in Canada and internationally; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of critical care sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g., important/key research results or findings);
  2. Relevance, application, and impact of nominee's research to clinical outcomes, new intellectual property (IP), or other important breakthroughs, innovations, and discoveries in the field of critical care sciences;
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the proposed nominee in the field of critical care sciences in Canada and internationally; and,
  4. Impact of the nominee's mentorship and training environment on the development of early career scientists and other highly qualified personnel in Canada and internationally.
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