Call for Nominations for the 2024 CIHR-ICRH/CCS Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences

The CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) have partnered on an annual Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences in recognition of an individual's outstanding contribution to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences in Canada at the mid-point of their career. The award will be presented to the selected candidate at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) – October 24-27, 2024 in Vancouver, where the recipient will be invited to participate in a session as part of the scientific program. CCC is the largest gathering of cardiovascular and allied health professionals in Canada.

The selected candidate will be an outstanding mid-career investigator (at the time of application, has assumed their independent research position 5-15 years ago) who has conducted the majority of their research in Canada and contributed significantly to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences. For the 2024 competition only, the eligibility time frame is adjusted by 1 year to account for productivity losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the eligibility time frame is from 6-16 years ago. For all competitions, we will account for all disclosed leaves (i.e. parental, medical, and family responsibility leave) when calculating career stage.

The individual may have conducted work in any number of cardiovascular science 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 CCS and CIHR-ICRH. The nominated candidate's research should also be in a field of interest to the CIHR-ICRH, CCS, and attendees of the CCC.

The award includes a $5,000 honorarium and reimbursement of eligible expenses (e.g., travel, accommodations, registration fee, etc.) for the recipient to attend CCC and participate as part of a scientific session.

Please complete the attached nomination form [ PDF (240 KB) ] and submit it to CIHR-ICRH by email at by 4:00 pm MST on May 15, 2024. All emails received will be acknowledged.

CIHR and CCS recognize the value 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 visible minority groups (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ persons, and others who contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please note that only one (1) nomination for an individual is permitted and multiple nominations for an individual will not be accepted. Scientists who have previously received a CIHR-ICRH partnered Mid-Career Lecturer Award are not 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; and Catalyzing Impact Through Knowledge Mobilization) and Foundational Themes (Strengthening Indigenous Health Research; and 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.

Nominations will be assessed against the following evaluation criteria:

  1. Impact of nominee's research in cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally; extent to which the nominee has contributed significantly to the advancement of cardiovascular sciences both in Canada and internationally (e.g., important/key research results or findings) over the last ten years;
  2. Relevance/application/impact of nominee's research to clinical outcomes, new intellectual property (IP), or other important breakthroughs in the field of cardiovascular sciences;
  3. Demonstrated strength and reputation of the nominee in the field of cardiovascular 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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