Call for Submissions: Gairdner Early Career Investigator Competition


*** Forwarded on Behalf of Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research, Office of Research ***


Dear Gairdner friends and partners,

As part of the 2021 Gairdner Awards celebrations, we are inviting early career investigators across Canada to submit a two minute video for an opportunity to present their research as part of the Gairdner Science Week virtual events in October. Four investigators will be chosen to give 15 minute talks in association with the Laureate Lectures on October 28, 2021 and to participate in a networking session with the 2021 laureates. The talks will be broadcast live and recorded for YouTube distribution globally.

This call is open to all faculty and researchers working in Canada at the Assistant Professor or equivalent rank. Submissions are due on August 1, 2021. Further details and the submission portal can be found at

We are excited for the opportunity to connect with and highlight outstanding Early Career Investigators and ask that you share this call and the attached competition poster with any groups or members of your network/institution who may be interested.

With thanks,


Janet Rossant CC PhD FRS FRSC
President and Scientific Director
The Gairdner Foundation
MaRS Centre, Heritage Building
101 College Street, Suite 335
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1L7
Phone: (416) 902 0750
Executive coordinator: Sarah Devonshire