The Canadian Diabetes Association established the Young Scientist Award in 1987 for the purpose of encouraging, by appropriate recognition, outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes.

The Canadian Diabetes Association established the Young Scientist Award in 1987 for the purpose of encouraging, by appropriate recognition, outstanding research conducted in Canada by young scientists in the field of diabetes. This award continues today with the support of the CH Best Research Fund of Canadian Diabetes Association. The award consists of a plaque and a cash award of five thousand dollars ($5,000). The significance of the award and the distinguished recipient is recognized by a special lecture.

Past award recipients

2015 Dr. Bruce Perkins 2002 Dr. Robert Hegele
2014 Dr. Rob Screaton 2001 Dr. Gary Lewis
2013 Dr. Tony Lam 2000 Dr. Pere Santamaria
2012 Dr. Andre Carpentier 1999 Dr. Hertzel Gerstein
2011 Dr. Minna Woo 1998 Dr. Patricia Brubaker
2010 Dr. Timothy Kieffer 1997 Dr. Jean-Pierre Després
2009 Dr. Vincent Poitout 1996 Dr. Daniel Drucker
2008 Dr. Jeffrey A. Johnson 1995 Dr. Diane Finegood
2007 Dr. Peter Light 1993 Dr. George Fantus
2006 Dr. C. Bruce Verchere 1991 Dr. Gerald Van de Werve
2005 Dr. André Marette 1990 Dr. Amira Klip
2004 Dr. Gregory Korbutt 1988 Dr. Bernard Zinman
2003 Dr. Michael Wheeler 1987 Dr. Jerry Radziuk

Eligibility

The award will be made for research conducted, by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, in the field of diabetes at an institution located in Canada, on the basis of original scientific contributions, as judged by the nominee’s publications. To be eligible, an investigator must not have passed their forty-fifth (45th) birthday by January 1st of the year in which the award is to be bestowed. Submission will also be accepted for individuals who turned 45 last year if the nominee has experienced significant disruptions to their early research career due to family, career, or similar issues. However, information regarding the disruption should be provided by the nominee. The review Committee at its discretion will determine the eligibility of applicants with career disruption.

Nominees are encouraged to be members of the Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Nomination procedure

Nominations may be made by members of the Professional Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association or by members of the National Research Council or any of its sub-committees.

The nominator is responsible for coordinating the nomination and for providing one electronic copy of the required information:

  1. curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  2. up to (but not exceeding) ten of the nominee’s most significant publications;
  3. two letters (one each from the nominator and seconder) indicating the reasons for submitting this particular nomination.

Award presentation

The award will be presented at the CDA/CSEM Professional Conference and Annual Meetings in October each year. This will be followed by a lecture from the awardee.

Nomination deadline

Completed nominations must be submitted electronically as a PDF document to CDA by May 2, 2016 to research@diabetes.ca.

In the event that no suitable nomination is made, the award will be deferred for this year.

Application form

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