Deadline: February 28th, 2014
The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes were created by an estate gift made to the University of British Columbia by Leonard Herbert Margolese.
Purpose of the Prizes:
The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes establishes two prizes, one each for Brain Disorders and Heart Disorders. The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.
Monetary Award for each Prize:
Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. The value of the Prizes will be reevaluated every third year.
To be considered for a Prize, candidates must be Canadian citizens holding an academic appointment in good standing and be active and productive in their career. They must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart or brain disorders. The Advisory Selection Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees. A Prize will be awarded to a person employed by the University of British Columbia (UBC) once within a six-year period. In 2011, a UBC faculty member was awarded the Brain Disorders Prize, and in 2012, a UBC faculty member was awarded the Heart Disorders Prize; therefore UBC employees are not eligible this year. The University may decline to award a Prize in any given year if the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine is of the opinion that awarding a Prize is impractical or undesirable. Please refer to the Nomination Guide for more information.
Guidelines & Nomination Form
Please download the guidelines for the individual Prizes:
- Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize Guidelines (PDF)
- Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize Guidelines (PDF)
A complete Nomination Package includes (see guidelines above for more details):
- The Margolese Prizes Nomination Form (MS Word – fillable form), completed and signed by the nominator
- Supporting material:
- Statement of the nominee’s contributions to the relevant field (maximum 2 pages)
- Nominee’s biography (maximum 1 page)
- Nominee’s CV, including a complete list of publications
- 2-3 letters of support from experts in the nominee’s field, including 1 expert outside Canada
- Confirmation of Canadian citizenship (nominee)
The completed Nomination Package must be received via email (in Microsoft Word or pdf format) by February 28, 2014, 11:59 pm, PST. Late nominations will not be accepted. Submissions that are missing any of the required support documentation or that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.
Please email your nomination package to:
Dr. Howard Feldman
Executive Associate Dean, Research
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia
c/o the Research Secretary at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here: Margolese Prizes FAQs (PDF)
|Dr. Andres Lozano
Brain Disorders Prize
|Dr. Peter Liu
Heart Disorders Prize
|2013, press release||Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Andres Lozano, University of Toronto
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Peter Liu, University of Toronto
|2012, press release||Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Guy Roleau, University of Montreal
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. John Cairns, University of British Columbia
|2011, press release||Brain Disorders Prize: Dr. Michael Hayden, University of British Columbia
Heart Disorders Prize: Dr. Jacques Genest, McGill University
If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact the Research Secretary at (604) 822-8633 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org