Gairdner Foundation International Award

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Canada Gairdner International Award
Awarded for Outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science
Country  Canada
Presented by Gairdner Foundation
First awarded 1959
Website http://www.gairdner.org/

The Canada Gairdner International Award is given annually at a special dinner to five individuals for outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science. Receipt of the Gairdner is traditionally considered a precursor to winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine; as of 2017, 84 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to prior Gairdner recipients.

Canada Gairdner International Awards are given annually in the amount of $100,000 (each) payable in Canadian funds and can be awarded to residents of any country in the world. A joint award may be given for the same discovery or contribution to medical science, but in that case each awardee receives a full prize.[1]

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