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Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Betty Havens Prize 2022

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $20,000, enough to fund one prize.


  • Health Sciences



Internal Deadline:

August 8, 2022

Sponsor Deadline:

August 9, 2022

Additional Dates:

  • HRS Internal Deadline - ASAP -


The Betty Havens Prize funding opportunity is expected to:

  • recognize outstanding achievements and excellence in knowledge mobilization (KM) in aging at a local or regional level; and,
  • provide financial support to further foster excellence and innovation in KM activities.

Nominations for the prize must demonstrate that the nominee has:

  • Contributed significantly to moving research findings into practice or policy by facilitating the synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge at a local or regional level.
  • Engaged in knowledge mobilization (KM) activities that are specifically related/targeted to a community and/or region and are aimed at bridging the gap between knowledge and practice/policy and facilitating the dissemination, uptake and application of knowledge in this context.
  • Linked research/researchers with decision makers/knowledge users locally and/or regionally in order to improve the health of Canadians and/or health services/products and/or the Canadian health care system (policy or practice).
  • Engaged in KM efforts and strategies that have been successful in influencing or changing local, regional or provincial policy or practice.
  • Formed strong partnerships with other local/regional organizations.


Relevant KM activities must be clearly related to the research priorities of IA and must have an important impact on Canada’s aging population.


For a nomination to be eligible:

  • The nominee must be an individual, team or organization.
  • While CIHR funding is not a pre-requisite for eligibility of the nominees for the prize, CIHR expects that the exemplary KM activities of nominated individuals, teams or organizations will normally have attracted external merit-based funding.
  • The Betty Havens Prize can be received by an individual, team or organization only once. However, candidates that were not successful in a previous Betty Havens Prize competition may be nominated again.
  • Members of the CIHR Governing Council, CIHR Scientific Directors and CIHR staff are not eligible for this prize.


Anyone with direct knowledge of the contribution of the nominee(s) can nominate the individual, team or organization for this prize. Nominators can be colleagues or any organization(s) or individual(s) who have benefited from the nominee’s activities. CIHR welcomes nominations from either individuals, teams or organizations working in Canada in the health field, including:

  • Health planners, managers, policy makers and administrators
  • Health practitioners
  • Independent health researchers
  • Not-for-profit organizations with a research or knowledge translation mandate including professional associations
  • Public health or public policy officials
  • Groups representing survivors of, or patients with, a specific health problem that is within the priorities of the Institute of Aging.

Application/Nomination Process:

For Nominator(s):

  • Connect with your nominee(s)
  • Provide completed nomination letter and support letter(s) to nominee(s)

For Nominee(s):

  • The nominee(s) must submit all nomination documents through ResearchNet; therefore, nominators will send all nomination documents to nominees (applicants) for uploading to ResearchNet.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • All nomination participants are required to:


Additional Details


If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.