Deadline: The 2023 competition is now closed
Purpose of the Prize
The Dr. Chew Wei MBBS [HK] FRCOG [ENG] Memorial Prize in Cancer Research will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist who makes outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. Among the criteria that will be considered is a distinguished record of translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications, forging partnerships with scientists and others to foster cancer research or to implement discoveries, and cultivating future leaders in the field. The prize is awarded with the expectation that the recipient will continue to make outstanding contributions in the future, since this is not a lifetime achievement award.
Monetary Award for Each Prize
One prize of $50,000.00 CAD will be awarded annually to a Canadian physician or scientist. The value of the prize will be re-evaluated every third year.
Faculty of Medicine, Office of Research
To be considered for a prize, a nominee must be a Canadian citizen holding an academic appointment in good standing, be active and productive in their career, and must have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer. Nominees must be nominated by an expert in their field. Self-nominations will not be accepted. A letter of invitation to submit is not required. The Advisory Selection Committee reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees. 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.
- A letter of nomination stating the nominee’s contribution to the treatment, amelioration, or development of therapies for cancer, the nominee’s cultivation of future leaders, and the nominee’s impact on their field of work, including a list of the nominee’s five most significant publications and the reasons why the nominee should receive the award (three pages maximum); NEW include a statement of impact in the Nomination Letter
- The nominee’s institutional CV, including a complete list of publications;
- Two letters of support from experts in the nominee’s field of work. At least one letter must be from an expert outside Canada and at least one letter must be from outside the nominee’s home institute (Please Note: Letter from outside Canada can be the same as the one from outside home institute); and
- Confirmation of the nominee’s Canadian citizenship.
Please address all letters to:
Dr. W. Robert McMaster, Vice Dean, Research
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3
The nominations of eligible candidates may be considered for up to three years. Please refer to the Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research Guidelines for more information and complete nomination instructions.
Please see the Online Submission Portal for all submissions. This includes all re-submission nominations.