Holland Bloorview’s research institute is proud to host the annual Pursuit Award competition on June 1 – recognizing PhD students and recent alumni from across the globe for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in childhood disability research.
Some of the leading young minds across the country apply to this prestigious award competition each year, showcasing their research and its impact on the field of childhood disability.
This year, due to COVID19 restrictions, the competition will be held virtually. Three finalists will be selected to present their research to a panel of judges comprised of researchers, family leaders and senior executives. The recipients of the awards will receive $3,000 (first place), $2,000 (second place) and $1,000 (third place).
Additionally, the competition will feature a keynote interview with Dr. Stephanie Snow, first-place recipient of the 2020 Pursuit Awards, and a family who was closely involved in her research in a program to improve care to children with autism around the time of their surgery.
The annual Pursuit Award is made possible by the generous contributions of Holland Bloorview Foundation donors, The Ward Family Foundation, and the Bloorview Research Institute.
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Keynote interview with Dr. Stephanie Snow
Award Presentation Ceremony
For more information, please contact BRIrequests@hollandbloorview.ca.
Application Process for the 2022 Pursuit Award
We encourage you to apply if your PhD research is focused on pediatric disability and you are a:
- Current PhD student (less than six months away from defense); OR
- Postdoctoral trainee (within one year of receiving PhD); OR
- Recent graduate (within one year of receiving their PhD).
Finalists are evaluated based on significance of research results, methodological rigour, empirical content, and impact and relevance to the field of childhood disability.
How to apply
Applications will open next year.