Manulife Prize Application Information

Call for Applications

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2019 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

This important annual academic prize, valued at $50,000, recognizes a Canadian academic whose research has contributed to understanding how factors such as physical activity, nutrition, fitness, or psychosocial context can influence personal health and well-being, and whose work could have a positive impact on our health-related behaviours and lifestyle choices.

As recipient of the prize, you will receive the funding as a research grant to further enhance your work and will have the opportunity to promote your research through McGill’s Manulife website, eDigest, and social media channels that exist to support the prize. The recipient will be invited to participate in a series of moderated discussions at Manulife and McGill University in Montreal. In addition, the recipient will be invited to participate in media interviews to discuss his/her research.

The prize is presented in association with Manulife Financial and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and the Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics.


Eligibility

Candidates for the Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health must hold an academic appointment at a Canadian university and be actively conducting research in a campus or hospital setting.

Candidates must submit a complete application package before the established deadline of 12:00 pm EST on November 30, 2018. In addition to a curriculum vitae, the package should include a brief statement outlining the applicant’s past and ongoing research and an explaining of how this research currently or potentially enhances physical activity, nutrition, fitness, or psychosocial health.

Past winners of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize are not eligible to reapply.


Criteria

The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated:

  •  An outstanding and innovative research record evidenced by peer-reviewed scientific publications, patents or products, and academic presentations.
  • The translation of research findings and outcomes into initiatives or actions that have had, or have the potential to have, a positive impact on physical activity, nutrition, fitness, or the psychosocial context, that can influence personal health and well-being, and whose work could have a positive impact on health-related behaviours and lifestyle choices.


The Jury

Members of the jury are distinguished academics who have demonstrated continued contribution to the advancement of knowledge related to the promotion of health and well-being through healthy lifestyles and its translation to action. Many of them are active members in important national or international research organizations related to active health.


How to Apply

To apply for the Manulife Prize, please submit the application package via our webform. The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 pm EST on November 30, 2018.

The applicant can be self-nominated or nominated by someone else. Each application should include:

  1. A curriculum vitae that includes a publication list of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters from the last five years only.
  2. A detailed impact statement (maximum 750 words) outlining the candidate’s research conducted within the past five years, indicating how it can enhance personal health and well-being and the impact it could have on health-related behaviours and lifestyle choices.

All documents should be submitted in pdf, doc, or docx format.

For more information, please email manulife.prize [at] mcgill.ca.


Manulife

McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)

Desautels Faculty of Management

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