CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award

Nomination process

We invite you to submit a nomination for the CNIB Chanchlani Global Vision Research Award. The nominations will be evaluated by the CNIB Research Committee, a group of eminent Canadian vision scientists, clinicians and vision rehabilitation practitioners. The evaluation process will depend heavily on the quality of the information provided in the nomination process. For this reason we ask that the information provided be accurate and detailed and honestly reflect the individual’s accomplishments.

Terms of the award

  • The CNIB Chanchlani prize will be value​d at $25,000.
  • The prize is given for the personal use of the recipient.
  • The award will be given to an individual recipient. There will be no shared prizes.
  • The prize winner may be a resident of any country.
  • All necessary travel expenses will be provided in order for the prize recipient to travel to Canada to receive the award and to present their research.
  • Nominations may be made by anyone knowing the potential recipient well. This may include the potential recipient his/herself, and should include the following:
    • A description (1000 words or less) of the nominee’s contribution to the field of vision science or vision rehabilitation, and how their work has advanced the field.
    • Only the five most important publications. Please do not provide a full bibliography. It is assumed that all nominees will have a significant résumé of peer-reviewed publications.
    • Two letters of support from colleagues describing the importance of the nominee’s work. Please include contact information for these colleagues.
    • A brief curriculum vitae listing the nominee’s current full position, business address, telephone number and email address. A description of major awards received and named lectures given would be useful. Please do not include a full bibliography or list of presentations given.
  • Nominations will not be kept for future years, but rejected nominees may re-apply annually.


August 31, 2018

Please email your nominations to Shampa Bose at

Past recipients

  • 2016: Dr. Robert S. Molday, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

  • 2014: Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, Professor of Physiology and Professor and Vice Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • 2012: Dr. King-Wai Yau, Professor of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2011: Dr. Hugh Taylor, University of Melbourne, Australia​