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Resources for Faculty

The Science Research and Innovation Office (SRIO) is committed to providing information and support to faculty members in their specific area of interest.
 
There is a wide range of external and internal funding sources to support Ryerson scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activities.

 

This is a directory of science related external awards and honours available to faculty.

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The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion
 
Sponsor: NSERC
 September 1
Honour individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada through activities encouraging popular interest in science or developing science abilities. Two recipients (one individual and one group) may be selected for the awards each year.
3M Environmental Innovation Award
 
Sponsor: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada

 

 September 12
The 3M Environmental Innovation Award was established in 2009 by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and 3M Canada to recognize outstanding individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians. The Award seeks to celebrate individuals involved in a local, regional or national project, program or initiative that has provided innovative solutions that protect, restore or preserve the environment.
Sloan Research Fellowships
 
Sponsor: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
 September 15
The Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
 
Sponsor: The Wiley Foundation
 September 30
Since 2002, the annual Wiley Prize recognizes breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research. The Prize honors research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes.
Canada Gairdner Awards
 
Sponsor: Gairdner
 October 1
Seven Canada Gairdner Awards are given annually in three different areas. Each award is valued at $100,000 CDN. The Canada Gairdner International Awards are given to biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in increased understanding of human biology and disease. The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award is given to a scientist whose advances have (or will potentially have) a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award is given to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science consistent with the purpose of the Foundation.
Google Faculty Research Awards
 
Sponsor: Google
 October 15
Google Research Awards are one-year awards structured as unrestricted gifts to universities to support the work of world-class full-time faculty members at top universities around the world.
Ho-Am Prize
 
Sponsor: Ho-Am Foundation
 October 31
The Ho-Am Prize is a special award in Science, Engineering, Medicine, The Arts, Community Service and other areas. It is presented to ethnic Koreans and foreigners who have, through their impressive cooperation and noble efforts, contributed to the development of Korean culture, the nation, society, and human welfare.
The Ho-Am Prize in Science is presented to scholars who have achieved world-class standards in creative research in the international academic world.
Canadian Cancer Society Young Investigator Award

 

Sponsor: Canadian Cancer Society
 November
Each year the Canadian Cancer Society honours exceptional men and women who have made a significant contribution in cancer research.
The Royal Society of London Medals, Awards & Prize lectures
 
Sponsor: The Royal Society of London
 November
Annual awards for achievements in research in any branch of science.
Trudeau Fellowships
 
Sponsor: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
 November 27
Areas: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment. For public intellectuals who have demonstrated the capacity to propose creative solutions to important issues.
Dan David Prize
 
Sponsor: Dan David Foundation
 November 30
The Prize covers three time dimensions - Past, Present and Future - that represent realms of human achievement. Each year the International Board chooses one field within each time dimension.
The Past refers to fields that expand knowledge of former times.
The Present recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today.
The Future focuses on breakthroughs that hold great promise for improvement of our world.
Hamdan Awards
 
Sponsor: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences
 November 30
Honor researchers around the world who seek and undertake distinguished medical researchers to serve mankind at large and work towards increasing interaction and enriching scientific research among doctors within the UAE and their counterparts in medical centers around the globe.
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

 

Sponsor: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

 

 Ongoing
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500. Previous winners include truly innovative researchers from across Canada.
The Order of Canada

 

Sponsor: The Order of Canada
 Ongoing
Deserving Canadians that made a difference to our country, including artists, scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, community workers and many others, have been appointed to the Order of Canada since 1967.

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 Deadline

 Details

Manning Innovation Awards
 
Sponsor: The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation
 December 1
Canadians who have demonstrated recent innovative talent and successfully marketed their innovations may be eligible for one of four Awards from the $100,000 Principal Award to the $10,000 Innovation Award. Young Canadians participating in Canada-Wide Science Fairs may be eligible for one of eight Young Canadian Awards.
Volvo Environment Prize

 

Sponsor: The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
 January 10
The Prize is awarded for "Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries which in broad terms fall within the environmental field."
Max Planck Research Award

 

Sponsor: Humboldt Foundation
 January 15
Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration - not least with the assistance of this award - are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award.
On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences and humanities.
AstraZeneca Canada
 
Sponsor: AstraZeneca

 

 January 29
There are so many good causes that need support. Based on our experience we feel that the best way we can make a meaningful difference and improve the health and quality of life for Canadians, is to focus on the areas we know best. Our community support is focused on projects and initiatives that improve healthcare in our local communities, promote science education and skills among young people, improve access to healthcare for vulnerable populations and are connected to the giving and volunteer activities of our employees.
Japan Prize
 
Sponsor: The Japan Prize Foundation
 February
The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists and engineers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.
Each year two fields of scientific endeavor are honored. The Japan Prize laureates receive a certificate of merit and a prize medal. A cash prize of 50 million yen is also awarded for each prize field.
The Harvey Prize
 
Sponsor: Harvey Prize
 February 7
The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health.
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence
 
Sponsor: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

 

 Ongoing
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500. Previous winners include truly innovative researchers from across Canada.
The Order of Canada

 

Sponsor: The order of Canada
 Ongoing
Deserving Canadians that made a difference to our country, including artists, scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, community workers and many others, have been appointed to the Order of Canada since 1967.

 Name

 Deadline

 Details

Keio Medical Science Prize

 

Sponsor: Keio University Medical Science Fund
 March
The Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine.
The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

 

Sponsor: The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
 March
HFSP is a niche program that supports innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries.
Royal Society of Canada Fellowships and Medals (McLaughlin, McNeil, and Dawson)

 

Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
 March 1
Multiple medals for researchers in science-related fields.
The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

 

Sponsor: NSERC
 March 1
The NSERC Herzberg Medal is awarded annually for both the sustained excellence and overall influence of research work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering.
NSERC Brockhouse

 

Sponsor: NSERC
 March 1
The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who came together to engage in research drawing on their combined knowledge and skills, and produced a record of excellent achievements in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

 

Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
 March 11
The Academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science including all of the medical and allied health sciences and ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials). They will have demonstrated leadership (evidenced by elected or appointed roles and offices in their own institution and in regional, national and international organizations); creativity (exceptional scholarship,  publications, innovative technologies, patents); distinctive competencies (identifiable national/international expertise that will contribute to the body of expertise of the CAHS); and commitment to advance academic health sciences (academic service and innovation at local, national and international levels, including teaching and public service).
Balzan Foundation Prizes
 
Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation
 March 15
There are two general subject areas each year: Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine; and Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts. The four Prizes, two per category, are awarded to scholars, artists and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level.
The subject areas in which the awards are granted are rotated, and this special characteristic of the Balzan Prize ensures the promotion and recognition of new or emerging fields of study or research that may have been overlooked by other international awards.
Biotech Gold Leaf Awards
Sponsor: IODE Canada

 

 March 31
The International Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) established these scholarships to honor the memory of the men and women who gave their lives in World Wars I and II. There is no restriction on field of study.
Synergy Awards for Innovation
 
Sponsor: NSERC
 April 15
The annual Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of university-industry collaboration that stand as a model of effective partnership.
World Food Prize
 
Sponsor: World Food Prize
 May 1
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing -- without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs -- the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Partnership Award
 
Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

 May 1
The CIHR Partnership Award annually recognizes a partnership that exemplifies excellence. The recipients receive a $25,000 award in the form of a one-year research grant for advancing the research or knowledge translation activities of the partnership. These partnerships involve organizations from the private, voluntary or public sectors.
Killam Research Fellowships
 
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts - Killam Trusts
 May 15
Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes, who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research. The fellowship provides 2 years of release time (valued at $70,000 per year).
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

 

Sponsor: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

 

 Ongoing
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500. Previous winners include truly innovative researchers from across Canada.
The Order of Canada

 

Sponsor: The order of Canada
 Ongoing
Deserving Canadians that made a difference to our country, including artists, scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, community workers and many others, have been appointed to the Order of Canada since 1967.

 Name

 Deadline

 Details

Wolf Prizes
 
Sponsor: The Wolf Foundation

 

 June
Since 1978, five or six prizes have been awarded annually in the Sciences. Prize fields comprise: agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine and physics.
The prize in each field consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $100,000. In the event of two or three recipients sharing the prize, the honorarium is divided equally.

 

Bloomberg-Manulife Research Prize
Sponsor: McGill University

 

 June 5

 

The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health recognizes important original research in the areas of exercise, physical activity or nutrition, or psychosocial behaviour related to the field of healthy living. The aim of the Prize is to identify and promote exciting and creative research that has the potential to significantly influence the way we approach our health and lifestyle choices, and that offers practical ways for individuals to improve upon their diets or exercise habits.
NSERC’s E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships
 
Sponsor: NSERC
 June 7
PhD within the last 12 years (i.e., 2001 or later) and hold a grant from NSERC.
Canada Council for the Arts – Killam Prize
 
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
 June 15
Every year the Killam Program offers awards to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. These awards are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards. They are made possible through the Killam Trusts by a bequest of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, and a gift she made before her death in 1965. Recipients are chosen by a committee of 15 eminent Canadian scholars appointed by the Canada Council.
Steacie Prize
 
Sponsor: E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund
 June 30
The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.
The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application
 
Sponsor: World Food Prize Foundation
 June 30
This $10,000 award recognizes exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under the age of 40 who has clearly demonstrated Borlaug-like intellectual courage, stamina and determination in the fight to eliminate global hunger and poverty.
Coxeter-James Prize Lectureship
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society

 

 June 30
The Coxeter-James Prize Lectureship recognizes young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community.
Jeffery-Williams Prize Lectureship
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society
 June 30
The Jeffery-Williams Prize Lectureship recognizes mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research. The prize lecture will be delivered at the Summer Meeting. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community. A nomination can be updated and will remain active for three years.
Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship 
 
Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society
 June 30
The Krieger-Nelson Prize Lectureship recognizes outstanding research by a female mathematician. The prize lecture will be delivered at the Summer Meeting. The recipient shall be a member of the Canadian mathematical community. A nomination can be updated and will remain active for two years.
The Prix Galien
 
Sponsor: Prix Galien Canada
 July 31
The Prix Galien is open to any person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Candidates from academia, health care institutions, research centers and industry are eligible.
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) - Education Foundation Award of Merit
 
Sponsor: Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario)
 July 31
The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.
Fulbright NEXUS Research Awards

Sponsor: Fulbright Canada
 August
Successful candidates will include rising scholars or practitioners active in the academic, public or private sectors that demonstrate outstanding qualifications and a record of experience and accomplishment in an area clearly related to one of the designated research themes. Applicants must be conducting current research relevant to the program's themes and objectives, be open to exploring and incorporating comparative, interdisciplinary approaches in their investigations, and interested in developing collaborative activities with other Fulbright NEXUS Scholars.
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence
 
Sponsor: Canadian Microelectronics Corporation

 

 Ongoing
The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500. Previous winners include truly innovative researchers from across Canada.
The Order of Canada
 
Sponsor: The order of Canada
 Ongoing
Deserving Canadians that made a difference to our country, including artists, scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, community workers and many others, have been appointed to the Order of Canada since 1967.

 

For more information on research and innovation within the Ryerson community and how to get funding for your project, please visit the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation page.