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

Name

Deadline

Details

Sloan Research Fellowships


Sponsor: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

September 16

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.

Coxeter-James Prize Lectureship

 

Sponsor: Canadian Mathematical Society

September 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

September 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

September 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.

Wolf Prizes


Sponsor: The Wolf Foundation


September

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.


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.

The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion


Sponsor: NSERC

November 25

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.

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 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.

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

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The Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

 

Sponsor: Manulife Financial and McGill University

December

The Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, valued at $50,000 CAD, is offered each year by McGill University to 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 (with research taking place within the last five years).

Volvo Environment Prize

 

Sponsor: The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation

January 10

Since the first award in 1990 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes.

Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.

Trudeau Fellowships


Sponsor: Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

January 15th

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.

AstraZeneca Canada

 

Sponsor: AstraZeneca

January 29

We believe a healthier world cannot come from medicines alone and understand the value of collaboration and partnerships. We strive to make a positive contribution to our local communities through sponsorships, partnerships, charitable donations and other initiatives that help to make a difference.

There are so many good causes that need support. The best way we can make a meaningful difference and improve the health and quality of life for Canadians is to focus on what we know best.

The Harvey Prize

 

Sponsor: Harvey Prize

January

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health.

Biotech Gold Leaf Awards


Sponsor: BIOTECanada

January

The Gold Leaf awards are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada.

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.

Canada Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards

 

Sponsor: Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation

February

The CANIEs celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievement in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship and innovation while making a positive social impact in their communities.

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

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.

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.

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 Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel and interdisciplinary approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship

 

Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

March 

The academy recognizes the full breadth of academic health science ranging from fundamental science to social science and population health. Fellows elected to the Academy will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies & background, and a commitment to advance academic health science.

Synergy Awards for Innovation

 

Sponsor: NSERC

April 15

The annual Synergy Awards for Innovation recognize examples of collaboration that stand as models of effective partnership between industry and colleges or universities.

World Food Prize


Sponsor: World Food Prize

May 1

The World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement that advances human development with a demonstrable increase in the quantity, quality, availability of, or access to food through creative interventions at any point within the full scope of the food system.

Killam Research Fellowships

 

Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts - Killam Trusts

May 15

The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of these disciplines.

Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence 


Sponsor: Canadian Cancer Society

May 29

The Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in cancer research recognize individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to cancer research and cancer control in Canada. Recipients are leaders in their fields who exemplify excellence in science and outstanding service to the scientific community.

The Prix Galien


Sponsor: Prix Galien Canada

May 30

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.

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

NSERC’s E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships

 

Sponsor: NSERC

June 7

Every year, NSERC awards up to six Steacie Fellowships that are held for a two-year period. Successful fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties, so that they can devote all their time and energy to research. The Fellowships are held at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution.

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

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.

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.

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 Orde

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.

 

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.