Honours and Awards Calendar

Upcoming deadlines as of September 25, 2020

Please browse or search our calendar of major research awards deadlines. If you are interested in submitting a nomination for one of the opportunities listed here, please advise your Associate Dean of Research.

There are two types of deadlines – internal, which requires submission to the Office of Research, and external, which requires submission to the sponsor. The type of deadline is denoted next to the deadline date.

Deadline dates for some competitions are tentative. They will be updated and confirmed as soon as information becomes available.

September 2020

September 29 (internal)
Governor General's Award for Innovation - 2021 (last call for EOIs)
Sponsor: The Office of the Governor General and the Rideau Hall Foundation.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

October 2020

October 01 (external)
2021 Canada Gairdner International Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
October 01 (external)
2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
October 01 (external)
2021 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
October 02 (external)
Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award - 2020
Sponsor: Research Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
October 07 (external)
National Humanities Center Fellowship 2021-2022
Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
October 13 (external)
Governor General's Award for Innovation - 2021 (last call for EOIs)
Sponsor: The Office of the Governor General and the Rideau Hall Foundation.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
October 15 (external)
The WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
October 30 (external)
Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellowship
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Engineering
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
October 30 (external)
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program for Early Career Researchers - 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). This program is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation and the Love Family Leadership Development Fund.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
October 30 (external)
Prix Galien Canada 2020 Research Award
Sponsor: Innovation Life Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences

November 2020

November 01 (external)
Canada Council for the Arts - Molson Prize 2021
Sponsor: The Molson Foundation.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
November 05 (external)
2021 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
November 25 (external)
NSERC Awards for Science Promotion - 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
November 27 (external)
The “Leonardo da Vinci” World Award of Arts 2021
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Humanities
November 27 (external)
Bank of Canada Fellowship Award - 2021
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
November 27 (external)
Bank of Canada Governor's Award - 2021
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
November 30 (internal)
Balzan Prize - 2021
Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
November 30 (internal)
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences - Fellow - 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
November 30 (internal)
March of Dimes Canada - Jonas Salk Award 2021
Sponsor: March of Dimes Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
November 30 (internal)
NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering - Call for Nominations 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
November 30 (internal)
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Medal 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
November 30 (internal)
NSERC John C. Polanyi - 2021 Competition
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
November 30 (internal)
Royal Society of Canada - Medals and Awards - 2021
Sponsor: The Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

December 2020

December 01 (internal)
John Charles Polanyi prizes - 2020 competition
Sponsor: Government of the Province of Ontario
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 01 (internal)
University of Guelph Research Leadership Chairs - 2020/2021
Sponsor: University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 01 (external)
Royal Society of Canada - College of New Scholars 2021
Sponsor: Th Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 01 (external)
Royal Society of Canada Fellow 2021
Sponsor: The Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 31 (external)
Order of Canada - Nominations 2021
Sponsor: The Governor General of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 31 (external)
Engineers Canada Fellowship
Sponsor: Engineers Canada
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering

January 2021

January 10 (external)
Volvo Environment Prize - Nominations for 2021
Sponsor: The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 15 (external)
Partners In Research (PIR) National Awards - 2021 Competition
Sponsor: Partners In Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 18 (internal)
Millennium Technology Prize - 2022
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finland
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 29 (external)
John Charles Polanyi prizes - 2020 competition
Sponsor: Government of the Province of Ontario
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 29 (external)
Northern Science Award 2021
Sponsor: Polar Knowledge Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 31 (external)
Japan Prize Foundation - 2022
Sponsor: Japan Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

February 2021

February 01 (external)
Lasker Medical Research Awards - 2021
Sponsor: Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
February 05 (external)
Canada's Top 40 Under 40 - Nominations 2021
Sponsor: Caldwell Partners International Inc. and Presenting Partner MNP LLP
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
February 19 (external)
2021 Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards
Sponsor: Simons Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

March 2021

March 01 (external)
NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering - Call for Nominations 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 01 (external)
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Medal 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 01 (external)
NSERC John C. Polanyi - 2021 Competition
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 01 (external)
Royal Society of Canada - Medals and Awards - 2021
Sponsor: The Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 12 (external)
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences - Fellow - 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
March 15 (external)
Balzan Prize - 2021
Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 15 (external)
CNSP Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 19 (external)
March of Dimes Canada - Jonas Salk Award 2021
Sponsor: March of Dimes Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 31 (external)
Order of Ontario 2021
Sponsor: Government of Ontario
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 31 (external)
Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2021
Sponsor: Science/AAAS, Science Translational Medicine and PINS
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences

July 2021

July 31 (external)
Millennium Technology Prize - 2022
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finland
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering