Honours and Awards Calendar

Upcoming deadlines as of December 04, 2021

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.

December 2021

December 10 (external)
BioteCanada Gold Leaf Awards
Sponsor: BioteCanada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 15 (external)
A.M. Turing Award 2021
Sponsor: Association for Computing Machinery and Google Inc. 
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology
December 15 (external)
Gruber Prizes 2022
Sponsor: Gruber Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 31 (external)
CBDX: Cities for All International Design Ideas Competition 2021
Sponsor: The University of Calgary and Stantec
Disciplines: Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
December 31 (external)
Benjamin Franklin Medals 2022
Sponsor: The Franklin Institute 
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
December 31 (external)
Order of Canada 2022
Sponsor: The Governor General of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

January 2022

January 07 (internal)
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow 2022
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
January 07 (internal)
NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
Global Energy Prize 2022
Sponsor: Global Energy
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
International Cosmos Prize 2022
Sponsor: Expo'90 Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 07 (internal)
NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Medal 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
NSERC John C. Polanyi Award 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 07 (internal)
Royal Society of Canada - Medals and Awards 2022
Sponsor: The Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 07 (internal)
The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts 2022
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Humanities
January 07 (internal)
SSHRC Impact Awards 2022
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
January 10 (external)
Volvo Environment Prize 2022
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)
Massey Medal 2022
Sponsor: The Royal Canadian Geographical Society 
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 17 (internal)
World Food Prize - 2022
Sponsor: World Food Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 17 (internal)
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 17 (internal)
One Mind Rising Star Awards 2022
Sponsor: One Mind
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 18 (internal)
Robert Koch Award 2022
Sponsor: Robert Koch Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 18 (external)
Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship 2022
Sponsor: The Folger Shakespeare Library
Disciplines: Humanities
January 20 (external)
AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence 2022
Sponsor: AMS Healthcare in partnership with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 24 (external)
NSERC Science Exposed photo contest 2022
Sponsor:
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 25 (external)
Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion 2022
Sponsor: American Academy of Religion
Disciplines: Humanities
January 26 (external)
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize 2022
Sponsor: Columbia University Irving Medical Centre
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
January 31 (external)
Welch Award in Chemistry 2022
Sponsor: The Welch Foundation
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
January 31 (external)
Northern Science Award 2022
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 2023
Sponsor: Japan Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

February 2022

February 01 (external)
Lasker Medical Research Awards 2022
Sponsor: Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
February 07 (external)
Canada's Top 40 Under 40 2022
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 15 (external)
Copley Medal 2022
Sponsor: The Royal Society
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
February 18 (external)
Fighting Blindness Canada Clinician Scientist Emerging Leader Award 2022
Sponsor: Fighting Blindness Canada, BMO Financial Group, Bayer Inc. 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
February 18 (external)
2022 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
February 22 (external)
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship 2022
Sponsor: Microsoft
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
February 23 (external)
Rumelhart Prize 2022
Sponsor: Cognitive Science Society and the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
February 28 (external)
Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2022
Sponsor: Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Social Sciences
February 28 (external)
The Grawemeyer Award in Psychology 2022
Sponsor: University of Louisville 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences

March 2022

March 01 (external)
NSERC John C. Polanyi Award 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 15 (external)
Balzan Prize 2022
Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 15 (external)
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow 2022
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
March 15 (external)
Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2022
Sponsor: Science/AAAS, Science Translational Medicine and PINS
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
March 18 (external)
Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards 2022
Sponsor: Mitacs
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology
March 19 (external)
The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts 2022
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Humanities
March 22 (external)
March of Dimes Canada - Jonas Salk Award 2022
Sponsor: March of Dimes Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 25 (internal)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2023
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 25 (internal)
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2022
Sponsor: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
March 25 (internal)
Millennium Technology Prize - 2023
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finland
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 25 (internal)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2023
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 25 (internal)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2022
Sponsor: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 25 (internal)
Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 2022
Sponsor: CMC Microsystems
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 25 (internal)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2022
Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities
March 25 (internal)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2023
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 26 (external)
Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture 2022
Sponsor: Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture and Annex Business Media
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 31 (external)
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease 2022
Sponsor: Ochsner Health
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
March 31 (external)
Vanier Medal 2022
Sponsor: Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC)
Disciplines: Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Social Sciences
March 31 (external)
Royal Society of Canada - Medals and Awards 2022
Sponsor: The Royal Society of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 31 (external)
2022 Bower Award and Prize For Achievement in Science
Sponsor: The Franklin Institute 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
March 31 (external)
Robert Koch Award 2022
Sponsor: Robert Koch Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering

April 2022

April 01 (external)
Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering 2022
Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize 2022
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
April 01 (external)
SSHRC Impact Awards 2022
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
April 01 (external)
NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Medal 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 07 (internal)
2022 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100
Sponsor: Women's Executive Network (WXN)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 07 (internal)
1907 Trailblazer Award 2022
Sponsor: 1907 Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 12 (external)
AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence 2022
Sponsor: AMS Healthcare in partnership with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 15 (external)
NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 29 (internal)
University Research Excellence Awards 2022
Sponsor: University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 30 (external)
CNSP Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards 2022
Sponsor: Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 30 (internal)
University Research Excellence Awards - 2022
Sponsor: University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 30 (external)
Order of Ontario 2022
Sponsor: Government of Ontario
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 30 (external)
Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award 2022
Sponsor: Research Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

May 2022

May 01 (external)
World Food Prize - 2022
Sponsor: World Food Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 01 (external)
Robarts Research Institute: J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine - 2022
Sponsor: Robarts Research Institute​
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
May 22 (external)
NATO Innovation Challenge 2022
Sponsor: Innovation Hub
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 23 (external)
NATO Innovation Challenge 2022
Sponsor: Innovation Hub
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 31 (external)
Marcus Wallenberg Prize 2022
Sponsor: The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering
May 31 (external)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2023
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

June 2022

June 01 (external)
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science 2023
Sponsor: APS Physics and the NEC Corporation 
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 01 (external)
W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics 2023
Sponsor: APS Physics
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 01 (external)
One Mind Rising Star Awards 2022
Sponsor: One Mind
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 01 (external)
FCIHR Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research 2022
Sponsor: Friends of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
June 07 (external)
Global Energy Prize 2022
Sponsor: Global Energy
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 07 (external)
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships 2022
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 14 (external)
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2022
Sponsor: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 15 (external)
Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology 2022
Sponsor: Eppendorf and the journal Science/AAAS
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (external)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal of Honour 2022
Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation 
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (external)
Holberg International Memorial Prize - 2022
Sponsor: University of Bergen
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
June 18 (external)
The Horizon Prize 2022
Sponsor: MIT Solve
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology
June 20 (external)
Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science 2022
Sponsor: Nature
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 21 (external)
Health Research Foundation Medal of Honour 2022
Sponsor: Health Research Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 28 (external)
2022 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100
Sponsor: Women's Executive Network (WXN)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 30 (external)
1907 Trailblazer Award 2022
Sponsor: 1907 Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 30 (external)
Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences 2022
Sponsor: Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 30 (external)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2022
Sponsor: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 30 (external)
Killam Prize 2022
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

July 2022

July 15 (external)
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research 2022
Sponsor: The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
July 15 (external)
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2022
Sponsor: SciLifeLab (Sweden), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
July 22 (external)
CIHR Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging
Sponsor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences

August 2022

August 02 (external)
Gairdner Week Early Career Investigator Competition 2022
Sponsor: The Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
August 14 (external)
Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 2022
Sponsor: CMC Microsystems
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
August 31 (external)
Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research 2022
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences

September 2022

September 10 (external)
Banting Medal 2022
Sponsor: American Diabetes Association 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
September 13 (external)
IFA Emerging Scholar Award 2022
Sponsor: International Fertilizer Association
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
September 13 (external)
IFA Norman Borlaug Award 2022
Sponsor: International Fertilizer Association 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
September 15 (external)
Abel Prize 2022
Sponsor: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
September 15 (external)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2023
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
September 17 (external)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2022
Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities
September 22 (external)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2023
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences