Honours and Awards Calendar

Upcoming deadlines as of April 09, 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.

April 2020

April 15 (internal)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2021
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 15 (internal)
2020 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 15 (internal)
2021 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
April 15 (internal)
Prix Galien Canada 2020 Research Award
Sponsor: Innovation Life Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
April 15 (internal)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2021
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 15 (internal)
2021 Canada Gairdner International Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
April 15 (internal)
2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
April 15 (internal)
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
April 15 (internal)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement - 2021
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 17 (external)
Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award - 2020
Sponsor: Research Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 30 (internal)
University Research Excellence Awards - 2020
Sponsor: University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

May 2020

May 01 (external)
SSHRC Impact Awards 2020
Sponsor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
May 01 (external)
World Food Prize - 2020
Sponsor: World Food Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 01 (external)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 01 (external)
Robarts Research Institute: J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine - 2020
Sponsor: Robarts Research Institute​
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
May 15 (external)
2020 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
May 30 (external)
Prix Galien Canada 2020 Research Award
Sponsor: Innovation Life Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
May 31 (external)
2021 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

June 2020

June 01 (external)
NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation - 2020 Competition
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 01 (external)
Killam Research Fellowships
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 08 (external)
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2020
Sponsor: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 12 (external)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2021
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (internal)
Bank of Canada Fellowship Award - 2021
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
June 15 (internal)
Bank of Canada Governor's Award - 2021
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
June 15 (internal)
Canada Council for the Arts - Molson Prize 2021
Sponsor: The Molson Foundation.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
June 15 (internal)
Governor General's Award for Innovation - 2021
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
June 15 (internal)
National Humanities Center Fellowship 2021-2022
Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 15 (internal)
Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts - 2020
Sponsor: Government of Ontario - Ontario Arts Council
Disciplines: Humanities
June 15 (internal)
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
June 15 (internal)
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
June 15 (internal)
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science 2021
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (internal)
The “Leonardo da Vinci” World Award of Arts 2021
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Humanities
June 15 (external)
Holberg International Memorial Prize - 2021
Sponsor: Norwegian Government
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
June 15 (external)
Killam Prize 2021
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
June 30 (external)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2020
Sponsor: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

July 2020

July 07 (external)
NSERC Steacie Memorial Fellowships - 2020
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering

September 2020

September 22 (external)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2021
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
September 23 (external)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement - 2021
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, 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 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 08 (external)
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science 2021
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
October 08 (external)
The “Leonardo da Vinci” World Award of Arts 2021
Sponsor: World Cultural Council 
Disciplines: Humanities
October 31 (external)
Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellowship
Sponsor: Canadian Academy of Engineering
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering

November 2020

November 01 (external)
Canada Council for the Arts - Molson Prize 2021
Sponsor: The Molson Foundation.
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
November 27 (external)
Governor General's Award for Innovation - 2021
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
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

December 2020

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 04 (external)
Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts - 2020
Sponsor: Government of Ontario - Ontario Arts Council
Disciplines: Humanities

February 2021

February 16 (internal)
AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence 2021
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 2021

April 15 (external)
AMS Healthcare Fellowship in Compassion and Artificial Intelligence 2021
Sponsor: AMS Healthcare in partnership with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

July 2021

July 31 (external)
Millennium Technology Prize - 2020
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finland
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering