Honours and Awards Calendar

Upcoming deadlines as of January 24, 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.

January 2021

January 24 (external)
NOSTER and Science Microbiome Prize
Sponsor: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and NOSTER 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
January 25 (external)
Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion
Sponsor: American Academy of Religion
Disciplines: Humanities
January 29 (external)
Welch Award in Chemistry 2021
Sponsor: The Welch Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, 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)
Benjamin Franklin Medals 2021
Sponsor: The Franklin Institute 
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
February 01 (external)
Lasker Medical Research Awards - 2021
Sponsor: Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
February 04 (external)
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
Sponsor: Columbia University Irving Medical Centre
Disciplines: Health and Life 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 15 (external)
Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for Graduate Students- 2021 Competition
Sponsor: Research Impact Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
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
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
February 23 (external)
Rumelhart Prize
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 2021
Sponsor: Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Social Sciences

March 2021

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 15 (external)
Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2021
Sponsor: Science/AAAS, Science Translational Medicine and PINS
Disciplines: Health and Life 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 20 (external)
Global Energy Prize
Sponsor: Global Energy
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
March 31 (external)
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
Sponsor: Ochsner Health
Disciplines: Health and Life 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)
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 31 (external)
Robert Koch Award - 2021
Sponsor: Robert Koch Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering

April 2021

April 01 (internal)
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
April 01 (internal)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2022
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 01 (external)
Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering 2022
Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering 
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (internal)
Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 2021
Sponsor: CMC Microsystems
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (internal)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2021
Sponsor: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 01 (internal)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2021
Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities
April 01 (external)
Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
Sponsor: Brandeis University
Disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences
April 01 (external)
NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
April 01 (external)
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Medal 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
Russ Prize 2021-2022
Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
SSHRC Impact Awards 2021
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 - Call for Nominations 2021
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 01 (external)
NSERC John C. Polanyi - 2021 Competition
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 15 (internal)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2022
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 15 (internal)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2022
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
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
April 15 (external)
NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation - 2021 competition
Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
April 30 (internal)
University Research Excellence Awards - 2021
Sponsor: University of Guelph
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

May 2021

May 01 (external)
World Food Prize - 2021
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 - 2021
Sponsor: Robarts Research Institute​
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
May 15 (external)
One Mind Rising Star Awards 2021
Sponsor: One Mind
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences
May 15 (external)
2021 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 31 (external)
Marcus Wallenberg Prize
Sponsor: The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities, Physical Sciences and Engineering
May 31 (external)
L'Oreal - UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards 2022
Sponsor: L'Oreal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

June 2021

June 01 (external)
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
Sponsor: APS Physics and the NEC Corporation 
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 14 (external)
Nature Research Awards for Inspiring & Innovating Science 2021
Sponsor: Nature Research in partnership with The Estée Lauder Companies.
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 14 (external)
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame - 2021
Sponsor: Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMHF)
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 15 (external)
Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology 2021
Sponsor: Eppendorf and the journal Science/AAAS
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (internal)
2022 Canada Gairdner International Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 15 (internal)
2022 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
June 15 (external)
IEEE Medal of Honour 2021
Sponsor: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation 
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 15 (external)
IFA Norman Borlaug Award 2021
Sponsor: International Fertilizer Association 
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 25 (external)
Health Research Foundation Medal of Honour
Sponsor: Health Research Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
June 30 (external)
1907 Trailblazer Award 2021
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 2021
Sponsor: Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering
June 30 (external)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2021
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 2021
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities, Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

July 2021

July 15 (external)
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2021
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 31 (external)
Millennium Technology Prize - 2022
Sponsor: Technology Academy Finland
Disciplines: Information and Communications Technology, Physical Sciences and Engineering

August 2021

August 14 (external)
Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence 2021
Sponsor: CMC Microsystems
Disciplines: Physical Sciences and Engineering

September 2021

September 15 (external)
Sloan Research Fellowship - 2022
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 2021
Sponsor: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Disciplines: Humanities
September 22 (external)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2022
Sponsor: Tyler Prize
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences

October 2021

October 01 (external)
2022 Canada Gairdner International Award
Sponsor: Canada Gairdner Foundation
Disciplines: Health and Life Sciences
October 01 (external)
2022 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 2022-2023
Sponsor: National Humanities Center
Disciplines: Humanities