Partners In Research (PIR) National Awards - 2020 Competition


Partners in Research


Nominations for the 2020 PIR National Awards are expected to open in December 2019

PIR'smandate is to educate the public about the importance and significance of research within the biomedical and natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics domains. Awards celebrate the promotion to the public of leading Canadian research through outreach activities and recognize the impact of this research on the lives of Canadians. There are six different awards:

  • Biomedical Science Ambassador Award
  • Science Ambassador Award
  • Technology and Engineering Ambassador Award
  • Dr. Jonathan Borwein Mathematics Ambassador Award
  • Ronald G. Calhoun Science Ambassador Award
  • Young Ambassador Award


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your Expression of Interest (details below)  to

External Deadline

Nominations must have received institutional endorsement prior to submission.  

How to Apply

An Expression of Interest will include:

  • A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR  which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined on the program website
  • An up-to-date CV (up to 10 pages) for nominee (and each member of the team, if applicable)

For More Information, please email

Alert Classifications
Honours and Awards

Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering