Molson Prizes


Canada Council for the Arts


Two Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished individuals (one in the arts and one in the social sciences and humanities). The prizes are intended to encourage continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada.

The prizes are funded by an endowment from the Molson Foundation, and they are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts in cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee, which is appointed jointly by the Canada Council and the SSHRC.


Candidates may not apply for this award: they must be nominated by a department within a host university or research institute in Canada.  Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They do not need to be residing in Canada.

Funding Availability


Indirect Costs


Special Notes

All documents submitted must be original with original signatures.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How To Apply

Nominations are to be mailed/couriered to the Canada Council for the Arts; Prizes Section, 150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

For More Information

For more information, please go to the sponsor website.

For Questions, please contact

Luiza Pereira, Program Officer
Prizes Section
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research, Research Support Services
519-824-4120 x52832