Upcoming External Award Opportunities
For more information, please contact:
Office of the Vice-President Research
University of Saskatchewan
501-121 Research Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 1K2
Tel: (306) 966-2499
Fax: (306) 966-2107
The Awards Facilitator is available to assist in compiling nominations for external awards and honours for faculty members.
CIHR Knowledge Translation Award
Nomination Due: February 15
About the Knowledge Translation Award
How to apply
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Translation Award honours and supports teams or organizations that make an outstanding contribution to the health of Canadians or to the health system through exemplary knowledge translation. The aim of the award is to recognize excellence in knowledge translation at the national and international level, and to provide financial support to further foster excellence in knowledge translation in Canada.
Value: A certificate of recognition and a grant of $100,000
American Society of Animal Science Awards
Nominations Due February 25, 2011
About the ASAS Award
The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) presents a variety of awards each year to recognize achievements in such areas as research in animal physiology and endocrinology, ruminant nutrition, non-ruminant nutrition, and animal breeding and genetics, as well as in teaching and other related areas. There are also several Fellow awards. Nominees must be members of ASAS. Additional eligibility requirements for various awards are outlined on website.
Value: Varies by award, see website for details.
Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering - D.G. Fisher Award
Nominations Due February 28, 2011
About the D.G. Fisher Award
This award is presented to an individual who has made substantial contributions to the field of systems and control engineering while a resident of Canada. The award is given in recognition of significant contributions in any, or all, of the areas of theory, practice and education.
Value: A scroll, $1,000 cash and reasonable expenses, to a maximum of $500
NSERC John C. Polanyi Award
Nominations Due: March 1, 2011
About the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award
This award recognizes and supports a university researcher, or team of researchers, whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in any field of the natural sciences or engineering. The nominee's or team's work must demonstrate a high degree of significance, novelty and impact on the research community and Canadian society.
Value: A research grant worth $250,000.
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowships
Nomination Due March 25, 2011
About the CAHS Fellowship
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) fellowships recognize individuals of great accomplishment and achievement in the academic health sciences in Canada. CAHS works in partnership with the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to form the three Member Academies of the Council of Canadian Academies. Fellows elected to the Academy will be well recognized by their peers nationally and internationally for their contributions to the promotion of health science. They will have demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and a commitment to advance academic health science in the following disciplines: Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Social Sciences & Humanities, Health Research, Toxicology, Multi- or Cross-Disciplinary and Nursing
Value: Fellows of the Academy are entitled to use the designation FCAHS (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences)
Canadian Mathematical Society Awards – Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Services
Nominations Due: March 31, 2011
About the Graham Wright Award
About other Mathematical Society Awards
The Canadian Mathematical Society presents a number of awards and prizes each year in various categories. This award is to recognize individuals who have made a sustained and significant service contribution to the Canadian mathematical community.
Contributions might include: service to the Canadian Mathematical Society and/or its activities; initiatives to advance mathematical publishing in Canada; activities in support of a strong research environment in Canada; creation of new national initiatives in support of mathematics.
Value: The Award is a framed certificate and will be presented in a manner that allows full recognition of the individual amongst his/her peers and colleagues.
NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal
Nomination Due: April 1, 2011
About the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal
The NSERC Herzberg Medal is the highest honour of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research, for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering fields.
Value: In addition to the medal, the winner is guaranteed $1 million to use for his or her own university-based research or to direct in some related way such as the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships or chairs in his or her name in Canadian universities. The monetary award will be distributed over a five-year period.
NSERC Brockhouse Prize for Interdisciplinary Research
Nomination Due: April 1, 2011
About the Brockhouse Prize
The Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
Value: Team research grant of $250,000. Individuals received medals and certificates.
NSERC Synergy Award
Nomination Due: April 15, 2011
About the NSERC Synergy Award
The Synergy Awards for Innovation "celebrate outstanding university-industry R & D partnerships." Administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), they are intended to recognize and reward innovation and superior collaborative research in the natural sciences and engineering.
Value: $200,000 research grant to the university; sculpture and NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow to the industry partner (NSERC will bear the cost of the industrial portion of the fellow’s salary).
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Titular Fellowships
Nomination Due: April 30, 2011
About the ACT Titular Fellowships
Nominations are traditionally due in late April. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Titular Fellowships are intended to enable the universities of the Commonwealth to develop the human resources of their institutions and countries through the interchange of people, knowledge, skills and technologies. They are offered in subject areas or fields of activity in which the needs of developing countries are particularly great
Value: Up to $5,000 according to the actual program. This is intended to cover international return; in-country ground travel; medical insurance; board and lodging; fees (where the approved program includes a formal training program).
Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Outstanding Achievement Award
Nomination Due: May 1, 2011
About the MCC Award
"This prestigious award, presented annually, is unique in that its nominees and recipients come from a broad range of health disciplines, such as dentistry, physical therapy and medical practice. It recognizes a particularly important and vital contribution to health care in Canada and the evaluation of clinical and professional competence in the health professions. These are the people who ensure that our health care professionals meet the high standards that Canadians enjoy and expect." (MCC website)
Value: Custom-designed crystal sculpture engraved with provincial and territorial emblems
Killam Research Fellowships
Nominations Due: May 15, 2011
About the Killam Research Fellowship
Nominations are traditionally due in mid May. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
Killam Research Fellowships are funded through lifetime and testamentary gifts to the Canada Council from Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam. They provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. The awards honour the memory and exceptional achievements of Mrs. Killam’s husband, Izaak Walton Killam.
Value: Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties. They are valued at $70,000 per year. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by the institution to fund replacement costs for the fellow. Institutions are required to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits for the two-year period.
Benjamin Franklin Medals
There is no deadline for submissions. Nominations will be acknowledged promptly, but the case method review process typically requires two years to complete.
About the Benjamin Franklin Medals
The Franklin Institute Awards identify individuals whose great innovation has benefited humanity, advanced science, launched new fields of inquiry, and deepened our understanding of the universe.
Value: Laureates of The Franklin Institute are brought to Philadelphia each April for a weeklong celebration of their accomplishments, culminating with a grand awards ceremony and elegant dinner, befitting the honor and distinction of this historic awards program.
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (Franklin Institute)
Nomination Due: May 31, 2011
About the Bower Awards
International competition from The Franklin Institute for individuals whose work has had a significant impact in a specific scientific field as announced by the Institute each year.. The category for this year’s competition is nanochemistry. (See website for details.)
Value: Gold medal and prize of US $250,000
NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
Nomination Due: June 7, 2011
About the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships
Nominations are traditionally due in early June. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
NSERC Steacie Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers who are Canadian university faculty members, and are earning a strong international reputation for original research. Every year, NSERC awards up to six Steacie Fellowships for a two-year period.
Value: Successful Fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties so that they can devote all their time and energy to research. Fellowships are held at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution. They normally include a contribution to the university in the amount of $90,000 per year toward the Fellow's salary and a $250,000 research grant. See website for details and restrictions.
Nomination Due: June 15, 2011
About the Killam Prizes
Nominations are traditionally due in mid June. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
The Killam Prizes are funded through lifetime and testamentary gifts to the Canada Council from Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam. They provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. The awards honour the memory and exceptional achievements of Mrs. Killam’s husband, Izaak Walton Killam.
Value: Each Killam Prize recipient receives $100,000.
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
Nomination Due: June 27, 2011
About the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame is the only national organization dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Canada's medical and health-sciences heroes. Through educational programs, the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame encourages youth to pursue careers in medicine and the health sciences, fostering future generations of excellence. Inductions into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame are held every 18 months.
Value: Ivey Award
Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences
Nomination Due: June 30, 2011
About the Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences
Nominations are traditionally due in late June. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
The Steacie Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada and is administered by the trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.
Value: $10,000. Winners are invited to deliver a lecture about their research work at the Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences in Ottawa.
Canadian Mathematical Society Awards and Prizes
Nomination Due: June 30, 2011
About the Canadian Mathematical Society Awards
The Canadian Mathematical Society presents a number of awards and prizes each year in various categories, including the Jeffery-Williams Prize for outstanding contributions to mathematical research, the Krieger-Nelson Prize for outstanding research by a female mathematician, the Coxeter-James Prize for research by a young mathematician and many others.
Value: Varies by award, see website for details.
Chemical Institute of Canada Awards (CIC)
Nomination Due: July 2, 2011
About the Chemical Institute of Canada Awards
The Chemical Institute of Canada presents a number of awards including: the CIC Medal for an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada; the Montreal Medal for leadership in or outstanding contribution to the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada; the Environmental Improvement Award for a significant achievement in pollution prevention, treatment or remediation in Canada; the CIC Award for Chemical Education; and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award. Visit their website for descriptions and requirements for the above mentioned awards.
Value: Varies by award
Canadian Society for Chemistry Awards (CSC)
Nomination Due: July 2, 2011
About the Canadian Society for Chemistry Awards
CSC Awards include: Alcan Award (inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry); Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic Chemistry; Clara Benson Award (distinguished contribution by a woman); Fred Beamish and Maxxam awards (analytical chemistry); Keith Laidler Award (physical chemistry); R.U. Lemieux and Alfred Bader awards (organic chemistry); Bernard Belleau Award (medicinal chemistry); Enantioselective Synthetic Chemistry Research Grants; E.W.R. Steacie Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chemistry while working in Canada; John C. Polyani Award (physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics); Merck Frosst Award (organic chemistry or biochemistry) and various awards for young chemistry researchers
Value: Varies by award, Generally $1000 or more plus scroll. All CSC awards are lecture awards.
Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Nomination Due: July 5, 2011
About the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit is a prestigious recognition of excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of the province and its residents. The Order recognizes individuals who have made their mark in such areas as the arts, agriculture, business and industry, community leadership, the occupations or professions, public service, research, and volunteer service.
Value: Medal/insignia and use of post-nominal S.O.M.
Prix Galien Canada – Research Category
Nomination Due: July 31, 2011
About the Prix Galien
Nominations are traditionally due in late July. The call for nominations has not yet been issued and this date may be subject to change.
The Prix Galien is open to any person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in biopharmaceutical research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. Candidates from academia, health care institutions, research centers and industry are eligible.
Value: Gold medal and framed certificate
3M Teaching Fellowship
Nomination Due: August 31, 2011
About the 3M Teaching Fellowship
These awards recognize teaching excellence as well as educational leadership. The Selection Committee looks for independent evidence of: 1) excellence in teaching over a number of years, principally (but not exclusively) at the undergraduate level; 2) commitment to the improvement of university teaching with particular emphasis on contributions beyond the nominee's discipline or profession to as broad an audience as possible.
Value: The award includes lifetime membership in the Society, and 3M Fellowship winners will attend an all expense paid 3-day retreat at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello to celebrate others' exceptional achievements in teaching and provide an opportunity for outstanding teachers to share experiences and ideas.