Upcoming Awards & Honours Deadlines

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office maintains a directory of prestigious external awards. Deadlines and eligibility for these recognition opportunities are tracked below.

If you plan to submit a nomination for a national or international honour or award, please notify Daniel Harney (dan.harney@utoronto.ca), Grants & Awards Editor, (416)-978-3488 in the Faculty of Medicine Research Office. The Research and Innovation Office provides support and oversight for major award nominations.

 

Notable Award and Fellowship Opportunities for Early- and Mid-Career Faculty
Natural, Applied and Medical Sciences

Opportunity

Eligibility*

Nominations

Douglas R. Colton Medal, CMC Microsystems
National prize for work in Microsystems/Nanotechnology

PhD within last 3 years 
(at Canadian university)

September

John Charles Polanyi Prizes, Council of Ontario Universities
Provincial prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine
3 candidates per field per year; competition managed by School of Graduate Studies

PhD within last 4 years*               

December

Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator, CIHR
National prize for early-career research in the Health Sciences   

Faculty appt. for 0-10 years

September
(biennial)

Sloan Research Fellowships, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
International 2-year fellowships for outstanding fundamental research in Chemistry, Computational or Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science,  Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Sciences, Physics, or a related field

PhD within last 7 years*               

September

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships, NSERC
National 2-year fellowships for highly promising scientists and engineers

PhD within last 12 years*

June

College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
National college of excellent emerging scholars in any discipline

PhD within last 15 years               

March

Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences, E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund
National prize for outstanding scientific research in science or engineering

Age 40 or younger

June

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre
International prize for achievements in Cancer Research

Age 45 or younger

April
(biennial)

Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research
National prize for research in the field of Mental Health

Age 45 or younger

July

NAS Award in Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences               
International award for notable discoveries in Molecular Biology

Age 45 or younger
US citizens

October

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
International prize for outstanding achievement in Biomedical Research

Age 52 or younger

September

*Starred opportunities allow exceptions for candidates whose careers were disrupted for various reasons. Please see websites for details.

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