External Honours and Prizes

The University of Alberta, one of Canada's top research universities, is proud of the vitality, quality and diversity of research conducted here. We are also very proud of our many award-winning researchers and encourage all researchers to apply for research awards or nominate a deserving colleague.

Upcoming Award Deadlines


Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence
August 26, 2022

Dan David Prize
September 14, 2022

Sloan Research Fellowships
September 15, 2022

Canada Gairdner International Award
October 1, 2022

John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
October 1, 2022

Molson Prizes
October 1, 2022

Simons Investigators Program
November 3, 2022


Support and Resources Offered

The Vice-President (Research & Innovation) Office provides many resources to help identify award opportunities and produce strong applications:

  • Awards database - helps you sort award and recognition opportunities by award level (provincial, national and international), field of study and funding organization or search by award name.
  • VPRI Awards Collection in Google Drive - examples of successful University of Alberta nominations and tips on how to develop strong nominations.
  • University of Alberta College of Reviewers - we can connect you with a reviewer to provide application/nomination feedback and recommendations.
  • Help preparing a nomination.

For more information, to access the resources above or for help facilitating a nomination, contact Kate Ballash, Research Awards Officer ( email or 780.492.6877). We would also love to hear about any nominations you are submitting.