Awards + Honours

Innovation Awards

These awards celebrate innovation + commercialization and the U of A innovators who make it happen. The awards are one way we recognize how our researchers, postdoctoral fellows + students are helping drive economic and social advancements via research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization. Awards are presented to those receiving a U.S. patent in the past year and/or who created a new spinoff company.

Learn about the awards

Awards Support

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.

Internal Research Awards

The Vice-President (Research & Innovation) Office provides many resources to help identify award opportunities and produce strong applications, including for those awards administered internally.

National and International Research Awards

  • 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.

View past winners


We would also love to hear about any nominations you are submitting. For more information, to access the above resources above or for help facilitating a nomination, please contact:

Priscila Magaldi Netto

Research Awards Officer
2-51 South Academic Building
(780) 492-6877