Office of the Vice-President (Research)

External Honours and Prizes

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 of researchers to apply for research awards or nominate a deserving colleague.

Support and resources offered
The Vice-President (Research) 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.
  • VPR 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.

Upcoming Awards Deadlines

Canada's Top 40 Under 40 - February 21

Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards - March 1

Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering - March 1

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering - March 1

NSERC John C. Polanyi Award - March 1

SSHRC Impact Awards - March 6, 2018

Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists - March 8

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellows - March 9, 2018

NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation - April 16