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.


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.

 

Upcoming Award Deadlines

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows
March 15, 2021

King Faisal Prize in Science (Mathematics)
March 31, 2021

King Faisal Prize in Medicine (Gene Editing Technologies)
March 31, 2021

Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards
March 31, 2021

Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
April 1, 2021

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
April 1, 2021

John C. Polanyi Award
April 1, 2021

NSERC Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
April 1, 2021

SSHRC Gold Medal
April 1, 2021

SSHRC Connection Award
April 1, 2021

SSHRC Insight Award
April 1, 2021

SSHRC Partnership Award
April 1, 2021

NSERC Synergy Awards for Innovation
April 15, 2021

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.