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 Awards Deadlines

Canada's Top 40 Under 40
January 24, 2020

Partners in Research (PIR) National Ambassador Awards
January 31, 2020

John H. Chapman Award of Excellence
February 26, 2020

Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards
March 1, 2020

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows
March 13, 2020

King Faisal Prize in Medicine (Regenerative Medicine in Neurological Conditions)
March 31, 2020

King Faisal Prize in Science (Physics)
March 31, 2020

Yidan Prize for Education Development
March 31, 2020

Yidan Prize for Education Research
March 31, 2020

SSHRC Impact Awards
April 1, 2020

NSERC Synergy Awards
April 15, 2020

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards
June 30, 2020


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.