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Below are various awards available in Ontario sorted by the agency deadline.

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*Anticipated deadline

AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
SEPTEMBER
Petro-Canada Young Innovator AwardRecognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contributes significantly to the training environment of the University and has an impact on society at large.2022-09-05
Sloan Research FellowshipsRecognize and reward outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.2022-09-15
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement AwardAwarded annually to honour highly meritorious career achievement in the field of diabetes research.2022-09-16
Stockholm Water PrizeRecognizes people and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.2022-09-30
Wiley Prize in Biomedical SciencesRecognizes breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality, and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes.2022-09-30
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramAims to fuel development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2022-09-30
OCTOBER
Edgar D. Tillyer AwardPresented to an individual who has performed distinguished work in the field of vision, including (but not limited to) the optics, physiology, anatomy or psychology of the visual system.2022-10-01
Michael S. Feld Biophotonics AwardRecognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage. 2022-10-01
John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health AwardRecognizes the world’s leading researchers who have used rational, scientifically based research to improve the wellbeing of those facing health inequalities worldwide.2022-10-01
Canada Gairdner International AwardsAwarded to outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in an increased understanding of human biology and disease.2022-10-01
Canada Gairdner Wightman AwardAwarded to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science consistent with the mission of the Foundation.2022-10-01
Blue Planet PrizeRecognizes outstanding achievement that offers a clear vision for the realization of a sustainable society by contributing significantly in the observation, assessment, and remediation of all aspects of global environmental problems.2022-10-01
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars ProgramRecognizes and selects outstanding early-career researchers for their potential as future research leaders. Research programs eligible in 2022 include: Bio-inspired Solar Energy, Child & Brain Development, Gravity & the Extreme Universe, Learning in Machines & Brains, Quantum Information Science, and Quantum Materials.2022-10-27*
NOVEMBER
Warren Alpert Foundation PrizeRecognizes and honours one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease.2022-11-02
Fyssen Foundation International Scientific PrizeGiven annually to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the foundation such as ethology, palaeontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic, and the neurosciences.2022-11-14
Traditional Fulbright Scholar AwardDesigned to enable emerging and established Canadian scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.2022-11-15
NSERC Awards for Science PromotionFocus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.2022-11-25
York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardRecognizes two full-time faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2022-11-25*
York University President’s Research Excellence AwardRecognizes senior established, full-time, active Professors with distinguished scholarly achievements, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to the York community’s intellectual life. The 2022-2023 cluster is Engineering, Science, Technology, Health and Biomedicine.2022-11-25*
York University President's Research Impact AwardRecognizes full-time, active faculty members whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academia, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.2022-11-25*
DECEMBER
Early Researcher AwardHelps promising, recently-appointed Ontario researchers build their research teams in order to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.2022-12-01
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaRecognizes distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.2022-12-01
College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsMembers include Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.2022-12-01*
John Charles Polanyi PrizesAwarded annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.2022-12-01*
Gruber International Neuroscience PrizeHonours scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.2022-12-15
Gruber International Genetics PrizePresented to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research.2022-12-15
Albert Einstein World Award for ScienceRecognizes scientists whose scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Consideration will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.2022-12-16
JANUARY
The Crafoord PrizeThe Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences according to a rotating scheme.2023-01-13
The Volvo Environment PrizeThe Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for: "Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries, which in broad terms fall within the environmental field."2023-01-10
The Louisa Gross Horwitz PrizeThe Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize is awarded by Columbia University for outstanding basic research in the fields of biology or biochemistry. The purpose of this prize is to honor a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contributions to knowledge in either of these fields are deemed worthy of special recognition.2022-01-26
The Japan PrizeThe Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. The areas focused are Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Engineering, Life Science, Agriculture, and Medicine.2022-01-31
FEBRUARY
Lasker Medical Research AwardsLasker Awards recognize the contributions of researchers, clinician scientists, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of disease.2022-02-07
The Copley MedalThe medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).2022-02-15
The Harvey PrizeThe Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology.2022-02-22
MARCH
The Balzan PrizesThe Balzan Prizes are in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. Awarded annually.2022-03-15
The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences FellowshipsThe objective of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences is to provide assessments of and advice on key issues relevant to the health of Canadians.2022-03-15
The Jonas Salk AwardThe Jonas Salk Award is presented annually to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability.2023-03-22
The Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in ScienceThe Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented for outstanding achievement in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a 14-karat gold medal and a $250,000 cash prize.2022-03-31
The King Faisal International PrizeThe King Faisal Prize (KFP) recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. 2023-03-31
The Order of OntarioThe Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.2022-03-31
Willet G. Miller MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
Miroslaw Romanowski MedalFor scientific work relating to environmental problems.2022-03-31
McLaughlin MedalFor important research of sustained excellence in medical science. Awarded annually.2022-03-31
Flavelle MedalFor meritorious achievement in biological science. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
APRIL
The Brockhouse Canada PrizeThis prize recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.2022-04-01
The NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and EngineeringIt is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the fields of natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The NSERC John C. Polanyi AwardThe NSERC John C. Polanyi Award was created to recognize and support a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The Russ PrizeThe Russ Prize will recognize achievements in bioengineering in its initial years. Examples of bioengineering include research, education, or product development in such areas as biomedical instrumentation, separation, and control systems; aerospace biomedical
engineering; diagnostic technologies; applied genetic engineering; pharmaceutical processing; prosthetic technologies; biomolecular engineering; medical engineering; and applied physiological systems
2022-04-01
The Breakthrough Prize in Life SciencesThe Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences are given annually for accomplishments in life sciences broadly defined.2022-04-01
The Synergy AwardsThe Synergy Awards honour the most outstanding achievements of university-industry collaboration in the natural sciences and engineering2022-04-19
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.2022-04-20
Research Canada Leadership AwardResearch Canada’s Leadership Award is presented to either an individual or organization who/which has made outstanding efforts in advocating for Canadian health research at the local, provincial and/or national level.2022-04-29
MAY
The World Food PrizeThe World Food Prize is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical infrastructure; transportation and distribution; special or extraordinary feeding programs; social organization and poverty elimination; economics and finance; policy analysis; and public advocacy.
2022-05-01
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 AwardsCanada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors

Anticipated Date.
2022-05-17
The Ramon Margalef PrizeThe Ramon Margalef Prize for Ecology aims to recognize a scientific trajectory or a discovery in the field of ecological sciences that has contributed to the significant progress of knowledge or scientific thinking, or the development of theoretical instruments for the good management of natural resources, territory or the sea.2022-05-20
J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in MedicineRobarts Research Institute awards the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to a field of basic or clinical research in one of the Institute's principal areas of research.2022-05-31
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International AwardsIn partnership with UNESCO, the 'For Women in Science' program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.2022-05-31
JUNE
York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year AwardRecognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University.2022-06-01
Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health ResearchAwarded to an individual of international stature who best exemplifies Dr. Henry Friesen’s prescience, organizational creativity and broad impact on health research and health research policy.2022-06-01
NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsRecognize early stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and/or engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders in their field and inspire others.2022-06-07
Canadian Medical Hall of FameHonours Canada’s medical heroes, whose work advances health in Canada and the world, fostering future generations of health professionals through the delivery of local and national youth education programs and awards. 2022-06-13
Canadian Cancer Society Inclusive Excellence PrizeRecognizes individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to the cancer research ecosystem in Canada.2022-06-15
Eppendorf & Science Prize for NeurobiologyAwarded annually to one young scientist (35 or under) for outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted during the past three years.2022-06-15
Prix Galien Canada Research AwardAwarded to a person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease.2022-06-17
Health Research Foundation Medal of HonourRecognizes outstanding individuals whose research or contributions to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition, and who have made pivotal contributions to the advancement of knowledge in health sciences and/or therapeutics healthcare.2022-06-22
Killam PrizesAwarded to distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions for the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2022-06-30
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsRecognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Disciplines include Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biology and Biomedicine, Information and Communication Technologies, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Climate Change.2022-06-30
Steacie PrizePresented annually to a young scientist or engineer (40 or under) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Kyoto PrizeHonours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. It is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
JULY
Melanie O’Neill Young Investigator Award in Biological ChemistryPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to biological chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Canada Gairdner Momentum AwardAnnually recognizes two mid-career investigators (typically 10-15 years past their first independent research appointment) working in Canada who, in their last 6 active years, have produced exceptional scientific research contributions with continued potential for impact on human health. 2022-07-15
Royal-Mach-Gaensslen PrizeAwarded annually to an outstanding early-career researcher (45 or under) in the field of mental health.2022-07-15
AUGUST
Gairdner ECI AwardAwarded to five early-career investigators (faculty and professionals at the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent) for outstanding research connected to this year’s laureate fields.2022-08-01
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritAwarded annually to distinguished Chinese-Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.2022-08-30
Lewis S. Rosenstiel AwardAwarded to scientists for recent discoveries of particular originality and importance to basic medical research.2022-08-31

AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
SEPTEMBER
Petro-Canada Young Innovator AwardRecognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contributes significantly to the training environment of the University and has an impact on society at large.2022-09-05
Sloan Research FellowshipsRecognize and reward outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.2022-09-15
CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral AwardAwarded to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student who has fulfilled all of the requirements for a PhD degree for graduation from a Canadian university in the 12‐month period preceding the nomination deadline.2022-09-15
Stockholm Water PrizeRecognizes people and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.2022-09-30
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramAims to fuel development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2022-09-30
OCTOBER
Ellis R. Lippincott AwardPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by their influence on other scientists.2022-10-01
NOVEMBER
Priestley MedalRecognizes distinguished services to chemistry.2022-11-01
Traditional Fulbright Scholar AwardDesigned to enable emerging and established Canadian scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.2022-11-15
NSERC Awards for Science PromotionFocus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.2022-11-25
York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardRecognizes two full-time faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2022-11-25*
York University President's Research Impact AwardRecognizes full-time, active faculty members whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academia, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.2022-11-25*
DECEMBER
Early Researcher AwardHelps promising, recently-appointed Ontario researchers build their research teams in order to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.2022-12-01
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaRecognizes distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.2022-12-01
College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsMembers include Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.2022-12-01*
John Charles Polanyi PrizesAwarded annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.2022-12-01*
Albert Einstein World Award for ScienceRecognizes scientists whose scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Consideration will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.2022-12-16
JANUARY
The Crafoord PrizeThe Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. Awarded Annually. 2022-01-13
The Robert A. Welch AwardThe purpose of The Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of humankind.2023-01-31
The Japan PrizeThe Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. The areas focused are Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Engineering, Life Science, Agriculture, and Medicine.2023-01-31
FEBRUARY
The Copley MedalThe medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).2022-02-15
The Harvey PrizeThe Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology.2022-02-22
MARCH
The Balzan PrizesThe Balzan Prizes are in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. Awarded annually.2022-03-15
The Jonas Salk AwardThe Jonas Salk Award is presented annually to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability.2023-03-22
The Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in ScienceThe Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented for outstanding achievement in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a 14-karat gold medal and a $250,000 cash prize.2022-03-31
The King Faisal International PrizeThe King Faisal Prize (KFP) recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. 2023-03-31
Henry Marshall Tory MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science. Awarded biennially. 2023-03-31
The Order of OntarioThe Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.2022-03-31
Willet G. Miller MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
Rutherford Memorial MedalsFor outstanding research in physics and in chemistry.2022-03-31
Miroslaw Romanowski MedalFor scientific work relating to environmental problems.2022-03-31
Bancroft AwardFor instruction and research in the science of geology. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
APRIL
The Brockhouse Canada PrizeThis prize recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.2022-04-01
The NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and EngineeringIt is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the fields of natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The NSERC John C. Polanyi AwardThe NSERC John C. Polanyi Award was created to recognize and support a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The Synergy AwardsThe Synergy Awards honour the most outstanding achievements of university-industry collaboration in the natural sciences and engineering2022-04-19
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.2022-04-20
MAY
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 AwardsCanada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors2022-05-17
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International AwardsIn partnership with UNESCO, the 'For Women in Science' program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.2022-05-31
JUNE
York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year AwardRecognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University.2022-06-01
NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsRecognize early stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and/or engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders in their field and inspire others.2022-06-07
Prix Galien Canada Research AwardAwarded to a person or team who has been involved for at least the last five years in research leading or making a substantial contribution to the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease2022-06-17
Killam PrizesAwarded to distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions for the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2022-06-30
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsRecognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Disciplines include Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biology and Biomedicine, Information and Communication Technologies, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Climate Change.2022-06-30
Steacie PrizePresented annually to a young scientist or engineer (40 or under) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Kyoto PrizeHonours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. It is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
JULY
Cottrell Scholar AwardHonours and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills in chemistry, physics, or astronomy.2022-07-01
Clara Benson AwardPresented to recognize a woman who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-01
Alfred Bader AwardPresented as a mark of distinction and recognition for excellence in research in organic chemistry by a scientist who is currently working in Canada.2022-07-02
Award for Research Excellence in Materials ChemistryPresented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to materials chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Bernard Belleau AwardPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of medicinal chemistry through research involving biochemical or organic chemical mechanisms.2022-07-02
E. W. R. Steacie AwardPresented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Fred Beamish AwardRecognizes an individual who demonstrates innovation in research in the field of analytical chemistry, where the research is anticipated to have significant potential for practical applications.2022-07-02
John C. Polanyi AwardPresented for excellence by a scientist carrying out research in Canada in physical, theoretical, or computational chemistry or chemical physics.2022-07-02
Keith Fagnou AwardPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to organic chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Keith Laidler AwardRecognizes outstanding early-career contributions to physical chemistry, for research carried out in Canada, by a scientist residing in Canada.2022-07-02
Melanie O’Neill Young Investigator Award in Biological ChemistryPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to biological chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
R. U. Lemieux AwardPresented to an organic chemist who has made a distinguished contribution to any area of organic chemistry and who is currently working in Canada.2022-07-02
Ricardo Aroca AwardPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of analytical chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Rio Tinto AwardPresented to a scientist who has made a distinguishing contribution to the fields of inorganic chemistry or electrochemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Strem Chemicals Award for Pure or Applied Inorganic ChemistryPresented to a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship AwardPresented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of biological or medicinal chemistry within the past five years of the initial nomination deadline date while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Macromolecular Science and Engineering AwardPresented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering while residing in Canada.2022-07-02
Tom Ziegler AwardPresented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made an outstanding early-career contribution to theoretical and/or computational chemistry.2022-07-02
W. A. E. McBryde MedalPresented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.2022-07-02
AUGUST
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritAwarded annually to distinguished Chinese-Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.2022-08-30
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
SEPTEMBER
Petro-Canada Young Innovator AwardRecognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contributes significantly to the training environment of the University and has an impact on society at large.2022-09-05
Sloan Research FellowshipsRecognize and reward outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.2022-09-15
Abel PrizeRecognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and also applications of mathematics in the sciences.2022-09-15
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramAims to fuel development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2022-09-30
OCTOBER
Ruth I. Michler Memorial PrizeAwarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences.2022-10-01
Peter Henrici PrizeAwarded for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing.2022-10-15
Ralph E. Kleinman PrizeAwarded to one individual for outstanding research or other contributions that bridge the gap between mathematics and applications.2022-10-15
SI(AG)2 Early Career PrizeAwarded to one outstanding early career researcher in the field of algebraic geometry and its applications for distinguished contributions to the field in the last three years.2022-10-15
SIAG/ACDA Early Career PrizeAwarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of Applied and Computational Discrete Algorithms for distinguished contributions to the field in the last six years.2022-10-15
SIAG/CST Best SICON Paper PrizeAwarded to the authors of the two most outstanding control and systems theory papers published in SICON in the last three years.2022-10-15
SIAG/CST PrizeAwarded every two years to one outstanding early career researcher for distinguished contributions to mathematical theory of systems and control in the last three years.2022-10-15
SIAG/FME Early Career PrizeAwarded to one individual in their early career for distinguished contributions to mathematical modeling in finance in the last three years.2022-10-15
SIAG/GD Early Career PrizeAwarded every two years to an early career researcher who has made outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to geometric design within five years of receiving their PhD.2022-10-15
SIAG/OPT Early Career PrizeAwarded to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of optimization for distinguished contributions to the field in the last six years.2022-10-15
W. T. and Idalia Reid Prize"Awarded annually to one individual for research in, or other contributions to, the broadly defined areas of differential equations and control theory.2022-10-15
NOVEMBER
CRM-Fields-PIMS PrizeRecognizes exceptional achievement in the mathematical sciences.2022-11-01
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science Supports outstanding theoretical scientists when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.2022-11-03
Traditional Fulbright Scholar AwardDesigned to enable emerging and established Canadian scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.2022-11-15
NSERC Awards for Science PromotionFocus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.2022-11-25
York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardRecognizes two full-time faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2022-11-25*
York University President's Research Impact AwardRecognizes full-time, active faculty members whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academia, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.2022-11-25*
DECEMBER
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaRecognizes distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.2022-12-01
College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsMembers include Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.2022-12-01*
Tweedie New Researcher AwardProvides funds for travel to present the “Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture” at the IMS New Researchers Conference.2022-12-01*
Albert Einstein World Award for ScienceRecognizes scientists whose scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Consideration will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.2022-12-16
JANUARY
The Crafoord PrizeThe Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. Awarded Annually. 2022-01-13
Cecil Graham Doctoral Dissertation AwardThis award was established by the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) to recognize and to publicize an outstanding PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics accepted at a Canadian University during the calendar year prior to the year of the award.2022-01-31
CAIMS-SCMAI Research PrizeThe society’s pre-eminent research award recognizes innovative and exceptional research contributions in applied or industrial mathematics.2022-01-31
CAIMS/PIMS Early Career AwardThe prize recognizes exceptional research in any branch of applied mathematics, interpreted broadly.2022-01-31
CAIMS-Fields Industrial Mathematics PrizeThe CAIMS-Fields annual industrial mathematics prize is to be awarded to a researcher in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics, interpreted broadly. 2022-01-31
Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service AwardThe Arthur Beaumont Distinguished Service Award honours members of CAIMS/SCMAI for outstanding service to the society or to Applied Mathematics in Canada2022-01-31
FEBRUARY
The Copley MedalThe medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).2022-02-15
The Harvey PrizeThe Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology.2022-02-22
MARCH
The Balzan PrizesThe Balzan Prizes are in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. Awarded annually.2022-03-15
The Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in ScienceThe Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented for outstanding achievement in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a 14-karat gold medal and a $250,000 cash prize.2022-03-31
The King Faisal International PrizeThe King Faisal Prize (KFP) recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. 2023-03-31
Henry Marshall Tory MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science. Awarded biennially. 2023-03-31
The Order of OntarioThe Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.2022-03-31
Willet G. Miller MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
John L. Synge AwardTo acknowledge outstanding research in any of the branches of the mathematical sciences. Awarded irregular intervals.2022-03-31
APRIL
The Breakthrough Prize in MathematicsThe Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics is given annually to an individual making significant accomplishments in mathematics.2022-04-01
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.2022-04-20
Nokia Bell Labs PrizeThe Prize recognizes innovators with game-changing ideas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the potential to disrupt or profoundly change the state of human existence and experience by a factor of 10.2022-04-22
MAY
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 AwardsCanada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors2022-05-17
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International AwardsIn partnership with UNESCO, the 'For Women in Science' program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.2022-05-31
JUNE
York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year AwardRecognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University.2022-06-01
Killam PrizesAwarded to distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions for the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2022-06-30
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsRecognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Disciplines include Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biology and Biomedicine, Information and Communication Technologies, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Climate Change.2022-06-30
Steacie PrizePresented annually to a young scientist or engineer (40 or under) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Kyoto PrizeHonours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. It is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
JULY
Frank and Brennie Morgan PrizeAwarded annually for outstanding research in mathematics by an undergraduate student (or students having submitted joint work).2022-07-31
SIAG/CSE Best Paper PrizeAwarded to the author(s) of the best paper, as determined by the prize committee, on the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for solving problems that may arise in broad areas of science, engineering, technology, and society. 2022-07-31
AUGUST
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritAwarded annually to distinguished Chinese-Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.2022-08-30
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
SEPTEMBER
Petro-Canada Young Innovator AwardRecognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contributes significantly to the training environment of the University and has an impact on society at large.2022-09-05
Sloan Research FellowshipsRecognize and reward outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.2022-09-15
Abel PrizeRecognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and also applications of mathematics in the sciences.2022-09-15
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramAims to fuel development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2022-09-30
OCTOBER
CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse MedalRecognizes and encourages significant experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics.2022-10-01
CAP Herzberg MedalRecognizes significant contributions in any field of research by a Canadian physicist who has successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years.2022-10-01
CAP-TRIUMF Vogt MedalRecognizes and encourages outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics.2022-10-01
CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical PhysicsRecognizes research excellence in the fields of theoretical and mathematical physics.2022-10-01
Allan Carswell Physics Educator ScholarshipRecognizes the critical importance and value of having people who are trained in, and passionate about, physics engaging young Canadians in the classrooms of this country.2022-10-01
CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in PhysicsAwarded on the basis of significant contributions to physics over an extended period of time, and/or recent significant achievement.2022-10-01
CAP Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate TeachingHonours faculty members who possess an ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding in such a way as to lead their students to high academic achievement in physics.2022-10-01
CAP-INO Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied PhotonicsRecognizes outstanding and innovative contributions in applied photonics. The innovation must be commercializable or, at the least, exploitable.2022-10-01
Boris P. Stoicheff Memorial Graduate ScholarshipAwarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated both research excellence and significant service to the optics or physics community.2022-10-01
C.E.K. Mees MedalRecognizes an original use of optics across multiple fields.2022-10-01
Charles Hard Townes MedalPresented for outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics.2022-10-01
Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus W. Quinn PrizeRecognizes overall distinction in optics; the highest award of the Society.2022-10-01
Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator AwardPresented for significant contributions to lens design, optical engineering, or metrology by an individual as evidenced by one or more of the following: innovative and rigorous research; optical system design with a foundation in aberration theory; development of advanced metrology capabilities; product development; patents; or publications.2022-10-01
Nick Holonyak Jr. AwardPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications.2022-10-01
Michael S. Feld Biophotonics AwardRecognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage. 2022-10-01
Max Born AwardPresented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to physical optics, theoretical or experimental.2022-10-01
R. W. Wood PrizeRecognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics.2022-10-01
David Richardson MedalRecognizes those who have made significant contributions to optical engineering, primarily in the commercial and industrial sector.2022-10-01
Edwin H. Land MedalRecognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products.2022-10-01
Emmett N. Leith MedalRecognizes seminal contributions to the field of optical information processing.2022-10-01
Esther Hoffman Beller MedalPresented for outstanding contributions to education in optical science and engineering.2022-10-01
Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley PrizeRecognizes significant research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering.2022-10-01
Sang Soo Lee AwardRecognizes outstanding leadership in founding or growing an optics and photonics community.2022-10-01
William F. Meggers AwardPresented for outstanding work in spectroscopy.2022-10-01
SIAG/GS Career PrizeAwarded every two years to an outstanding senior researcher who has made broad and distinguished contributions to the field of geosciences.2022-10-15
SIAG/GS Early Career PrizeAwarded to one individual in their early career in the field of geosciences for distinguished contributions to the field in the last three years.2022-10-15
NOVEMBER
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer ScienceThe intent of the Investigator in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science programs is to support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.

Anticipated date.
2022-11-03
Traditional Fulbright Scholar AwardDesigned to enable emerging and established Canadian scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.2022-11-15
NSERC Awards for Science PromotionFocus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.2022-11-25
York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardRecognizes two full-time faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2022-11-25*
York University President's Research Impact AwardRecognizes full-time, active faculty members whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academia, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.2022-11-25*
DECEMBER
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaRecognizes distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.2022-12-01
College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsMembers include Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.2022-12-01*
John Charles Polanyi PrizesAwarded annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.2022-12-01*
Gruber International Cosmology PrizeHonours a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of the universe.2022-12-15
Albert Einstein World Award for ScienceRecognizes scientists whose scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Consideration will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.2022-12-16
JANUARY
The Crafoord PrizeThe Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. Awarded Annually. 2022-01-13
The Japan PrizeThe Japan Prize is a prestigious international award presented to individuals whose original and outstanding achievements are not only scientifically impressive, but have also served to promote peace and prosperity for all mankind. The areas focused are Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Engineering, Life Science, Agriculture, and Medicine.2022-01-31
FEBRUARY
The Copley MedalThe medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).2022-02-15
The Harvey PrizeThe Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology.2022-02-22
MARCH
The Balzan PrizesThe Balzan Prizes are in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. Awarded annually.2022-03-15
The Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in ScienceThe Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is presented for outstanding achievement in a different, predetermined field of interest each year. As stipulated by the will of Henry Bower, this award includes a 14-karat gold medal and a $250,000 cash prize.2022-03-31
The King Faisal International PrizeThe King Faisal Prize (KFP) recognizes the outstanding works of individuals and institutions in five major categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language and Literature, Medicine, and Science. 2023-03-31
Henry Marshall Tory MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science. Awarded biennially. 2023-03-31
The Order of OntarioThe Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.2022-03-31
Willet G. Miller MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
Rutherford Memorial MedalsFor outstanding research in physics and in chemistry.2022-03-31
Miroslaw Romanowski MedalFor scientific work relating to environmental problems.2022-03-31
Bancroft AwardFor instruction and research in the science of geology. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
APRIL
The Brockhouse Canada PrizeThis prize recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.2022-04-01
The NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and EngineeringIt is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the fields of natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The NSERC John C. Polanyi AwardThe NSERC John C. Polanyi Award was created to recognize and support a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-01
The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental PhysicsThe Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics is given annually for accomplishments in fundamental physics broadly defined, including advances in closely related fields with deep connections to physics.2022-04-01
Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence AwardThis team award recognizes technical achievements such as product engineering, process, software and patent development, as well as contributions to society such as engineering education, publication and management, and furthering public appreciation of optical engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2022-04-10
Canadian Association of Physicists Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CAP/DCMMP) Brockhouse MedalThe purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics. Awarded Annually.2022-04-15
The Synergy AwardsThe Synergy Awards honour the most outstanding achievements of university-industry collaboration in the natural sciences and engineering2022-04-19
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.2022-04-20
MAY
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 AwardsCanada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors2022-05-17
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International AwardsIn partnership with UNESCO, the 'For Women in Science' program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.2022-05-31
JUNE
York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year AwardRecognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University.2022-06-01
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser ScienceRecognizes outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light.2022-06-01
W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle PhysicsRecognizes and encourages outstanding achievements in experimental particle physics.2022-06-01
NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsRecognize early stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and/or engineering and support them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders in their field and inspire others.2022-06-07
Killam PrizesAwarded to distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions for the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2022-06-30
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsRecognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Disciplines include Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biology and Biomedicine, Information and Communication Technologies, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Climate Change.2022-06-30
Steacie PrizePresented annually to a young scientist or engineer (40 or under) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Herbert Walther AwardPresented for distinguished contributions in quantum optics and atomic physics as well as leadership in the international scientific community.2022-06-30
Kyoto PrizeHonours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. It is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
JULY
Cottrell Scholar AwardHonours and helps to develop outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills in chemistry, physics, or astronomy.2022-07-01
AUGUST
John Tyndall AwardPresented for outstanding contributions in any area of optical-fiber technology, including optical fibers themselves, the optical components used in fiber systems, as well as transmission systems and networks using fibers. 2022-08-10
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritAwarded annually to distinguished Chinese-Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.2022-08-30
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
SEPTEMBER
Petro-Canada Young Innovator AwardRecognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative emerging researchers whose work contributes significantly to the training environment of the University and has an impact on society at large.2022-09-05
Sloan Research FellowshipsRecognize and reward outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.2022-09-15
Abel PrizeRecognizes outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics, including mathematical aspects of computer science, mathematical physics, probability, numerical analysis and scientific computing, statistics, and also applications of mathematics in the sciences.2022-09-15
Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramAims to fuel development of female STEM²D leaders and feed the STEM²D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM²D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2022-09-30
OCTOBER
Nick Holonyak Jr. AwardPresented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications.2022-10-01
Charles Hard Townes MedalPresented for outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics.2022-10-01
Edwin H. Land MedalRecognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products.2022-10-01
Molson PrizesAwarded annually to distinguished individuals for contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada in the social sciences and humanities.2022-10-01
Germund Dahlquist PrizeAwarded to one individual for original contributions to numerical solution of differential equations and numerical methods for scientific computing.2022-10-15
J. D. Crawford PrizePresented to one individual for recent outstanding work on a topic in nonlinear science (dynamical systems theory and its applications as well as experiments, computations, and simulations).2022-10-15
Jürgen Moser LectureAwarded to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to nonlinear science (dynamical systems theory and its applications as well as experiments, computations, and simulations).2022-10-15
Peter Henrici PrizeAwarded for original contributions to applied analysis and numerical analysis and/or for exposition appropriate for applied mathematics and scientific computing.2022-10-15
Millennium Technology PrizeAwarded to groundbreaking technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner, have been applied in practice, and show promise for future innovations.2022-10-31
ACM Doctoral Dissertation AwardRecognizes superior research and writing from doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering.2022-10-31
IBM Global University Program Academic AwardFosters collaboration between researchers at leading universities and IBM Researchers and Technologists worldwide, while promoting curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in emerging academic disciplines.2022-10-31
NOVEMBER
John G. Diefenbaker AwardEnables a distinguished German scholar in the social sciences or humanities to do research in Canada, which may include brief periods in the United States.2022-11-01
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer ScienceSupports outstanding theoretical scientists when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists.2022-11-03
Traditional Fulbright Scholar AwardDesigned to enable emerging and established Canadian scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research, teach, or undertake a combination of both activities for one semester or a full academic year at any university or research centre of their choice in the United States.2022-11-15
NSERC Awards for Science PromotionFocus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.2022-11-25
Bank of Canada Fellowship AwardEncourages and fosters excellence in research that relates to the Bank’s core functions of monetary policy, the financial system, currency and funds management.2022-11-25
Bank of Canada Governor's AwardEncourages and fosters excellence in research that relates to the Bank’s core functions of monetary policy, the financial system, currency and funds management.2022-11-25
York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardRecognizes two full-time faculty members within 10 years of their first academic appointment, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2022-11-25*
York University President's Research Impact AwardRecognizes full-time, active faculty members whose body of research or scholarship has translated into a notable impact on communities, individuals, public policies or practice beyond academia, or translated successfully into impactful commercial or other applications, while significantly and positively contributing to the University’s research culture and reputation.2022-11-25*
York University President’s Research Excellence AwardRecognizes senior established, full-time, active Professors with distinguished scholarly achievements, who have had a notable impact on their field(s) and made a significant contribution to advancing the University’s international reputation for research excellence while significantly and positively contributing to the York community’s intellectual life. The 2022-2023 cluster is Engineering, Science, Technology, Health and Biomedicine.2022-11-25*
DECEMBER
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
York Research ChairsAwarded competitively based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, contributions to research leadership, and the fostering of equity, diversity and inclusion within their research programs.2022-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaRecognizes distinguished Canadians from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities, and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.2022-12-01
College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsMembers include Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement.2022-12-01*
Albert Einstein World Award for ScienceRecognizes scientists whose scientific and technological achievements have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Consideration will be given to individuals or institutions in one of the Life Sciences, such as Neuroscience, Earth Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Chemistry; or in one of the Natural Sciences such as Physics, Mathematics or Astronomy.2022-12-16
FEBRUARY
The Copley MedalThe medal is now awarded annually for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).2022-02-15
The Harvey PrizeThe Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology.2022-02-22
MARCH
The Balzan PrizesThe Balzan Prizes are in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. Awarded annually.2022-03-15
The Order of OntarioThe Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.2022-03-31
Willet G. Miller MedalFor outstanding research in any branch of earth sciences. Awarded biennially.2022-03-31
APRIL
SSHRC Impact AwardsThe Gold Medal is SSHRC’s highest research honour. It is awarded to an individual whose sustained leadership, dedication and originality of thought have inspired students and colleagues alike.

The Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on March 6, 2018, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship.

The Partnership Award recognizes a SSHRC‑funded formal partnership for its outstanding achievement in advancing research,, research training or knowledge mobilization, or developing a new partnership approach to research and/or related activities.
2022-04-01
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship A member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished and who has been a continuous member for the four year period leading up to the year of nomination, may, by virtue of such meritorious contribution be elected a Fellow by the Council.2022-04-20
MAY
Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 AwardsCanada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards celebrates the professional achievements of strong female leaders across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors2022-05-17
L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International AwardsIn partnership with UNESCO, the 'For Women in Science' program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers.2022-05-31
JUNE
York University Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year AwardRecognizes one Postdoctoral Supervisor who has demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at York University.2022-06-01
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal of HonorPresented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.2022-06-15
Killam PrizesAwarded to distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions for the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2022-06-30
BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsRecognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation. Disciplines include Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biology and Biomedicine, Information and Communication Technologies, Ecology and Conservation Biology, and Climate Change.2022-06-30
Steacie PrizePresented annually to a young scientist or engineer (40 or under) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Kyoto PrizeHonours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. It is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
JULY
Macromolecular Science and Engineering AwardPresented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to macromolecular science or engineering while residing in Canada.2022-07-02
SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
Recognizes an individual or group of individuals for outstanding research contributions to the field of computational science and engineering.2022-07-31
James H. Wilkinson PrizeAwarded every four years to the authors of an outstanding piece of numerical software, or to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to an existing piece of numerical software.2022-07-31
SIAG/CSE Best Paper PrizeAwarded to the author(s) of the best paper, as determined by the prize committee, on the development and use of mathematical and computational tools and methods for solving problems that may arise in broad areas of science, engineering, technology, and society. 2022-07-31
SIAG/CSE Early Career PrizeAwarded to one post-PhD early career researcher in the field of computational science and engineering for outstanding, influential, and potentially long-lasting contributions to the field within seven years of receiving the PhD.2022-07-31
AUGUST
Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research ExcellenceRecognizes substantive contribution to some aspect of microsystems or nanotechnology, including microelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, nanomaterials, and embedded software.2022-08-19
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritAwarded annually to distinguished Chinese-Canadians with outstanding professional achievements.2022-08-30