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

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AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
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 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
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
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
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
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
Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health ResearchTo engage the broad public in informed discourse on matters related but not limited to health research and health research policy. 2022-06-01
The Innovators in Science AwardThis global Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Gastroenterology, Regenerative Medicine, and Oncology, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.2021-06-03
The NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsThe Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.2022-06-07
The Canadian Medical Hall of FameThe Canadian Medical Hall of Fame honours Canada’s medical heroes, aiming to thereby inspire youth to pursue careers in the health sciences. We accept nominations at any time; however, the deadline for each annual induction is the last Monday in June preceding the next induction ceremony.

(Second Monday in June annually)
2022-06-13
Eppendorf & Science Prize for NeurobiologyThe Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.2022-06-15
The Health Research Foundation Medal of HonourThis award recognizes outstanding individuals whose research and/or contribution to public policies supportive of research and development in Canada have achieved international recognition.2021-06-21
The Killam PrizesThe Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2021-06-30
The BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. Annually Awarded.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

• Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Climate Change
2022-06-30
The Steacie PrizeThe Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
The Kyoto PrizeThe Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
The Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study through significant independent research accomplishments that have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.2022-07-15
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen PrizeThe prestigious Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research is awarded each year to an outstanding rising star researcher in the field of mental health, to recognize, encourage and support them as they pursue their research interests and goals. 2022-07-15
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritThe FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Awarded annually.2021-08-30
The Lewis S. Rosenstiel AwardThe Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research was established at Brandeis University as an expression of the conviction that educational institutions have an important role to play in the encouragement and development of basic science as it applies to medicine.2022-08-31
The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement AwardThe Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement is the highest scientific award of the American Diabetes
Association.
2021-09-10
The Heineken Prizes1. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences is awarded by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and supports outstanding research in biochemistry and biophysics.

2. The Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics  is given for outstanding achievements in cancer control research.

3. The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences is awarded to an individual who has done outstanding work in cognitive science.

4. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to a scientist who has conducted pioneering medical research.
2023-09-15
The Stockholm Water PrizeThe Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.2022-09-30
The Wiley Prize in Biomedical SciencesThe Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize 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. The award may recognize specific contributions on research which champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences.2022-09-30
The Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical ScienceThe Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science recognizes original biopharmaceutical or biomedical research that has led to significant advances towards preventing, diagnosing and/or treating major human diseases to improve human health.2022-09-30
The Tang Prize in Sustainable DevelopmentThe Tang Prize in Sustainable Development recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to the sustainable development of human societies, especially through groundbreaking innovations in science and technology2022-09-30
Edgar D. Tillyer AwardIt is presented to a person 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.

Annual Nominations.
2022-10-01
Michael S. Feld Biophotonics AwardThe Feld Biophotonics Award recognizes individuals for their innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage. The scope of the award encompasses all areas of biophotonics ranging from fundamental optics discoveries in biology to development of new theoretical frameworks and novel instrumentation to clinical translational research for biomedicine.

Annual Nominations.
2022-10-01
The Canada Gairdner Global Health AwardAwarded to a scientist whose advances have (or will potentially have) a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world.2021-10-01
The 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.2021-10-01
The Canada Gairdner Wightman AwardAwarded to a Canadian who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science consistent with the mission of the Foundation.2021-10-01
The Blue Planet PrizeBlue Planet Prize goes to the outstanding individuals or organizations whose work have and continue to contribute significantly to the improvement of the global environment.2022-10-01
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramThe Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2021-10-15
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars programCIFAR expects that applicants will select an eligible CIFAR research program to which their research and interests most closely relate.

In 2018, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:
• Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
• Gravity & the Extreme Universe
• Humans & the Microbiome
• Molecular Architecture of Life
2021-10-27
WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyThe WIN Rising Star Award of the The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is to recognize an emerging leader in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.2021-10-31
The Robert Koch AwardThe Robert Koch Award is one of the most prestigious scientific awards in Germany. It is awarded annually, under the patronage of the German Minister of Health, for outstanding and internationally recognized scientific achievements.

Anticipated Date.
2021-10-31
The Warren Alpert Foundation PrizeThe mission of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize is to recognize and honor one or more scientists whose scientific research 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.2021-11-02
Awards in Excellence in Cancer Research1. The Robert L. Noble Prize is given for outstanding achievements in basic biomedical cancer research

2. The O. Harold Warwick Prize is given for outstanding achievements in cancer control research.

3. The William E. Rawls Prize is given to a young investigator whose outstanding contributions have the potential to lead to, or have already led to important advances in cancer control.

4. The Bernard and Francine Dorval Prize is given to a young investigator whose outstanding contributions to basic biomedical research have the potential to lead, or have already led to improved understanding of cancer treatments and/or cures.
2021-11-03
International Prize from Fondation FyssenThe aim of the Fyssen Foundation is to “encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”2021-11-05
The Ontario Medal for Good CitizenshipThis medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

Annual Nominations.
2021-11-15
The Fulbright Scholar Awards1.Traditional Fulbright Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established 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 center of their choice in the United States.

2. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.
2022-11-15
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of ScienceThe “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. Awarded annually.2021-11-20
The NSERC Awards for Science PromotionThe NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-25
President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardThe York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime 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.2021-11-26
President’s Research Excellence AwardThe York University President’s Research Excellence Award recognizes senior established, full-time, active faculty members at the rank of Professor, 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 one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2021-11-26
The John Charles Polanyi Prizes from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)The Ontario Government established a fund to provide John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers and at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry,
Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
2021-12-01
York Research ChairsA total of six Chairs will be funded for 2022: two Tier 1 Chairs and two Tier 2 Chairs and two Early-Career Tier 2 Chairs. In addition to this, up to four VISTA-affiliated YRCs will be available. All will have a start date of July 1, 2022 and terms of five years. They are to be awarded competitively, based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research leadership.2021-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaThe Royal Society recognize distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have achieved distinction, both nationally and internationally, by publishing learned works or original research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Awarded annually.2021-12-01
Colleges of New Scholars, artists and scientistsThe College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.2021-12-01
The Kavli Prize1. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.

2. The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.

3. The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

Awarded Biennelly.
(Anticipated Date)
2021-12-01
The Gruber International Neuroscience PrizeThe Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.2021-12-15
The Gruber International Genetics PrizeThe Genetics Prize is presented to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research.2021-12-15

AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
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.2022-01-31
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
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
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
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
The NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsThe Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.2022-06-07
The Killam PrizesThe Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2021-06-30
The BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. Annually Awarded.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

• Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Climate Change
2022-06-30
The Steacie PrizeThe Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
The Kyoto PrizeThe Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
Cottrell Scholar AwardThe Cottrell Scholar Award honors 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. Annual Nominations.2022-07-01
Clara Benson AwardThis award is presented to a woman who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Alfred Bader AwardThis award is presented 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 ChemistryThis award is presented 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 AwardThis award is presented 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 AwardThe award is presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Fred Beamish AwardThis award recognizes 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
IntelliSyn Pharma Research Excellence AwardThis award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to medicinally
relevant organic or biophysical chemistry while working in Canada.
2022-07-02
John C. Polanyi AwardThis award is presented for excellence by a scientist carrying out research in Canada in physical, theoretical or
computational chemistry or chemical physics.
2022-07-02
Keith Fagnou AwardThis award is presented to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to organic chemistry while working in Canada.2022-07-02
Keith Laidler AwardThis award recognizes 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 ChemistryThis award is presented 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 AwardThis award is presented 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 AwardThis award is presented 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 AwardThis award is presented 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 ChemistryThis award will be presented 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
The Biological and Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship AwardThis award is presented 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
The Macromolecular Science and Engineering AwardThis award is presented to an individual who, while residing in Canada, has made a distinguished contribution to
macromolecular science or engineering
2022-07-02
Tom Ziegler AwardThis award is presented in honour of Prof. Tom Ziegler (1945-2015) to a scientist residing in Canada who has made an outstanding early-career contribution to theoretical and/or computational chemistry2022-07-02
W. A. E. McBryde MedalThis award is presented to a young scientist working in Canada who has made a significant achievement in pure or applied analytical chemistry.2022-07-02
CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral AwardThis award is presented to recognize outstanding achievement and potential in research by a graduate student whose PhD thesis in chemistry was formally accepted by a Canadian university in the 12–month period preceding the nomination deadline.2022-07-02
Catalysis AwardThe Chemical Institute of Canada administers its own awards program to recognize overall contributions to research and the chemical sciences and engineering community of chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists.2022-07-02
The Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study through significant independent research accomplishments that have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.2022-07-15
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritThe FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Awarded annually.2021-08-30
The Heineken Prizes1. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences is awarded by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and supports outstanding research in biochemistry and biophysics.

2. The Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics  is given for outstanding achievements in cancer control research.

3. The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences is awarded to an individual who has done outstanding work in cognitive science.

4. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to a scientist who has conducted pioneering medical research.
2023-09-15
The Stockholm Water PrizeThe Stockholm Water Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.2022-09-30
Ellis R. Lippincott AwardIt is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy as judged by his or her influence on other scientists.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Blue Planet PrizeThe Blue Planet Prize recognizes outstanding individuals or organizations for their theoretical and practical achievements in furthering the vision of a sustainable society by means of observation, analysis, prediction, assessment, remediation, and the implementation of good practices.2020-10-02
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramThe Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2021-10-15
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars programCIFAR expects that applicants will select an eligible CIFAR research program to which their research and interests most closely relate.

In 2018, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:
• Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
• Gravity & the Extreme Universe
• Humans & the Microbiome
• Molecular Architecture of Life
Annual Nominations.
2021-10-27
WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyThe WIN Rising Star Award of the The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is to recognize an emerging leader in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.2021-10-31
The Priestley MedalTo recognize distinguished services to chemistry

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-01
The Ontario Medal for Good CitizenshipThis medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

Annual Nominations.
2021-11-15
The Fulbright Scholar Awards1.Traditional Fulbright Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established 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 center of their choice in the United States.

2. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.
2022-11-15
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of ScienceThe “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. Awarded annually.2021-11-20
The NSERC Awards for Science PromotionThe NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-25
President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardThe York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime 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.2021-11-26
President’s Research Excellence AwardThe York University President’s Research Excellence Award recognizes senior established, full-time, active faculty members at the rank of Professor, 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 one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2021-11-26
The Eni Award: Young Researcher of the Year PrizeAwarded to help new generations of researchers to emerge, supporting their researches and innovations on the various scientific topics promoted by the Eni Award. 2021-11-26
The John Charles Polanyi Prizes from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)The Ontario Government established a fund to provide John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers and at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry,
Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
2021-12-01
Colleges of New Scholars, artists and scientistsThe College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.2021-12-01
York Research ChairsA total of six Chairs will be funded for 2022: two Tier 1 Chairs and two Tier 2 Chairs and two Early-Career Tier 2 Chairs. In addition to this, up to four VISTA-affiliated YRCs will be available. All will have a start date of July 1, 2022 and terms of five years. They are to be awarded competitively, based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research leadership.2021-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaThe Royal Society recognize distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have achieved distinction, both nationally and internationally, by publishing learned works or original research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Awarded annually.2021-12-01
The Kavli Prize1. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.

2. The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.

3. The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

Awarded Biennelly.
(Anticipated Date)
2021-12-01
IUPAC-Richter PrizeThe Prize has been established by a generous gift from the Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter, Plc. (Budapest, Hungary) to acknowledge the key role that medicinal chemistry plays toward improving human health.2021-12-15
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
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
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
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
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
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
The Killam PrizesThe Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2021-06-30
The BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. Annually Awarded.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

• Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Climate Change
2022-06-30
The Steacie PrizeThe Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
The Kyoto PrizeThe Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
The Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study through significant independent research accomplishments that have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.2022-07-15
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritThe FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Awarded annually.2021-08-30
The Abel PrizeThe Abel Prize recognizes 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
The Ruth I. Michler Memorial PrizeThe Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize of the AWM is awarded annually to a woman recently promoted to Associate Professor or an equivalent position in the mathematical sciences.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramThe Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2021-10-15
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Theoretical Computer Science The 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.
2021-10-20
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Fellows ProgramThis Fellowship honours SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline. The program aims to support the achievement of SIAM members to leadership positions in their own institutions and in the broader society.

Anticipated Date.
2021-10-20
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars programCIFAR expects that applicants will select an eligible CIFAR research program to which their research and interests most closely relate.

In 2018, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:
• Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
• Gravity & the Extreme Universe
• Humans & the Microbiome
• Molecular Architecture of Life
2021-10-27
The Ontario Medal for Good CitizenshipThis medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

Annual Nominations.
2021-11-15
The Fulbright Scholar Awards1.Traditional Fulbright Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established 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 center of their choice in the United States.

2. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.
2022-11-15
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of ScienceThe “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. Awarded annually.2021-11-20
The NSERC Awards for Science PromotionThe NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-25
President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardThe York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime 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.2021-11-26
President’s Research Excellence AwardThe York University President’s Research Excellence Award recognizes senior established, full-time, active faculty members at the rank of Professor, 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 one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2021-11-26
Colleges of New Scholars, artists and scientistsThe College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.2021-12-01
York Research ChairsA total of six Chairs will be funded for 2022: two Tier 1 Chairs and two Tier 2 Chairs and two Early-Career Tier 2 Chairs. In addition to this, up to four VISTA-affiliated YRCs will be available. All will have a start date of July 1, 2022 and terms of five years. They are to be awarded competitively, based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research leadership.2021-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaThe Royal Society recognize distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have achieved distinction, both nationally and internationally, by publishing learned works or original research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Awarded annually.2021-12-01
Tweedie New Researcher AwardRichard Lewis Tweedie played a significant role throughout his professional career in mentoring young colleagues at work and through professional society activities. With funds donated by his friends and family, we are pleased to announce the creation of the “Tweedie New Researcher Award.” This award provides funds for travel to present the “Tweedie New Researcher Invited Lecture” at the IMS New Researchers Conference.

Anticipated Date.
2022-12-01
The Fields MedalThe Fields Medal is awarded every four years on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians to recognize outstanding mathematical achievement for existing work and for the promise of future achievement.2021-12-31
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
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
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
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
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
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
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser ScienceThis prize recognizes 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
The W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle PhysicsTo recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in experimental particle physics2022-06-01
The NSERC Arthur B. McDonald FellowshipsThe Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research.2022-06-07
The Killam PrizesThe Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2021-06-30
The BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. Annually Awarded.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

• Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Climate Change
2022-06-30
The Steacie PrizeThe Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
Herbert Walther AwardThe award recognizes distinguished contributions in quantum optics and atomic physics as well as leadership in the international scientific community.2022-06-30
The Kyoto PrizeThe Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
Cottrell Scholar AwardThe Cottrell Scholar Award honors 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. Annual Nominations.2022-07-01
The Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study through significant independent research accomplishments that have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.2022-07-15
The John Tyndall AwardThe John Tyndall Award is presented annually to an individual who has made 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 MeritThe FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Awarded annually.2021-08-30
The Abel PrizeThe Abel Prize recognizes 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
The Heineken Prizes1. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences is awarded by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and supports outstanding research in biochemistry and biophysics.

2. The Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics  is given for outstanding achievements in cancer control research.

3. The C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Sciences is awarded to an individual who has done outstanding work in cognitive science.

4. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to a scientist who has conducted pioneering medical research.
2023-09-15
C.E.K. Mees MedalIt is presented to a recipient(s) who exemplifies the thought that "optics transcends all boundaries." The award recognizes an original use of optics across different fields.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
Charles Hard Townes MedalIt is given to an individual or a group for outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
Edgar D. Tillyer AwardIt is presented to a person 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.

Annual Nominations.
2022-10-01
Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus W. Quinn PrizeRecognizing overall distinction in optics, the Frederic Ives Medal is the highest award of the Society.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator AwardThe award recognizes 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.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
Nick Holonyak, Jr. AwardThe award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to optics based on semiconductor-based optical devices and materials, including basic science and technological applications.2021-10-01
Max Born AwardThe award is presented to a person who has made outstanding contributions to physical optics, theoretical or experimental.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
R. W. Wood PrizeEstablished in 1975 to honor the many contributions that R.W. Wood made to optics, this award recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics.2021-10-01
The David Richardson MedalThe David Richardson Medal recognizes those who have made significant contributions to optical engineering, primarily in the commercial and industrial sector.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Edwin H. Land MedalThis medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. The recipient(s) should share Land's insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and teacher.2021-10-01
The Emmett N. Leith MedalThis award recognizes seminal contributions to the field of optical information processing. In assessing the significance of the contribution, consideration is given to all aspects including theoretical and conceptual breakthroughs as well as practical applications. Optical information processing is broadly conceived to include sensing and analog signal processing as well as computing (classical and quantum) and optical storage.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Esther Hoffman Beller MedalThe Esther Hoffman Beller Medal is presented for outstanding contributions to education in optical science and engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley PrizeThe Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize recognizes significant research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Sang Soo Lee AwardThe Sang Soo Lee Award recognizes outstanding leadership in founding or growing the optics and photonics community locally. The award recognizes eminent individuals who played a key role in a specific region, through research and/or education in optics or photonics, introduction of a new field in optics or photonics or initiation of an optics and photonics industry.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
William F. Meggers AwardIt is awarded for outstanding work in spectroscopy.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Award ProgramThe Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.2021-10-15
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.
2021-10-20
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars programCIFAR expects that applicants will select an eligible CIFAR research program to which their research and interests most closely relate.

In 2018, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:
• Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
• Gravity & the Extreme Universe
• Humans & the Microbiome
• Molecular Architecture of Life
2021-10-27
WIN Rising Star Award in Nanoscience and NanotechnologyThe WIN Rising Star Award of the The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology is to recognize an emerging leader in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.2021-10-31
The Ontario Medal for Good CitizenshipThis medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

Annual Nominations.
2021-11-15
The Fulbright Scholar Awards1.Traditional Fulbright Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established 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 center of their choice in the United States.

2. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.
2022-11-15
The “Albert Einstein” World Award of ScienceThe “Albert Einstein” World Award of Science was created as a means of recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development. Awarded annually.2021-11-20
The NSERC Awards for Science PromotionThe NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-25
President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardThe York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime 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.2021-11-26
President’s Research Excellence AwardThe York University President’s Research Excellence Award recognizes senior established, full-time, active faculty members at the rank of Professor, 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 one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2021-11-26
The John Charles Polanyi Prizes from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU)The Ontario Government established a fund to provide John Charles Polanyi Prizes annually to up to five outstanding researchers or scholars who are in the early stages of their careers and at Ontario universities. They are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry,
Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
2021-12-01
Colleges of New Scholars, artists and scientistsThe College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.2021-12-01
York Research ChairsA total of six Chairs will be funded for 2022: two Tier 1 Chairs and two Tier 2 Chairs and two Early-Career Tier 2 Chairs. In addition to this, up to four VISTA-affiliated YRCs will be available. All will have a start date of July 1, 2022 and terms of five years. They are to be awarded competitively, based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research leadership.2021-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaThe Royal Society recognize distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have achieved distinction, both nationally and internationally, by publishing learned works or original research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Awarded annually.2021-12-01
The Kavli Prize1. The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.

2. The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.

3. The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.

Awarded Biennelly.
(Anticipated Date)
2021-12-01
The Gruber International Cosmology PrizeThe Cosmology Prize honors 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.2021-12-15
AwardDescriptionAgency Deadline
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
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
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
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
The Killam PrizesThe Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.2021-06-30
The BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge AwardsThe BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. Annually Awarded.

The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:

• Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
• Biology and Biomedicine
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Ecology and Conservation Biology
• Climate Change
2022-06-30
The Steacie PrizeThe Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.2022-06-30
The Kyoto PrizeThe Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy.Rolling Deadline
The Sloan Research FellowshipsThe Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study through significant independent research accomplishments that have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.2022-07-15
Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Award of MeritThe FCCP Education Foundation Award of Merit was established in 1985. The Award has been given annually to distinguished Chinese Canadians with outstanding professional achievements. Awarded annually.2021-08-30
The Tang Prize in Sustainable DevelopmentThe Tang Prize in Sustainable Development recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to the sustainable development of human societies, especially through groundbreaking innovations in science and technology2022-09-30
Charles Hard Townes MedalIt is given to an individual or a group for outstanding experimental or theoretical work, discovery or invention in the field of quantum electronics.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The Edwin H. Land MedalThis medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. The recipient(s) should share Land's insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and teacher.

Annual Nominations.
2021-10-01
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars programCIFAR expects that applicants will select an eligible CIFAR research program to which their research and interests most closely relate.

In 2018, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:
• Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
• Gravity & the Extreme Universe
• Humans & the Microbiome
• Molecular Architecture of Life
2021-10-27
The Ontario Medal for Good CitizenshipThis medal recognizes individuals for their exceptional long-term efforts and outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities.

Annual Nominations.
2021-11-15
The NSERC Awards for Science PromotionThe NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on individuals and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.

Annual Nominations.
2022-11-25
President’s Emerging Research Leadership AwardThe York University President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award recognizes fulltime 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.2021-11-26
President’s Research Excellence AwardThe York University President’s Research Excellence Award recognizes senior established, full-time, active faculty members at the rank of Professor, 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 one or more aspects of the York community’s intellectual life.2021-11-26
The Fulbright Scholar Awards1.Traditional Fulbright Awards are open to Canadian scholars in all fields and are designed to enable emerging and established 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 center of their choice in the United States.

2. Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs are intended for Canadian citizens who are exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States.
2022-11-26
York Research ChairsA total of six Chairs will be funded for 2022: two Tier 1 Chairs and two Tier 2 Chairs and two Early-Career Tier 2 Chairs. In addition to this, up to four VISTA-affiliated YRCs will be available. All will have a start date of July 1, 2022 and terms of five years. They are to be awarded competitively, based on the criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research leadership.2021-12-01
Fellowship of Royal Society of CanadaThe Royal Society recognize distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have achieved distinction, both nationally and internationally, by publishing learned works or original research in the arts, humanities and sciences. Awarded annually.2021-12-01