Prizes and Awards


In uOttawa’s bid to increase its research intensity and international recognition, research and teaching prizes and awards are becoming more and more important.  Awards such as these promote a culture of research excellence and raises the visibility and profile of the institution and researchers on the national and international scene.  Gaining this recognition strengthens the appeal of uOttawa as a first-class institution for study and research and encourages careers in research/academia.

The Faculty of Medicine Research Office staff provides assistance to investigators, research teams and educators in identifying relevant awards and prizes and preparing applications, as well as coordinating nominations with key stakeholders within and external to the University.

For a list of past award recipients, click here

For more information on the services provided by the Faculty for prizes and awards, please contact:

Dr. Chris Kennedy
Director of Awards and Prizes for Excellence in Education and Research

613-562-5800 x 8529

Ms. Mélanie Rioux
Research Grants & Awards Officer
613-562-5800 x 8509

Upcoming awards

National Academy of Sciences

Submission deadline - October 5, 2020

Several awards offered in a wide range of fields, including biology, medicine, neurobiology.


AFMC Awards

Submission deadline - October 13, 2020

Several awards recognizing and celebrating distinguished individuals for their leadership, excellence and achievements in academic medicine. Awards include young educator award, clinical teacher award, and innovation in medical education, among others.


Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences

Submission deadline - October 31, 2020

These awards recognizes exceptional Canadian scientists with a strong record of research achievements in molecular biosciences research. There are awards for senior scientists, one dedicated to women scientists and a new investigator award (in first 7 years of being an independent researcher).


NSERC Prize for the Promotion of Science

Submission deadline - November 25

The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on people and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public. Candidate should ideally work in a field covered by NSERC.


Canadian Medical Association Awards

Submission deadline TBD - usually November 30

The CMA Awards recognize the dedication, successes and talents of individuals who are making significant contributions to our health and health care. There are several available awards, including Young Leaders, Women Mentors, Professionalism and Leadership awards, etc.


Royal Society of Canada

Submission deadline: December 1, 2020

Fellows of the RSC are distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists 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. Junior candidates may also be nominated for the RSC College of New Scholars and Scientists (those within 15 years post-PhD).

University of Ottawa - Office of the Vice-President, Research - Early Career Researcher of the Year Award

Submission deadline: December 10, 2020

The Early Career Researcher of the Year Award is presented annually to faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to research at the University of Ottawa. The distinction is awarded in two categories:

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts and Literature;
  • Pure and Applied Science.


Gruber Foundation Awards

Submission deadline - December 15, 2020

These awards are granted for exceptional research in the fields of Genetics and Neuroscience, for candidate’s whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.



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