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
Gairdner offers significant funding and support to bring the world's best health scientists to Canada to address the newest discoveries and most pressing issues in biomedical research.
Deadline: September 9, 2019
Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline, ascertained by a proven track record and expected future achievements. Moreover, applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to making a difference in society. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in supporting young scholars, promoting science to a broad audience and engaging in policy debate.
Deadline: September 15, 2019
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. 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. The 2020 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $75,000.
Deadline: September 16, 2019
This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health. The theme for 2020 is Metabolic Disorders and the current value of the prize is 250,000 euros.
Deadline: September 30, 2019
The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. Annually, seven awards are given: five Canada Gairdner International Awards for biomedical research, the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, specifically for impact on global health issues, and the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, reserved for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership..
Deadline: October 1, 2019
The Early Researcher Awards program helps promising, recently-appointed Ontario Researchers build their research teams of undergraduate, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians.
Deadline: October 10, 2019
Each year the CSMB offers multiple awards to recognize excellence in research and demonstration of leadership in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology or genetics.
Deadline: October 31, 2019
The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion focus on people and groups who are inspirational in the way they promote science to the general public.
Deadline: November 25, 2019
The CMA Awards recognize the dedication, successes and talents of Canadians who are making significant contributions to our health and health care. Each year, several awards are offered in various areas.
Deadline: November 30, 2019
The Royal Society of Canada recognizes leaders in research and innovation and mobilizes them in open discussion and debate about complex and timely issues. Fellows elected to the RSC are those with exceptional and original publications, intellectual achievements and creative activities. Early-career researchers can be elected into the RSC College of new Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Deadline: December 1, 2019
The Young Researcher of the Year Award is presented annually to faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to research at the University of Ottawa.To be admissible, the researcher must hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the university or a regular position at an affiliated institute. At the time of nomination, the nominee should have completed at least two years, but no more than seven years in this position.Each award is accompanied by a bursary of $10,000 to go towards the remuneration of a graduate student supervised by the recipient.
Deadline: December 10, 2019
The objective of the award is to focus attention on research at the University of Ottawa by recognizing annually two members of its teaching staff who have earned distinction for themselves and for the University as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their research work.
Deadline: December 15, 2019