Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award


To acknowledge and support the innovative research and accomplishments of our faculty, the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Heath Science Education (OVDRHE) is announcing the Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award. Each year, this award will go to two faculty members at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. The Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award recognizes research excellence and innovation in both early career and mid-career researchers. A secondary goal of this award is to encourage faculty to develop a strong awards dossier that can be used for other awards and honours applications.


Two awards of $5,000 each will be awarded to successful applicants. The winning applicants will also have their submission materials revised and submitted to an external award in the 12-month period following award competition. The external award will be selected in consultation with the applicant and the award review committee.




Applicants must be faculty (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. ‘Early career’ researchers are those within 10 years of beginning their first independent research position, and ‘mid-career’ researchers are those who have held their independent research position for more than 10 years.

Assessment criteria

Applicants must submit a complete Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Awards Dossier. Applicants will be assessed for their research excellence and innovation by a panel of fellow researchers. Only applicants that submit completed awards dossiers will be considered for the award.

Inquiries & Submission

All questions regarding the Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award can be sent to Alex De Serrano (a.deserrano@utoronto.ca). Please put ‘Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award’ in the subject line for all correspondence.
Your completed Awards Dossier can be submitted through the following form. 

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes awards applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award has been made possible by the transformational gift from Jim and Louise Temerty and the Temerty Foundation. Their investment supports discovery, collaboration and innovation across the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine.