Upcoming Awards & Honours Deadlines

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Office maintains a directory of prestigious external awards. Deadlines and eligibility for these recognition opportunities are tracked below.

If you plan to submit a nomination for a national or international honour or award, please notify Golnaz Farhat (golnaz.farhat@utoronto.ca), Grants & Awards Editor, (416)-978-3488 in the Faculty of Medicine Research Office. The Research and Innovation Office provides support and oversight for major award nominations.

New Online Tool for Research and Innovation Honours & Awards
The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation is pleased to introduce a new resource to help our community plan nominations for research and innovation honours and awards. Honours and awards are an important element of faculty recognition, offering national and international markers of excellence as well as career development and funding opportunities. The Honours and Awards Opportunities for Faculty database is an online tool on the Research and Innovation website that offers:

  • Permanent entries for over 150 major national and international honour and award opportunities, with up-to-date confirmed or projected deadlines and nomination parameters
  • Browsing and searching capabilities available to any user with a UTORid
  • Filtering by keyword, discipline, career stage, and other parameters
  • Guidelines to U of T’s internal processes for awards that require institutional nominations
  • Information about previous U of T winners, where applicable
  • Contact information for award coordinators within our academic divisions

Deadlines are projected up to two years into the future, aiding planning for opportunities that occur biennially or for which deadlines have recently passed

Notable Award and Fellowship Opportunities for Early- and Mid-Career Faculty Natural, Applied and Medical Sciences

Opportunity Eligibility* Nominations

Douglas R. Colton Medal, CMC Microsystems
National prize for work in Microsystems/Nanotechnology

PhD within last 3 years 
(at Canadian university)


John Charles Polanyi Prizes, Council of Ontario Universities
Provincial prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine
3 candidates per field per year; competition managed by School of Graduate Studies

PhD within last 4 years*               


Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator, CIHR
National prize for early-career research in the Health Sciences   

Faculty appt. for 0-10 years


Sloan Research Fellowships, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
International 2-year fellowships for outstanding fundamental research in Chemistry, Computational or Evolutionary Molecular Biology, Computer Science,  Mathematics, Neuroscience, Ocean Sciences, Physics, or a related field

PhD within last 7 years*               


E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships, NSERC
National 2-year fellowships for highly promising scientists and engineers

PhD within last 12 years*


College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
National college of excellent emerging scholars in any discipline

PhD within last 15 years               


Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences, E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund
National prize for outstanding scientific research in science or engineering

Age 40 or younger


Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre
International prize for achievements in Cancer Research

Age 45 or younger


Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize, The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research
National prize for research in the field of Mental Health

Age 45 or younger


NAS Award in Molecular Biology, National Academy of Sciences               
International award for notable discoveries in Molecular Biology

Age 45 or younger
US citizens


Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
International prize for outstanding achievement in Biomedical Research

Age 52 or younger


University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards and Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award.

Detailed guidelines regarding eligibility and recommended nominators and endorsers are outlined on the President’s Impact Academy Selection Process webpage. To access the online nomination form and instructions, please see the Prepare a Nomination webpage.


*Starred opportunities allow exceptions for candidates whose careers were disrupted for various reasons. Please see websites for details.