Support for all award nominations is available through the FOS.
Awards may be subject to institutional (set by Research Services) and/or internal FOS deadlines and requirements. Please consult the RSO Awards and Prizes Calendar (login required) for more details. If you are interested in applying or nominating someone, please contact the Awards Specialist, for support.
Prestigious Awards - as identified by the President and Vice-President (Research).
The internal FOS process will begin 5 months before the Sponsor deadline. Institutional deadlines and requirements are also likely to apply.
|Award Name||Award Sponsor||Sponsor Deadline
|Alberta Order of Excellence||Province of Alberta||02-15||Highest honor from the Province, awardees continue to advance the province’s history and place in Canada and throughout the world|
|Royal Society of Canada Awards and Medals||Royal Society of Canada||03-31||Various medals and awards|
|Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||04-01||Recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines|
|Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||04-01||Awarded to an individual whose body of work has demonstrated persistent excellence and influence|
|John C Polanyi Award||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||04-01||Recognizes a recent outstanding advance|
|Donna Strickland Prize for Societal Impact of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||04-01||Recognizes research leading to exceptional benefit for Canadian society|
|Synergy Awards for Innovation||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||04-15||Recognizes collaboration between universities and partner organizations|
|Canada’s Top 40 Under 40||XL||04-30||Awards young innovators and visionaries, giving back to their communities and to Canada|
|Arthur B. McDonald Fellowship||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||06-07||Recognizes early-stage academic researchers and to enhance their research capacity so that they can become leaders in their field and inspire others|
|Dorothy Killam Fellowship||National Research Council||06-15||Recognizes early career researchers who stand to have a significant impact on a national or global scale|
|Killam Prize||National Research Council||06-30||Honours distinguished Canadian scholars who have been engaged in research|
|Governor General's Innovation Awards||Governor General of Canada||09-01||Recognizes outstanding Canadian individuals, teams, and organizations - who contribute to our country’s success|
|Awards for Science Promotion||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada||11-25||Honours individuals and groups that are inspirational in the way they promote science to the public|
|Fellows - Academy of Science||Royal Society of Canada||12-01||Recognizes distinguished Canadians who have made remarkable contributions in the sciences|
|Membership - College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists||Royal Society of Canada||12-01||For early-stage researchers who have demonstrated a high level of achievement|
|Order of Canada||Governor General of Canada||Open||The highest national honor, recognizing people who make extraordinary contributions to the nation|
The internal FOS process will begin 2-4 months before the Sponsor deadline. Institutional deadlines and requirements are also likely to apply.
|Award Name||Sponsor Deadline
|Order of the UofC||Open||Honours recipients who have a record of exemplary and distinguished service to the university. It is available to any current or past member of the university community.|
|UofC Honorary Degree||Open||The person who will bring honor to the UfoC, demonstrates leadership and who has distinguished themselves|
|UofC Arch Alumni Awards||03-06||Awards celebrate bold alumni who have transformed the community for the betterment of all|
|Faculty of Science Awards of Excellence||04-04||Suite of awards which recognize excellence in our staff, students and faculty|
|UofC Killam Research and Teaching Awards||08-10||Honours outstanding teaching and research at the University of Calgary|
|UofC Killam Annual Professors||12-15||Awarded annually to outstanding nationally and/or internationally recognized professors at the University of Calgary|
|UofC Killam Memorial Chairs||04-15||These Chairs are the University of Calgary’s highest research positions, which attract, recognize, and support the most distinguished scholars.|
|UofC Killam Visiting Scholar||12-15||Provides sponsorship of a distinguished scholar who will make significant contributions to academic life at the University of Calgary|
External Awards include a wide variety of awards. The list below is not exhaustive, but rather provides examples applicable for those in FOS. More discipline specific awards (e.g., awards specific to Biological Sciences or Physics etc.) are too numerous to list here – but are supported through departmental awards committees as well as by the Awards Specialist.
The internal FOS process will begin 1-3 months before the Sponsor deadline. Institutional deadlines and requirements may apply.
|Award Name||Award Sponsor||Sponsor Deadline
|Emerald Awards||Alberta Emerald Foundation||02-15||These awards showcase peoples who are raising the bar in addressing local, regional, and global environmental & climate issues|
|Awards for Women in Science||L'OREAL-UNESCO||05-31||This award honours 5 eminent women scientists from 5 regions of the world. These exceptional researchers are rewarded for their important contributions to the progress of science|
|Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences||E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund||06-30||The Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada|
|Sloan Research Fellowships||Alfred P Sloan Foundation||09-15||Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise|
|Calgary's Top 40 Under 40||Avenue Calgary||04-30 / 05-10||Top 40s are the best and brightest in the city. They give back to the community and elevate the city through their work, whether it be in their career or volunteer work. They inspire us through everything they do.|
|Sony Research Awards||Sony||09-16||The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers|
|WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program||Johnson & Johnson||09-27||The awards will fund one woman per STEM2D discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor (or global equivalent faculty position) and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university, institution or design school.|