The Canada Gairdner International Awards

How to Apply: 

The Canada Gairdner International Award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. Nominees should be individuals whose “seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical science.” Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. The award does not recognize a lifetime of work.

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee’s accomplishments.

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

How to Apply: 

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award recognizes a Canadian health researcher whose career demonstrates extraordinary leadership paired with exceptional science. It is awarded for:

  • A sustained career of research excellence in the health sciences at an international level.
  • Demonstrated leadership positions and achievements above those of their peers, with local, national and international impact.

Outstanding candidates at varied levels of career development are eligible.

The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee’s accomplishments. Letters of support should include national and international representation

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

How to Apply: 

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research.  Since its inception ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world’s most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in global health research.

Nominees should be individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is science-focused, and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments.

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee’s accomplishments.

External Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

CBIE’s 2019 Excellence Awards

How to Apply: 
CBIE honours the recipients of our Excellence Awards during the annual conference. Developed by the Board of Directors, the Excellence Awards Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of international education in a range of specialties.

All recipients must be presently or formerly employed at a CBIE member institution unless otherwise stated. 

SUBMIT A NOMINATION BY JUNE 25, 2019

CATALYST AWARD

Awarded to an individual or group for bringing cutting-edge knowledge to the field of international education.

Criteria
  • An individual or group who have produced leading-edge research on a topical issue in international education that informs practice
  • Research must be of outstanding quality.
  • Note: At the discretion of the Board of Directors, this award may be offered without a formal nomination and/or to someone outside of a member institution.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS LEADERSHIP AWARD

Awarded to and individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of international education.

Criteria
  • An individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in internationalizing Canadian education and/or advancing the international education profession at the national or international level;
  • Impact on internationalization goes beyond the home institution/school, involves and motivates other individuals and institutions;
  • Demonstrates creativity with available resources or in finding new resources;
  • Occupies a leadership role such as department or faculty head, program or student services director; and
  • Evidence of sustained leadership with a minimum of 10 years in the field, at mid-career or later.
PANORAMA AWARD

Awarded to a team or individual to recognize innovation and excellence in design, planning, implementation and management of high quality endeavours in international education, with programming that focuses on academic, extracurricular, capacity-Building and/or learning abroad.

 
Criteria
  • An endeavour or program in international education developed to meet a specific long-term internationalization goal/need;
  • Evidence of planning and ongoing assessment of impact of activities and initiatives
  • Evidence of positive change in students, staff, administration, faculty
  • Illustrates a forward-thinking and innovative vision in the area of focus
  • Demonstrates creativity with available resources that has been / can be translated into a sustainable opportunity
NORTH STAR AWARD
 
 Awarded to a new professional who has shown extraordinary promise in the field of international education.
 
Criteria
  • Although relatively new to the field the individual has shown leadership, commitment and high ethical standards in their role in international education
  • Led or facilitated new and innovative initiatives in international education at his/her institution or in professional organizations
NEW WORLD AWARD

Awarded to a Canadian student or group of students in order to recognize those who contribute in a positive way to internationalization of their campus community.

Criteria
  • Has/Have made a noteworthy contribution to the internationalization of campus life, or has spearheaded a new initiative or demonstrated exceptional leadership of ongoing international initiatives
  • Demonstrates behaviour/attitude that resonates with good global citizenship and building a better world
  • Combines leadership skills with strong academic performance
  • Taking a full-time course of study in Canada in a program of at least one academic year in length
ELIZABETH PATERSON AWARD
 

Awarded to an international student or group of students in order to recognize those who contribute in a positive way to the internationalization.

 
Criteria
  • Has/Have made a noteworthy contribution to the internationalization of campus life; OR has spearheaded a new initiative or demonstrated exceptional leadership of ongoing international initiatives;
  • Demonstrates behaviour/attitude that resonates with good global citizenship and building a better world;
  • Combines leadership skills with strong academic performance; and
  • Taking a full-time course of study in Canada.
External Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences

How to Apply: 

The Steacie Prize is named in memory of E.W.R. Steacie, a physical chemist and former President of the National Research Council of Canada, to whom much is owed for the development of science in Canada. The Prize is awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer in Canada.

The Steacie Prize is administered by the Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.

External Deadline: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Killam Research Fellowships

How to Apply: 

What is this prize?

The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of these disciplines.

 

Prize amount

$70,000 a year (fellowship granted for two years)

External Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

How to Apply: 

The NSERC Herzberg Medal will be awarded for both the sustained excellence and overall influence of a body of work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering.

External Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

How to Apply: 

NSERC is seeking nominations of research teams for the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. This prize recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.

External Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

Governor's Award

How to Apply: 

Purpose

The Governor’s Award provides financial support to academics who are recognized for their expertise and research in areas important to the Bank's core functions.

The award consists of a research grant of $30,000 per year per recipient for a term of up to two years, and is subject to an annual review and confirmation process.

Nomination

There is no limit to the number of candidates a university can nominate for the Governor’s Award.

Eligibility

Governor’s Award nominees are required to:

  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or be otherwise legally permitted to work in Canada
  • conduct and support research in Canada (nominations where the preponderance of the research is in Canada could also be considered)
  • have obtained a PhD within ten years of their nomination
  • be employed by a Canadian university in an associate or assistant professor position during the term of the Award
External Deadline: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Award Category: 
Award
Funding Source: 
External
Funding Level: 
Research

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