The Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) supports and oversees nominations for Research Chairs and institution-led Awards and Honours.

Please review the eligibility criteria for each Award. For any questions, or to submit your name or a colleague’s name for consideration, contact VPRI@unityhealth.to.

Also available is a searchable database of national and international Honours and Awards Opportunities , maintained by the University of Toronto Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

Sponsor TypeAward TitleAmount and DurationDescription Deadline
Other CanadianGairdner Foundation: International AwardsUp to $100,000 for 3 yearsThis is to recognize outstanding researchers whose unique scientific contributions have increased the understanding of human biology and disease. Nominations in the field of translational research are welcome. The award is intended for seminal bodies of work, not cumulative lifetime achievement. If you are interested in being nominated, please email VPRI@unityhealth.to by August 16, 2024.October 1, 2024.
InternationalAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Joseph H. Burchenal Award For Outstanding Achievement In Clinical Cancer Research--This to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. The award honors Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, Honorary Member and Past President of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research. September 15, 2024.
InternationalAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Waun Ki Hong Award For Outstanding Achievement In Translational And Clinical Cancer Research--This Award recognizes a worthy cancer researcher who has conducted highly meritorious translational and clinical cancer research anywhere in the world and who has not yet reached 51 years of age at the time of the award presentation. September 15, 2024.
InternationalAmerican Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship--This is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science. September 15, 2024.
InternationalGuggenheim Fellowshipsup to USD $50,000.This fellowship is intended for mid-career individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts and exhibit great promise for their future endeavors. Relevant award categories include (but not limited to): Biology, Medicine & Health, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering. Candidates must self-nominate to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered. Global Excellence Initiative Review: August 4, 2024.
Final: September 15, 2024.
InternationalNational Academy of Sciences (NAS): Public Welfare Medal: This prestigious award and is presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good. If you are interested in being nominated, please email VPRI@unityhealth.to by August 2, 2024October 7, 2024.
InternationalNational Academy of Sciences (NAS): Selman A. Waksman Award in Microbiology: USD $20,000This recognizes a major advance in the field of microbiology. If you are interested in being nominated, please email VPRI@unityhealth.to by August 2, 2024.October 7, 2024.
InternationalNational Academy of Sciences (NAS): Pradel Research Award:USD $50,000.This recognizes mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. If you are interested in being nominated, please email VPRI@unityhealth.to by August 2, 2024.October 7, 2024.
InternationalNational Academy of Sciences (NAS): Award in the Neurosciences:USD $25,000.This recognizes extraordinary contributions to the progress of the neuroscience fields, including neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and behavioral and clinical neuroscience. If you are interested in being nominated, please email VPRI@unityhealth.to by August 2, 2024October 7, 2024.
InternationalAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN): Ted Burns Humanism in Neurology AwardThe recipient will receive a certificate of recognition from the American Brain Foundation (ABF) along with a monetary award. This is to acknowledge the influence of the most benevolent and innovative in the field, who through their work, advance the field of neurology and make knowledge more accessible through their innovative teaching. The award aims to celebrate neurologists whose work embodies humanism—in patient care, in education, in advocacy, and even in everyday encounters and to inspire neurologists to improve healthcare delivery and the lives of their colleagues and patients, now and in the future, locally and internationally. October 31, 2024.
InternationalUS National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Membership--Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Nominations are accepted at any time from current NAS members based in the US.
International American Psychiatric Association (APA): Various opportunitiesvaries by award.These awards recognize psychiatrists and other mental health advocates for their contributions to the APA and the field of psychiatry, for career recognition, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please contact VPRI@unityhealth.to.varies by award.