Awards and Nominations

Arts & Science Research Services works collaboratively with department chairs to identify candidates for prestigious national and international honours, awards and prizes. We also work closely with nominees to put forward competitive files that showcase the impressive research contributions of our faculty members.

Chairs are encouraged to contact us to learn about available opportunities, for assistance with preparing long-term nomination trajectories for individual faculty members, or for general information about local, national and international research awards and prizes.  


University of Toronto Honours & Awards

Description: The Dorothy Shoichet Women Faculty in Science Award of Excellence is restricted to female professors in the physical and life sciences, statistical sciences, computer sciences, and mathematics who are appointed to the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. The Award will be distributed at the discretion of the relevant department chair to provide teaching release time for research projects to either aid in the recruitment of new female faculty members or aid current pre-tenure or early tenured (up to 3 years) female faculty.

Deadline: The Call for nominations will be issued in late September annually, and will confirm a final submission deadline date for later October.

Value: $7,800 CAD

Description: The University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards (PIA) celebrate and honour faculty members whose research has led to significant impact beyond academia, including, for example, on society, culture, public policy or law, practices or services, education, the development of products, processes or services from inventions, the economy, health, a profession, the environment, quality of life, or through public engagement.

Visit U of T's Research & Innovation website for complete program details and materials

Deadline: October 31

Value: $50,000 (over 5 years)

Description: The purpose of the program is to support outstanding basic research at the University of Toronto in the following fields: physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering sciences, and the theory and methods of statistics. One award of $125,000 will be made annually to an outstanding researcher relatively early in their career to assist the awardee to attract and support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of great promise as part of their research team.

Eligibility for the McLean Award is restricted to full-time (tenured or tenure-stream) members of the University’s faculty who conduct research in the fields designated above and who are within twelve years of receiving their Ph.D, as of the date of application. 

Visit U of T's Research & Innovation website for complete program details and materials

Deadline: January 15, 2019

Value: $125,000

Description: The University of Toronto owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its eminent professors. The University recognizes unusual scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge through the designation of University Professor. The number of such appointments does not generally exceed two per cent of the tenured faculty. Its very exclusivity stands to underline the highly prestigious nature of the University Professor designation.

Visit U of T's Vice-President & Provost website for complete program details and materials

Deadline: March