University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Research Awards Calendar

Research awards are an important element in your academic career as they provide a recognition, at various stages, of your talent and contribution to creating new forms of knowledge and expanding disciplinary boundaries. The Awards Calendar below offers a list, by no means exclusive, of available awards. If you are interested in nominating a colleague or yourself for any of these awards, please talk to your department head as well as Associate Deans (Research) and The Faculty’s Research Facilitator.

Ongoing

Ongoing intake, Humboldt Research Fellowships for Experienced Researchers
Discipline: Multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Read more: https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-experienced.html
Ongoing intake, DAAD Short-term Lectureships for German Scholars
Discipline: Multiple. To host German professors and lecturers for short-term teaching engagements at universities in North America.
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: ongoing
Read more: https://www.daad.org/short-term-lectureships

January

January 1, DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm – Artists-in-Berlin Program
Discipline: Visual arts, literature, music and film
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: January 1
Read more: https://www.daad.org/artists-in-berlin
January 18, 2017 — The Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition
Discipline: Music
Sponsor: The Grawemeyer Program at University of Louisville
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: January 18, 2017
Read more: http://grawemeyer.org/music-composition/#toggle-id-2
January 15 — The Gerda Henkel Prize
Discipline: Historical humanities: history, archaeology and other disciplines with a historical component
Sponsor: The Gerda Henkel Foundation
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: every two years, anticipated deadline January 2018
Read more: http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/prize

February

February 1, 2016, Canadian Linguistic Association: National Achievement Award
Discipline: Linguistics
Sponsor: Canadian Linguistic Association
Award Type: National
Read more: http://cla-acl.ca/excellence-2016/
February 5, 2016, The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards: Emerging Artist Award
Discipline: Creative and performing arts
Sponsor: The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Award Type: Provincial
Sponsor Deadline: February 5, 2016
Read more: http://www.artsawards.ca/emerging-artists/apply-for-the-emerging-artist-award/
February 15, 2016, The Alberta Order of Excellence
Discipline: multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Alberta Order of Excellence Council
Award Type: Provincial
Sponsor Deadline: February 15, 2016
Read more: http://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe/nominate/index.html
February 15, 2016, Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research
Discipline: All social science disciplines
Sponsor: International Social Science Council
Award Type: International
Deadline: February 15
Read more: http://www.worldsocialscience.org/2015/10/call-nominations-2016-stein-rokkan-pri...
February 29, 2016, The Grawemeyer Award in Psychology
Discipline: Psychology
Sponsor: The Grawemeyer Program at University of Louisville
Sponsor Deadline: February 29
Read more: http://grawemeyer.org/psychology/#toggle-id-2

March

March 1, 2018, The Bancroft Award
Discipline: Earth Sciences
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, Ursula Franklin Award in Gender Studies
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, Innis-Gérin Medal
Discipline: The literature of social sciences
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, J.B. Tyrrell Historical Medal
Discipline: History of Canada
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, Lorne Pierce Medal
Discipline: Critical or imaginative literature
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, McNeil Medal
Discipline: Public Awareness of Science
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Annually
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, The Miroslaw Romanowski Medal
Discipline: Environmental science
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Annually
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2017, The Pierre Chauveau Medal
Discipline: Humanities
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2017, Sir John William Dawson Medal
Discipline: Multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: Biennally
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/institutional-members/medals-awards/rsc-medals-awards
March 1, 2016, The Brockhouse Canada Prize for interdisciplinary research in Science and Engineering
Discipline: Natural sciences and engineering
Sponsor: NSERC
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Brockhouse-Brockhouse/Nomination-Nomina...
March 1, 2016, The Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal
Discipline: Natural sciences and engineering
Sponsor: NSERC
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2016
Read more: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Herzberg-Herzberg/Nomination-Nomination...
March 15, 2016, Balzan Prizes in humanities and social sciences
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Sponsor: International Balzan Prize Foundation
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2016
Read more: http://www.balzan.org/en/subject-areas-and-nominations
March 15, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Discipline: multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: March 15, 2017
Read more: https://rsc-src.ca/en/college-new-scholars-artists-and-scientists

April

April 26, 2016, Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations (CAFA) Awards
Discipline: Multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Confederation of Alberta Faculty Associations
Award Type: Provincial
Read more: https://www.ualberta.ca/CAFA/cafa-awards.html
April 5, 2016, SSHRC Impact Awards
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Sponsor: SSHRC
Award Type: National
Available Awards:
  • Gold Medal
  • Insight Award
  • Connection Award
  • Partnership Award
Read more: http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/funding-financement/programs-programmes/impact_award...

May

May 15, DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: October 15 for stays between October 1 and May 1
Read more: https://www.daad.org/researchvisit
May 15, 2016, Killam Research Fellowships
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: May 15, 2016
Read more: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/prizes/find-a-prize/prizes/killam-research-fello...
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Award
Discipline: Multiple disciplines
Sponsor: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: May 23, 2017
Read more: http://www.cifar.ca/global-scholars/

June

June 7, E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (NSERC)
Discipline: Natural sciences and engineering
Sponsor: NSERC
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: June 7
Read more: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Steacie-Steacie/Nomination-Nomination_e...
June 15, Killam Prize
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: The Canada Council for the Arts
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: June 15
Read more: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/prizes/find-a-prize/prizes/killam-prizes

July

July 15, DAAD Visiting Professorships
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Deadline: July 15
Read more: https://www.daad.org/visitingprofessor

August

August 10, Killam Emerging Research Leader
Discipline: SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR eligible disciplines
Sponsor: Killam Trusts
Read more: http://www.ucalgary.ca/killam/files/killam/killam-emerging-research-leader-may-2...
August 10, Killam Research Excellence Award
Discipline: 2016 – CIHR eligible disciplines | 2017 – SSHRC eligible disciplines | 2018 – NSERC eligible disciplines | 2019 – CIHR eligible disciplines
Sponsor: Killam Trusts
Sponsor Deadline: August 10
Read more: http://www.ucalgary.ca/killam/files/killam/killam-research-excellence-award-may-...

September

September 1, 2016, Awards for Science Promotion
Discipline: Natural sciences and engineering
Sponsor: NSERC
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: September 1, 2016
Read more: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/SciencePromotion-PromotionScience/Nomin...
September 15 Alfred Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships
Discipline: ocean sciences and economics
Sponsor: Alfred Sloan Foundation
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: September 15
Read more: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/

October

October 15, 2016, National Humanities Fellowship Program
Discipline: Humanities
Sponsor: National Humanities Centre
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: October 15
Read more: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/
October 15, DAAD Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: October 15 for stays between April 1 and October 1
Read more: https://www.daad.org/researchvisit
October 15, Canadian Psychological Association Awards
Discipline: Psychology
Sponsor: Canadian Psychological Association
Award Type: National
Available Awards:
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Advancement of Psychology
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology
  • Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as Science
  • Award for Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology
  • Humanitarian Award
Sponsor Deadline: October 15
Read more: http://cpa.ca/aboutcpa/cpaawards/
October 15, Association for Psychological Science Awards
Discipline: Psychology
Sponsor: Association for Psychological Science
Award Type: International
Available Awards:
  • Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award
  • William James Fellow Award
  • Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contribution
Sponsor Deadline: October 15
Read more: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/members/awards-and-honors

November

November 1, Molson Prize
Discipline: The arts, humanities and social sciences
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: November 1
Read more: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/prizes/find-a-prize/prizes/molson-prizes
November 1, John Diefenbaker Award
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences (for German scholars doing research in Canada)
Sponsor: Canada Council for the Arts
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: November 1
Read more: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/prizes/find-a-prize/prizes/john-g-diefenbaker-aw...
November 14, Bank of Canada Fellowship Award
Discipline: Economics
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: November 14
Read more: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/research/fellowship-program/fellowship-award-descript...
November 14, Bank of Canada, Governor’s Award
Discipline: Economics
Sponsor: Bank of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: November 14
Read more: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/research/fellowship-program/governors-award-descripti...

December

December 1, Killam Annual Professor Award
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: Killam Trusts
Award Type: University-wide
Sponsor Deadline: December 1
Read more: http://www.ucalgary.ca/killam/faculty/annualprofessors
December 1, Killam Visiting Scholar Award
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: Killam Trusts
Award Type: University-wide
Sponsor Deadline: December 1
Read more: http://www.ucalgary.ca/killam/faculty/visitingscholar
December 1, Royal Society of Canada Fellowships
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: Royal Society of Canada
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: December 1
Read more: http://www.rsc.ca/en/fellows/elections-nominations
December 1, Grawemeyer Award in Religion
Discipline: Religious studies
Sponsor: The Grawemeyer Program at University of Louisville
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: December 1
Read more: http://grawemeyer.org/religion/#toggle-id-2
December 2, The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Research Fellowships
Discipline: Humanities and social sciences
Sponsor: The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
Award Type: National
Sponsor Deadline: December 2
Read more: http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/en/programs/research-fellowships
December 11, DAAD Visiting Professorships
Discipline: All disciplines
Sponsor: DAAD
Award Type: International
Sponsor Deadline: December 11
Deadline: https://www.daad.org/visitingprofessor