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Major Prizes & Awards Opportunities & Deadlines

This is where you'll find a month-by-month listing with internal McMaster deadlines (if applicable) and external sponsor deadlines. Each listing links to a useful "at-a-glance" page providing information about eligibility and what's required for the nomination package.


(Click on the award to be taken to our on-site information page)

Order of Ontario
The province's highest honour recognizes any current or former long-time resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement, benefiting Ontario or the world.
Provincial Deadline: March 31, 2017

Innovators in Science
The Innovators in Science Award recognizes a promising Early Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to science, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. Two prizes of US$200,000 are awarded each year, in a specific therapeutic area, one to an Early Career Scientist and the other to a well-established Senior Scientist from across the globe who have distinguished themselves for the creative thinking and impact of their research. This year's competition is in the field of Neuroscience. Competition opens March 15; please notify Danelle D'Alvise of your intent to apply. Nomination Deadline: April 26, 2017

 CIHR Barer-Flood Prize for Health Services and Policy
This is a career achievement award that honours and recognizes an exceptional researcher in the area of health services and policy research who has created a seminal body of work that has had a substantial impact on health services and policy research, policy and/or care delivery. The prize consists of a certificate, an opportunity to deliver a keynote lecture and $25,000 in research grant funding. Nomination Deadline May 1, 2017 This award requires institutional endorsement. Please notify of your intent to apply. 

The listing below highlights major national and international awards only. For a more comprehensive listing of awards across disciplines and for all stages of the career, please visit the COS Pivot database. In the advanced search, select “Prizes and Awards” as the funding type.

If you intend to submit a nomination for one of these awards, please notify , Manager, Prizes and Awards. Danelle can help facilitate the nomination process and determine if, in some cases, an internal competition needs to be held to select an institutional nominee.

(Note: Nominations for the Order of Canada, sponsored by the Governor General of Canada, can be made at any time  Details)

Please note that external deadlines are updated and posted once they become available.