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Prestigious awards

Prestigious awards are an opportunity for University of Waterloo researchers to be recognized and rewarded by external organizations for the value of their research.

The list below provides detail categorized by discipline with further detail about eligibility requirements, etc.

Please note that deadlines or anticipated deadlines change often so check the website for the organization that is presenting the award regularly to be sure of the deadline.

General Interest

Applied Health Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awards

RSC Medals

Recent awards


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Awards Committee

The Waterloo Awards Committee promotes and facilitates the submission of high-quality nominations of Waterloo scholars across all disciplines for prestigious awards and honorific titles.

Upcoming Deadlines

All dates and links are anticipated but may change between now and the final deadline. Please note that many sponsors do not update their websites until 2-3 months before the deadline date. Always double-check sponsor websites before committing to a nomination.

General Awards

Nov, 30: Dan David Prize

Dec, 1: Fellow Royal Society & College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists


Sept, 28: AAAI Fellows Program

Sept, 30: Stockholm Water Prize

Oct, 31: Simon Investigators

Nov, 1: Priestly Medal

Nov, 1: Ruth I Michler Memorial Prize of the Association for Women in Math

Nov, 6: Fellow of the Association for Industrial & Applied Mathematics

Nov, 25: NSERC Award for Science Promotion

Nov, 30: CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Award

Health Sciences

Sept, 30: Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Oct, 1: Optical Society of America Awards

Oct, 10: CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes

Nov, 2:  Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Humanities & Social Sciences

Nov, 1: Molson Prize

Nov, 9: Bank of Canada Fellowship & Governor's Award