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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.

May, 15: Killam Research Fellowships

June 1: Joseph B. Gitler Award  

June 7: E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships    

June 9: Health Research Foundation - Medal of Honour

June 12: Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award

June 15: Killam Prizes

June 15: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal of Honour

June 15: Holberg International Memorial Prize

June 25: Innovators in Science Award

June 28: BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

July 15: Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize

July 27: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

July 31: Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals  Merit Awards

July 31: Rusnano Prize

July 31: Research Canada Leadership Award