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Questions or comments? Please contact: awards@sfu.ca
 

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To nominate an SFU faculty member for an external research prize or award, please use this online form. The Institutional Strategic Awards team will respond with next steps.

Candidate suggestion form 

 

On this page:

  1. Nominations
  2. Awards Timeline & Internal Process
  3. President's Advisory Committee
  4. Resources

For the most current information, visit the SFU Funding and Award Opportunities Database and subscribe for alerts in your areas of interest.
 

1. Nominations

Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of nominees, institutional endorsements, and/or external expert reviews of draft nomination packages through Universities Canada's Global Excellence Initiative. To promote equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), departments and faculties should ensure that all eligible candidates are considered and given the opportunity to self-identify (please see the Canada Research Chairs' EDI practices). To recommend a candidate to the President's Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes, please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline. Suggestions received after the internal deadline will still be considered, but we cannot guarantee in which competition year a candidate will be reviewed or nominated. For more information, please contact awards@sfu.ca.

Additional research award opportunities in your topic of interest may be found in the Funding & Awards Opportunities database.

 

All Disciplines

Award Internal
deadline
External
deadline
Order of Canada Ongoing Ongoing

Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prizes

March 1, 2024

June 2, 2024
Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case March 1, 2024 July 10, 2024
 

SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Award Internal
deadline
External
deadline
Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences March 1, 2024 August 31, 2024
 

Health Sciences

Award Internal
deadline
External
deadline
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame March 1, 2024 June 10, 2024

Health Research Foundation Medal of Honour

March 1, 2024

July 15, 2024
Canada Gairdner Momentum Award March 1, 2024 July 15, 2024
Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research March 1, 2024 July 15, 2024
CIHR Institute for Aging Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Mobilization in Aging March 1, 2024 July 15, 2024
 

ARTS, Social Sciences & Humanities

Award Internal
deadline
External
deadline
Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts March 1, 2024 June 1, 2024

 

2. Awards Timeline & Internal Process

Internal deadline (limited submission and institutional nominations):

  • Ideally four to six months in advance of agency deadline, depending on award
  • Candidates will be reviewed at next scheduled Awards Advisory Committee meeting
    • Dates of 2024 meetings: March 2024, July 2024, November 2024
  • ISA will facilitate and submit nominations for candidates recommended to advance to institutional nomination
     

Nomination preparation period:

3. President's Advisory Committee

Committee Membership as of June 2023:

Co-Chair: Dugan O'Neil, Vice-President, Research and International
Co-Chair: Dilson Rassier, Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Majid Bahrami, Professor, Faculty of Applied Sciences, CAE
John Borden, Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences, FRSC
Robert Hogg, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, FCAHS, FRSC
Marianne Ignace, Professor, Linguistics, FRSC
Anne Salomon, Professor, Resource & Environmental Management, RSC College
Betty Schellenberg, Professor, English, FRSC
Nathalie Sinclair, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, RSC College
Owen Underhill, Professor, Contemporary Arts, FRSC
David Vocadlo, Professor, Chemistry, RSC College

Secretary: Melanie Monk, Associate Director, Researcher Excellence and Recognition
 

4. Resources

Global Excellence Initiative

The national Global Excellence Initiative aims to boost Canada’s research profile on the global stage through nominating more scholars and scientists for major awards. Universities Canada offers support by:

Institutional Strategic Awards serves as SFU's primary liaison with Universities Canada's Global Excellence Initiative program officer. 

Last updated: February 7, 2024