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Major Prizes & Awards Opportunities & Deadlines

This is where you'll find a month-by-month listing with internal McMaster deadlines 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 Canada: Recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Any Canadian citizen may be appointed to the Order. Deadline: Rolling 
  • CIHR Gold Leaf Prizesthis suite of prizes are among the highest honours that can be bestowed on an individual or team for excellence in health research and its translation into benefits for Canadians. Each CIHR Gold Leaf Prize has a value of $100,000 Deadline: October 8, 2018
  • Royal Society of Canada: Fellows and College are due December 1. 

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager (, x27419) in the Office of the Vice-President, Research if you are considering applying or nominating a McMaster colleague for one of these awards. 

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. We'd also like to hear from you if you are planning to submit a nomination so that nomination activity can be effectively and confidentially tracked.

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


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