The Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) supports and oversees nominations for Research Chairs and institution-led Awards and Honours.

Please review the eligibility criteria for each Award. For any questions, or to submit your name or a colleague’s name for consideration, contact

Also available is a searchable database of national and international Honours and Awards Opportunities , maintained by the University of Toronto Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

Sponsor TypeAward TitleAmount and DurationDescriptionDeadline
Other CanadianCommunity-Based Research (CBR) Canada Community-Based Research Excellence AwardsAward for Excellence in Community-Campus Partnership: $5,000 cash prize to support the team's community-based research.

Award for Emerging Community-Based Researcher: $1,000 to support their community-based research project(s).
- Award for Excellence in Community-Campus Partnership: This honours the contributions of a diverse research team that has demonstrated Excellence in Community-based research process, rigour and impact. This includes a research Partnership exemplifying hgh levels of community ownership, knowledge co-creation, reciprocity, and mobilization that resulted in transformative change for the community and society at large.

- Award for Emerging Community-Based Researcher: This recognizes and celebrates an individual who embodies community-based research values in their work. Applicant must be an emerging community-based researcher (established within the last five years). Open to community researchers, PhD students/candidates and postdocs. Research should be grounded in societal justice and community norms, needs, and assets.

NOTE:Nominations must be made through U of T. To discuss nominating a candidate, please contact your divisional award coordinator . Nomination packages can be submitted either in writing (no longer than one page in plain language) or by video (max 5-8 minutes).
March 1, 2021.
InternationalUS National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Membership--Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Currently, a maximum of 120 members may be elected annually. Members must be US citizens; non-citizens are elected as foreign associates, with a maximum of 30 elected annually. Nominations are accepted at any time from current NAS members based in the US.