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 hgMarch 1, 2021.
Other CanadianU of T Temerty Faculty of Medicine Temerty Health Innovation & Technology Chair$200,000 per year. Maximum of 75% to support the Chairholder's salary and the remainder to directly support the Chair's required activity costs in health innovation and technology and engaging with the Health Innovation Hub (H2i).The successful candidate must already hold, or be eligible for, an academic appointment within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (U of T), at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The term of the Chair position is 5 years with the opportunity for one 5-year renewal following a successful review. All nominations must be put forward by a Departmental Chair in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. There is a limit of one application per department. Please contact your Departmental Chair if you are interested in applying.April 30, 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.