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 CanadianCanadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) Fellowship--Fellows elected to the Academy will be health and biomedical science leaders who have achieved national and international peer recognition for their contributions to the health sciences (awards, invited lectures, invited reviews and editorials) and have a demonstrated track record of exceptional accomplishment and impact. Due to capacity, the Awards and Honours Selection Committee will determine which candidates Unity Health Toronto will support this year. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please send an email to Sponsor Deadline March 13, 2022.
Other CanadianRoyal Society of Canada (RSC) McLaughlin Medal--Awarded annually to recognize important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences. Candidates need not be Royal Society of Canada Fellows or College Members. Past recipients have research programs focused on fundamental science.
If you would like to be considered for this award, please let us know by emailing
Sponsor Deadline: March 31, 2022.
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.