Honours & Awards

UTM’s Office of the Vice-Principal, Research is proud to support research, teaching, service across our Division. We encourage nominations for internal and external awards and are committed to recognizing and celebrating the scholarly achievements of our faculty. Learn how our team can help.


Current Opportunities

Candidates from the UTM research community are being sought for the following award opportunities:

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants awarded to around 175 selected individuals every year. The purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to provide Fellows with blocks of time (6-12 months) in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible. As such, grants are made freely, without any special conditions attached to them; Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project. Working with a fixed annual budget, the Foundation strives to allocate its funds as equitably as possible, taking into consideration the Fellows’ other resources and the purpose and scope of their plans.

The Sloan Research Fellowship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding early-career faculty who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study. These two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded yearly to early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.

Please see Award Opportunities for a complete list of current and archived awards.




OVPR Awards & Honours Support


Award Coordination

OVPR is happy to support the coordination of award nominations for UTM faculty. This includes internal and external awards, tri-agency and discipline specific awards. We rely on departmental involvement to help identify qualified individuals and/or disciplinary level awards. If you are interested in awards, please speak to your Chair or reach out to us directly (Self-Nomination Form) for more information.  


Award Information and Benchmarking 

OVPR award tip sheets and guidelines (available in Resources) will be circulated to department Chairs and available on our website approximately four months prior to an award deadline. OVPR will, upon request, support nominations by benchmarking potential nominees to recent award winners and by providing career trajectory advice and logical award ladders.  


Equitable and Transparent Selection Processes

OVPR is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion and maintaining a supportive and inclusive culture surrounding award nominations. We will support all qualified individuals for award nominations and provide unbiased and high-quality support to all UTM candidates. If you are interested in a particular award, you can self-nominate on our website, and we will work with you to help find a suitable nominator, if required. In addition, if you have any feedback on how to make our process more equitable or inclusive, please contact us.  


Divisional Review Process

The divisional review process is designed to support and provide feedback for individuals being nominated for selected major awards. The process is designed and managed by OVPR and generally includes editorial review of the draft nomination material and help with identifying strong referees. We are also happy to offer support to any UTM candidates for disciplinary level or other awards on an ad hoc basis. 


Recognition & Celebration

OVPR strives to recognize and celebrate outstanding UTM faculty members who have obtained honours, awards and distinctions to encourage a positive award culture at UTM. Recent award winners will be featured on our UTM Awards Winners page and promoted through social media and UTM communications. If you would like to be featured on our page or in our communications, please use the Award Reporting Tool.





Reach out to get started:
Stefanie Bernaudo, PhD
Strategic Research Development Officer