Faculty award opportunities


Timothy R. Parsons Medal (DFO Canada)

Awarded for distinguished accomplishments in multidisciplinary facets of ocean sciences while working for Canadian Institutions or for the benefit of Canadian science. Deadline: March 31, 2022

PICES Ocean Monitoring Service Award (POMA)

For significant contributions to the progress of marine science in the North Pacific through long-term monitoring operations, management of data associated with ocean conditions and/or marine bio-resources in the region. Deadline: MARCH 31, 2022.

PICES Wooster Award

For sustained excellence in research, teaching, administration or a combination of the three in the area of North Pacific marine science. Deadline: March 31, 2022

Miroslaw Romanowski Medal (RSC)

For scientific work relating to environmental problems. Deadline: March 31st at 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Sir John William Dawson Medal (RSC)

To recognize important contributions of knowledge in multiple domains. Deadline: Deadline: March 31st, 2021 at 8:00pm (Eastern time).

King Faisal Prize (Science) – King Faisal Foundation

For original scientific research in physics, chemistry, biology and/or mathematics, with major benefits to humanity Deadline: March 31, 2022

Willet G. Miller Medal

For outstanding research in the solid earth sciences and a second in the ocean and atmospheric sciences. Deadline: March 31st, 2022.


John C. Polanyi Award – NSERC

A university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering. Deadline: April 1, 2022

Herzberg Medal – NSERC

For both the sustained excellence and overall influence of a body of work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering. Deadline: April 1, 2022

President’s Fishery Conservation Award, (AFS)

Given annually, by the American Fisheries Society, to an individual or organization for a singular accomplishment or long-term contributions that advance aquatic resource conservation at a regional or local level. Deadline: April 1, 2021

William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award (AFS)

Given annually, if warranted, by the American Fisheries Society, to an individual or organization for a singular accomplishment or long-term contributions that advance aquatic resource conservation at a national or international level. Deadline: April 1, 2021

Award for Excellence in Public Outreach (AFS)

Sharing the value of fisheries science/research with the general public through the popular media and other communication channels. Deadline: April 1, 2021

Award of Excellence (AFS)

American Fisheries Society's highest award for scientific achievement is presented to a living AFS member for original and/or outstanding contributions to fisheries and aquatic biology. Deadline: April 1, 2021

AFS Fellows Program

Members who have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society. Deadline: April 1, 2021

Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award (AFS)

For outstanding contributions to the conservation of fishery resources. Deadline: April 1, 2021

Order of British Columbia

Any British Columbian who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, excellence or distinction in any field. Deadline: April 11, 2023

AAAS Fellowship

AAAS member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished, and who has been a continuous member for the four-year period leading up to the year of nomination Deadline: April 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.


Outstanding Achievement Award (ICES)

For continued commitment to excellence in endeavours of science, research, and leadership. Deadline: May 3, 2022

Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

For can exceptional scientific career or discovery in the field of ecology or other environmental science. Deadline: May 28, 2022


Outstanding Group Achievement Award (AIFRB)

For a group that has made significant contributions to the advancement of fisheries science in North America. Deadline: June 1

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award (AIFRB)

For individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of fisheries science in North America. Deadline: June 1

Clark Hubbs Research Award (AIFRB)

To support travel expenses associated with professional development. Deadline: Applications are due June 15 annually

L’Oréal-UNESCO International Awards For Women in Science – Laureates

For eminent women in science (Life Sciences or Physical Sciences in alternating years). Deadline: June 1, 2020

Mentor Awards (AAAS)

Recognizes individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. Deadline: June 30, 2020

David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy (AAAS)

Recognizes an individual in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy Deadline: June 30, 2020

Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science (AAAS)

Recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. Deadline: June 30, 2020

Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (AAAS)

To honor scientists and engineers, or their organizations, whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and responsibility in challenging circumstances. Deadline: June 30, 2020

Award for Public Engagement with Science (AAAS)

Recognizes scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the "popularization of science." Deadline: June 30, 2020

Frontiers of Knowledge Award (BBVA)

Recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, and humanities and artistic creation. Deadline: June 30


PICES Chair Award

For sustained contributions to the development of the Organization. Deadline: July 30, 2020

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists (Science/AAAS)

For young scientist with outstanding science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. Deadline: July 15, 2020


Robert Peters Award – Society of Canadian Limnologists

Best aquatic sciences paper published in the preceding year by a Canadian student or a student working in Canada. Deadline: Nomination submission deadline set for the last Friday in August.

Frank Rigler Award – Society of Canadian Limnologists

To recognize and honour major achievements in the field of limnology by Canadians or those working in Canada Deadline: Nomination submission deadline set for the last Friday in August.


Sloan Research Fellowship

For recent junior tenure track faculty (PhDs awarded on or after September 1, 2013). Deadline: September 17, 2020

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring (UBC)

To recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students. One award will be on the mid-career category, another for the senior category. Deadline: September 18, 2020


Killam Faculty Research Prizes (UBC)

For full-time faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Deadline: October 15, 2021

Charles A. McDowell Award (UBC)

Recognizes outstanding young faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research. Deadline: October 15, 2021

Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize (UBC)

Recognizes active faculty researcher for a distinguished record of published research. Deadline: October 15, 2021

President’s Award for Public Education through Media (UBC)

Recognizes faculty member who excelled at sharing research expertise via the news media. Deadline: October 15, 2021

Killam Faculty Research Fellowships (UBC)

For promising faculty members to devote full time to research & study in their field during a recognized study leave. October 15, 2021

Margalef Excellence in Education Award (ASLO)

To recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring in the fields of limnology and oceanography. Deadline: October 29, 2021

Ruth Patrick Award (ASLO)

Given to aquatic scientists who have made either sustained contributions or a single, but critical contribution towards solving an environmental problem. Deadline: October 29, 2021

John Martin Award (ASLO)

Recognizes a paper in aquatic sciences that is judged to have had a high impact on subsequent research in the field. Deadline: October 29, 2021

A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award (ASLO)

For established aquatic scientists whose work is recognized for its importance and long-term influence. Deadline: October 29, 2021

G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award (ASLO)

For mid-career scientists, for work accomplished during the preceding 5-10 years in any aspect of limnology or oceanography. October 29, 2021


Fulbright Visiting Research Chairs

For exceptional scholars and/or experienced professionals who wish to conduct research and/or lecture in the United States. Deadline: November 15, 2021

Fulbright Traditional Scholar

For Canadian scholars in all fields, to enable emerging and established scholars, post-doctoral researchers and experienced professionals to conduct research and/or teach at any university or research center in the United States. Deadline: November 15, 2021


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Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award (Society for Conservation Biology)

For a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation Deadline: January 18

Croonian Medal and Lecture (Royal Society of London)

This prize lecture is the premier lecture in the biological sciences and is delivered annually at the Royal Society in London. Deadline: January 2021

Copley Medal (Royal Society of London)

For outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science, though it alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively). Deadline: January 2021

Paz Buttedahl Career Achievement Award (CUFA BC)

For sustained outstanding contributions to the community through research or other scholarly activities. Deadline: January 30 2022

Early in Career Award (CUFA BC)

The Early in Career Award recognizes outstanding contributions made by scholars at relatively early stages in their careers. Deadline: January 30 2022

Ehor Boyanowsky Academic of the Year Award (CUFA BC)

Recognizes a specific and recent outstanding contribution to the community through research or other scholarly activity by an individual/group at any stage of their career. Deadline: January 30 2022

Japan Prize

Each year two fields of scientific endeavour are honoured Deadline: January 31, 2021


Eminence in Research Award (International Coral Reef Society)

For outstanding body of research by ISRS member over an extended period of time. Deadline: February 15 annually

Darwin Medal (International Coral Reef Society)

For major scientific contributions of a senior ISRS member, throughout their career. Deadline: February 15 annually

Fulbright Arctic Initiative

Early or mid-career academics, applied researchers and/or professionals with research experience in the public, non-profit, or private sector Deadline: February

Year-round nominations

Order of Canada

The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Deadline: Submissions can be made at any time

Albert Einstein World Award of Science (World Cultural Council)

Nominees should be eminent scientists whose achievements can serve as an inspiration for future generations. Deadline: 2022.