Awards and Funding

Research Awards

McCalla Professorships
Value: $20,000 for approved research and teaching initiatives.
Administered by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
UAPPOL Terms of Reference
Faculty Deadline: December 5, 2014
Faculty Terms of Reference


Faculty of Science Research Award
Value: $2000 to be spent in any of the acceptable categories listed in NSERC research grant guidelines
Criteria: Nominees must be within 12 years of completion of their Ph.D.'s at the nomination deadline of January 15 each year (or next business day)
Administered by the Faculty of Science, Associate Dean (Research)
Deadline: January 15, 2015
Terms of Reference


J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research
Field:  Sciences or Engineering; Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Education, and Law
Value: Two awards at $5,000 each and plaque of recognition
Administered by the University of Alberta Vice-President (Research)
Deadline: Janurary 9, 2015 to the Faculty of Science (Internal Faculty of Science deadline is 3 weeks prior to VPdeadline January 30, 2015)
Terms of Reference and Application Process


Killam Annual Professorships 
Field: Open
Value: Maximum of eight awards at $3,500 and a plaque
Deadline: February 13, 2015
Applicants submit their application directly to the VP Research
Terms of Reference and Application Process


Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards Program 
Field: Early career in Science, Business and Engineering
Value: One award valued at $20,000
Criteria: (1) Full-time faculty are eligible who are no more than 8 years beyond the completion of the doctoral degree. For this component, the UofA does not have to be their first academic appointment.
(2) Full-time faculty are eligible if they are beyond the 8-years of receiving the PhD and the UofA is their first academic appointment. [Apparently the intent of this was to accommodate personnel who came to UofA later in their career. Those in industry or with government agencies would be two examples.] These faculty are eligible within 4 years from the date of commencement of their faculty position.
Deadline: January 23, 2015 to the Faculty of Science for internal adjudication
February 13, 2015 Vice-President (Research)
Terms of Reference and Application Process


Martha Cook Piper Research Prize
Field: Sciences and Engineering; Social Sciencies, Humanities, Fine Arts and Law
Value: Two awards at $3,000 each and commemorative plaque
Deadline: May 1, 2015 for Faculty of Science internal adjudication
May 22, 2015 Vice-President Research
Terms of Reference and Application Process


Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring 
Field: Given annually to one member of the academic staff in recognition of outstanding performance in mentoring the research of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.
Value: Prize of $5,000 and a commemorative certificate at the Annual Killam Dinner.
Terms of Reference and Application Process


Distinguished University Professorships
Field: Sciences and Engineering; Social Sciencies, Humanities, Fine Arts and Law
Value: Two awards at $3,000 each and commemorative plaque
Deadline: First working day in May, 2015
Applications submitted directly to the Office of the Provost and VP (Academic) 
Terms of Reference and Application Process


University Cup 
Field: Open
Value: One award at $5,000, a replica of the University cup, name engraved on the base of the original cup and commemorative plaque
Deadline: First working day in May, 2015
Applications submitted directly to the Office of the Provost and VP (Academic). Please inform Associate Dean (Research) of possible nomination.
Terms of Reference and Application Process