Awards & Honours

Memorial University of Newfoundland is committed to gaining recognition for the outstanding accomplishments in research by its scholars.

Internal Research Awards

John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship

Deadline to apply: April 1

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship, named for the first president of Memorial University College, recognizes faculty who embody the university's mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise widely.
The award is comprised of the lifetime designation "Distinguished University Professor" and a one-time unrestricted grant ($20,000) to support future research, teaching and/or public engagement activities at Memorial University.

University Research Professor

Deadline to apply: Nov. 30

University Research Professors have acquired a designation above the rank of full professor. The title is the most prestigious award the university gives for research, and goes to faculty who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship, including graduate student supervision and other mentoring activities, and whose research is of a truly international stature. The award carries with it a lifetime designation, an unrestricted research grant of $4,000 each year for five years, and a reduced teaching schedule.

President's Award for Outstanding Research

Deadline to apply: Nov. 1

The President's Awards for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines. Each award includes a $5,000 research grant.

Terra Nova Young Innovator Award

Deadline to apply: To be determined

The Terra Nova Young Innovator Award recognizes and supports outstanding young faculty members whose research is particularly innovative and whose specific research proposal has real potential for a significant impact on society.
This award builds on the legacy of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards and reflects a shared commitment by Suncor Energy Inc and Memorial University to enable exceptional young faculty to be adventurous in their research, to explore novel ideas, and to be creative in the way they investigate important research issues.

Marilyn Harvey Award to Recognize the Importance of Research Ethics

Deadline to apply: To be determined

Memorial University’s commitment to excellence in scholarly research activities is achieved in part by the implementation of policies, procedures and processes that facilitate research ethics. This award was created to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership in creating an environment of excellence in this area. Memorial values courage among members of its research community and, as such, has named this award in honour of Marilyn Harvey, BN, a research nurse who brought forward her concerns regarding research ethics to senior administrators at the University.





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