Research Prizes & Awards

At Queen's, we actively promote the success of our researchers by helping them attract competitive awards. 

There are a variety of award "types" available:

  • Internal awards offered through Queen's, including the Prizes for Excellence in Research
  • External awards offered through the tri-council granting agencies and other national or international organizations,
  • Disciplinary, and interdisciplinary awards

Some award competitions solicit institutional nominations by invitation only, and others limit the number of nominations that may be put forward from the university. A variety of nominations are open.

While our primary goal is the submission of these types of awards, we will offer advice and assistance whenever possible to individual departments in the submission of nomination packages for disciplinary prizes.

For more information on the nomination process, please contact the Research Awards Officer.


Note: for information regarding applications for research grants, please contact Research Services.

Award Coordination

About Award Coordination

Global Excellence Initiative

About Global Excellence Initiative

Prizes for Excellence in Research

Prizes for Excellence in Research

Queen's National Scholars Program

The Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) program was first established in 1985, with the objective to “enrich teaching and research in newly developing fields of knowledge as well as traditional disciplines.” 

Learn more about QNS

Queen's Research Opportunities Funds

The Queen's Research Opportunities Funds (QROF) represent a strategic investment in areas of institutional research strength that provide researchers and scholars opportunities to accelerate their programs and research goals. 

Learn more about QROF