President’s Award for Outstanding Research

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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 30th, November 2021

External Deadline:


Please contact Ellen Steinhauer, Manager, Awards and Honours, SIRI, for information on this program.

The deadline for nominations and applications is November 30*.

The President’s Award for Outstanding Research (PAOR) recognizes early career faculty who have made exceptional contributions to their disciplines and have demonstrated a potential to become international research leaders.

In the context of this award, research refers to peer-reviewed, juried, adjudicated or equivalent research/scholarly work including creative activity and performance.

(a) Applicants for the President’s Award for Outstanding Research must be faculty members who hold tenure-track, tenured or regular term (minimum of two year term) appointments at Memorial. Applicants from the Marine Institute must hold a permanent or contractual appointment of at least two years at the time of application.
(b) Award recipients must continue to hold a full-time academic appointment at Memorial when the honour is awarded (normally December of each year).
(c) Applicants must (1) have received their doctoral degree, or a disciplinary equivalent and (2) have held their first academic appointment (consistent with the type of appointments described in (a) above) within the ten years prior to the application deadline (e.g. for the purpose of the 2020 competition, the degree or disciplinary equivalent received in 2010 or later). Please note that eligibility is based on the calendar year, not the month the PhD or equivalent was received or date of first appointment. The eligibility period will be extended for individuals who have experienced career interruptions. The period of such career interruptions must be clearly identified in the letter of application. Examples of career interruptions that may impact research opportunities and achievements include parental leave, early childcare, eldercare, illness, cultural, community or family responsibilities, socio-economic factors or relocation of your research environment.
(d) Individuals currently holding or who held research chairs within the last 3 years (e.g. Canada Research Chairs) are excluded from this competition.

The award shall carry with it a research grant ($5,000) to be used at the discretion of the recipient for the sole purpose of supporting future research OR 1 course release (3 credit hour equivalent course). The award recipient shall consult their administrative head to determine the form of the award subject to the operational requirements of their academic unit.

For more information regarding the President’s Award for Outstanding Research, please visit: President’s Award for Outstanding Research

*Please note that if the deadline date falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the first work day following the deadline.

Funding Sources

Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Last modified: November 16, 2020