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Research Awards

Awards, Prizes and Fellowships

Our role is to assist TRU faculty to gain recognition for their excellence in research through the receipt of prestigious awards, prizes and honours. 

Excellence Awards

Awards for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Deadline: February 15 annually

The Award for Excellence in Scholarship recognizes excellence in research, scholarly activity or the production of creative works over a sustained period of time that represents a significant contribution to the field of inquiry. Award winners will have a record of consistent dissemination of results, will have successfully competed for external funds, and share their enthusiasm for new knowledge creation through the supervision of students, development of new courses, programs, or teaching innovations, collaborations with other faculty members at TRU, and/or community partners. 

Submit complete nomination package electronically to research@tru.ca

Distinguished Scholar Award (formerly TRU Master Scholar Award)

Deadline: February 15 annually

This award recognizes the highest achievement in scholarship, achieved over a career. It recognizes TRU scholars:

  • Whose research has had a significant impact,
  • Who have an established international reputation of excellence in research, scholarship, invention or the production of creative works [referred to as “research”],
  • Who have made a demonstrated and significant contribution toward the training of highly qualified people through the mentorship and supervision of undergraduate students, and graduate students if applicable, and
  • Who have enhanced the reputation of TRU through their contribution to research.

Submit complete nomination package electronically to research@tru.ca

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Deadline: February 15 annually

This award recognizes demonstrated excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers over a sustained period of time. This award:

  • celebrates a faculty member who actively mentors undergraduates in research—someone who helps undergraduate students to explore, in quire and engage in new knowledge creation by providing meaningful guidance and support,
  • Recognizes a continuous long-term commitment to undergraduate student research.

Submit complete nomination package electronically to research@tru.ca

Graduate Research Mentor Award

Deadline: February 15 annually

This award recognizes demonstrated excellence mentoring graduate student researchers over a sustained period of time. This award is conferred upon a faculty member:

  • who has mentored graduate students for more than three years,
  • who demonstrates a continuous, long-term commitment to graduate student research, and
  • who provides exemplary opportunities for graduate students to pursue independent research to the creation of new knowledge, ideas, and practices. 

Submit complete nomination package electronically to research@tru.ca

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