Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award

The 2023 Application Cycle is Now Closed.


To acknowledge and support the innovative research and accomplishments of our faculty, the Office of the Vice Dean, Research and Heath Science Education (RHSE) is announcing the Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award. Each year, this award will go to two early- to mid-career faculty members at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine: one will be awarded to a researcher in the basic sciences and the other to a researcher in the clinical sciences. A secondary goal of this award is to encourage faculty to develop a strong awards dossier that can be used for other awards and honours applications. 


Each successful applicant will receive an award of $10,000 (cash to the applicant). The winning applicants will also have their submission materials revised by grant writing experts in the RHSE Office and submitted to an external award competition in the 12-month period following the award competition. The external award will be selected in consultation with the applicant and the award review committee. 


  • Deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI): Thursday, October 26th at 11:59PM 
  • Deadline for Full Application: Friday, November 24th at 11:59PM 
  • Anticipated award announcement: Late February 2024 

The EOI stage consists of filling out a short form 

Provided they meet the eligibility requirements, all applicants who submit an EOI will be eligible to submit a full application, but an EOI must be submitted to proceed to the full application stage. 


Applicants must be faculty (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) at Temerty Medicine. For this award, applicants must be within 15 years of beginning their first independent research position (formal leaves will be taken into account). 

Award winners will be expected to serve as a panel member on the Temerty Research Excellence Awards Committee in the following year’s competition. 

Assessment criteria

  • Applicants must submit a complete Temerty Faculty of Medicine Research Awards Dossier.
  • Applicants will be assessed for their research excellence and innovation by a panel of expert researchers at the University of Toronto.
  • Only applicants that submit an EOI and the completed awards dossier by the deadlines above will be considered for the award. 

Inquiries & Submission

All questions regarding the Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award and completed final applications can be sent to Alex De Serrano (a.deserrano@utoronto.ca). Please put ‘Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award’ in the subject line for all correspondence.

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes awards applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The Temerty Medicine Research Excellence Award has been made possible by the transformational gift from Jim and Louise Temerty and the Temerty Foundation. Their investment supports discovery, collaboration and innovation across the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine.