Submission deadline:  March 20, 2024

Max. file size: 2 GB.
Max. file size: 2 GB.
Max. file size: 2 GB.

  1. Purpose

The Principal’s Excellence Research Awards are given annually to recognize researchers at Glendon who have made an outstanding contribution to research in the last five years. The purpose of these awards is to provide recognition for and to promote research excellence across Glendon, the University and in the wider community.

Up to three awards will be offered per calendar year, one in each category

  • Emerging Researcher- The emerging category is for tenure-stream and tenured faculty within five years of their first academic appointment (i.e., after 2019) and includes colleagues on Contractually Limited Appointments and Special Renewable contracts.
  • Established Researcher –The established category is for tenured faculty who were appointed to their first academic post more than five years before the date of the award deadline (i.e., before 2019).
  • Contract Faculty Researcher – Nominees must have taught at Glendon for at least three years.

Recipients will receive a certificate signed by the Principal and will be recognized at the closing event of the Research Festival. More information about the Research Festival will be available shortly. Recipients may also be invited to give a brief presentation on their research.

  1. Adjudication Criteria

▪ Research published within the preceding five academic years. Candidates in disciplines where monographs are not considered to be the chief mode of communicating research results may be nominated based on articles or other modes of research output (websites, plays, novels, etc.).

▪ Academic significance of the researchers’ contribution to the field and/or social impact.

▪ Knowledge mobilization efforts (academic and community partnerships, government contracts, etc.).

▪ External grants, awards or recognitions received within the preceding five academic years.

  1. Eligibility

Nominations are open to all tenured, tenure-stream and contract faculty as indicated above, with the exception of Distinguished Research Professors, Canada Research Chairs and York Research Chairs. Self-nominations are accepted.

An individual may not receive an award in each category more than once every five years.

The award may be postponed to the following year if no more than one nomination is submitted per category, or if no submissions meet the award criteria listed above.

  1. Adjudication Process

An interdisciplinary group of Glendon researchers will evaluate applications. Adjudicators of the nominations will have training in the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

  1. Nomination and candidacy file

Nomination can be made by any Glendon contractual, tenure-track or tenured faculty member, and self-nominations will be accepted.  Each nomination file must include:

  1. A nomination letter which includes a brief outline (maximum one page) addressing the relevant adjudication criteria, as well as the name and rank of the candidate.
  2. One letter of reference written by a researcher not employed by York and working in the same field of expertise as the candidate.
  3. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Please make sure that it includes a list of recent research contributions such as publications and other relevant research achievements within the preceding five years.

For more information, please contact Prisca Ng, Research Officer, with a copy to Swann Paradis, Associate Principal, Research and Graduate Studies,