The Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research

The Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research recognizes the exceptional contributions of a faculty member to research in education. Established in 2003, the award is presented every two years, alternating with the Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching, subject to suitable nominations being received.


Recipients of the Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research receive a $1,500 prize, deposited in a research account in the recipient’s name. The award is presented at a lecture to be given by the recipient.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a regular member of the teaching staff of the Faculty of Education (with tenure or in a tenure-track appointment) and not eligible for the Faculty of Education New Researcher Award
  • Have made exceptional contributions through creative scholarship to research in education that have earned distinction for both the Faculty and the University
  • Have work published in peer-reviewed journals that has made a notable contribution to the body of literature (this contribution together with research grants obtained will form a major part of the evidence supporting the candidate’s contributions)
  • Have consistently demonstrated quality of research
  • Have contributed to the advancement of a field of expertise
  • Have a strong track record of service to the community

Nominations can be submitted by any member of the Faculty of Education. 

Nominations must be submitted to the Vice-Dean, Research, by email to [email protected] on or before May 31 of each year.

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A two-page brief describing the main elements in support of the nominee, including:
    • The nominee’s area of research
    • The contribution of the research to the field or discipline
    • Any additional documents in support of the nomination

Selection of the award recipient is determined by a Faculty of Education awards selection committee comprising:

  • The dean or a vice-dean of the Faculty of Education
  • Two Faculty of Education professors
  • A tenured professor from another faculty of the University of Ottawa

The committee may request external evaluations of the candidates.