The prizes are available in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science, broadly defined.

In honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Government of the Province of Ontario has established a fund to provide annually up to five prizes to outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university.

Value of Prizes


Application Deadline

December 1

Application Process

The application must be submitted to the Financial Aid and Awards Service by email at [email protected].

Please visit the John Charles Polanyi website to obtain the application form and to learn more about the eligibility criteria.

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the University of Ottawa.