Honours and Fellowships
Learn more about the different Honours and Fellowships awarded by the Fields Institute
These lifetime appointments recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute and its activities.
Awarded jointly by the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Fields Institute, and the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS), this annual prize recognizes exceptional achievement in the mathematical sciences. To be eligible, the candidate's research should have been conducted primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university. The main selection criterion is excellence in research.
The CAIMS-Fields annual industrial mathematics prize is awarded to a researcher in recognition of exceptional research in any branch of industrial mathematics, interpreted broadly.
This annual award recognizes an educator in Canada who has demonstrated innovation and excellence in promoting mathematics education at the elementary, secondary, or postsecondary level.
This joint program with the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts & Science brings one of the world’s leading scientists to the Institute for a full semester each year to give a lecture course for graduate and senior undergraduate students. The program is designed to intensify the mathematical research and interaction at Fields by enabling distinguished senior mathematicians to be active participants in Institite activities during their stay.
This fellowship supports individuals with a high potential of resuming an active research career after an interruption. Examples of qualifying interruptions include: a complete or partial hiatus from research activities for child rearing; an incapacitating illness or injury of the candidate, spouse, partner, or a member of the immediate family; or relocation to accommodate a spouse, partner, or other close family member.
To qualify, candidates must have been in a postdoctoral or faculty position at the time their active research career was interrupted. The duration of the career interruption should be between one and eight years.
Each year, the Fields Institute offers a variety of different postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding researchers. These fellowships provide for a period of six to 12 months of engagement in research and participation in the activities of the Institute, typically followed by a comparable period at one of our partner institutions.
Qualified candidates who have recently completed a PhD in a related area of the mathematical sciences are encouraged to apply. Applicants seeking postdoctoral fellowships funded by other agencies, such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or international fellowships, are encouraged to request the Fields Institute as their proposed location of tenure, and should contact us for a letter of invitation.
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates, particularly women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of minority groups.