Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize

Rosemary Wedderburn Brown

The Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize was created for full-time faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences' Ingram School of Nursing and Schools of Physical and Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Prize recognizes individuals with outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrated research excellence in the early stages of their career. The awardee will be pursuing an independent research program with a strong record of scholarly output, competitive funding, contributions to student training, and growing evidence of the impact of the investigator’s work on the research field, the profession and on society.

This prize consists of $10,000. The awardee will also be featured in the Faculty’s Health e-News publication and other digital media, as well as during a scheduled Faculty event.


All nominees must be:

  • within 10 years of initial appointment at the Assistant Professor level within one of the three abovementioned Schools of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences;
  • a full-time faculty member conducting an independent research program.

Selection & Nomination process:

The award will be offered every four years on a rotating basis to a faculty member contributing to one of the four following professional training programs: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational therapy, Physical therapy and Nursing.

To put forth a nominee, the Director of the respective faculty group will establish an internal selection committee of the School, comprised of senior faculty members who are ineligible for the prize (>10 years since appointment), to evaluate potential candidates and to select a nominee. The internal committee will consider all evidence of demonstrated research excellence when reviewing candidates but will prioritize individuals holding the greatest promise to make a significant impact on their research field and/or profession. The relevant committee will send the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences their recommendation in their respective year. If an appropriate nominee cannot be identified by the School in question, in their respective year, no award will be given.

Program eligible for the award in:

2023 - Occupational Therapy
2024 - Physical Therapy
2025 - Communication Sciences and Disorders
2026 - Nursing

Candidates can be nominated by the School Director of the respective faculty group. One cannot nominate oneself. The submissions will be judged by the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the respective Associate Dean.

The nomination package should be submitted by Monday, April 17, 2023 to leah.moss [at], and must include the following documents:

1. A letter from the nominator summarizing the particular accomplishments of the nominee. The letter of nomination should state that the nominee has accepted this nomination and should also include aspects of the candidate’s life and career that support the criteria of the award.

2. Nominee's CV (common CV format).

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