The Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS) is pleased to present the following awards in 2024:

This award recognizes professional excellence in the fields relevant to the mission of CSPS as well as a
record of commitment and service to CSPS.

Fellow Nomination Information and Form

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This award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated leadership in advancing the
cause of pharmaceutical research and development in Canada.

Leadership Nomination Information

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To recognize outstanding research achievements and contributions of pharmaceutical scientists, working in Canadian academia, industry, government or research institutes, in their first seven years following their graduation from a doctorate program.

Early Career Nomination Information

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This prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals to the pharmaceutical sciences over the length of their careers.

CSPS Lifetime Achievement Information

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2024 Gattefossé Canada/CSPS Award in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery

Recognizing the best research work submission by a Graduate Student, demonstrating progress in the area of Lipid-Based Drug Delivery.

Gattefossé Canada is once again pleased to support scientific research in the field of Lipid-Based Drug Delivery (LBDD).

LBDD is a multi-disciplinary approach to improving drug delivery which focuses on the function of lipid systems (fatty acids, fatty acid esters, and or their assemblies) and their role in enhancing drug solubilisation, release profile (immediate or sustained), hence improved bioavailability. The science applies to a wide range of dosage forms in oral, topical, and other routes of administration.

Objective: To recognize outstanding research in pharmaceutical sciences by a graduate student for his/her work demonstrating progress in the field of LBDD, described above.

 Award: A monetary award of $2,000.00 conditional to the candidate attending the 2024 CSPS Symposium (Edmonton, AB, June 10-13, 2024) to present a poster of his/her work.

 Submissions:  Must be sent directly to csps@intertaskconferences.com by including the following documents:

    • Completed nomination form
    • A summary of the research (not more than two pages) with links to publications if any
    • One reference letter (not more than one page)
    • Applicant’s current curriculum vitae (not more than two pages)

Decisions will be made by a committee comprised of researchers with expertise in the area of lipid chemistry/drug delivery.

Application deadline is March 4, 2024.


All related questions/inquiries can be directed to csps@intertaskconferences.com

2024 Gattefossé Canada/CSPS Award in Lipid-Based Drug Delivery Nomination Form



Undergraduate pharmacy students submit their research project findings to the CSPS Annual Symposium.

CSPS National Undergraduate Student Research Program Award 2024 Information

Previous Recipients


CSPS is pleased to offer trainee awards for best poster presentations at the Symposium.  The following trainee poster awards will be presented in 2024:

CSPS Drug Delivery Poster Award funded/sponsored by MT Wasan Family Fund
Recognizing the best poster presentation by a Graduate Student, demonstrating progress in the area of Drug Delivery. Certificate and monetary award of $1,000 (funded by MT Wasan Family Fund).

Antoine A. Noujaim Award of Excellence (Sponsored by the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta)

Certificate and a monetary award of $1,000 for best poster presentation by a graduate student.  Poster evaluated on scientific merit, discovery, innovation and contribution.

CSPS Memorial Poster Award
The CSPS Memorial Poster Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of pharmaceutical sciences in Canada.  Certificate and monetary award of $500.

CSPS Poster Awards
For 2024, CSPS is pleased to offer the following trainee awards for best poster presentations:

1 award at $500
2 awards at $250
1 award at $200 (undergraduate)

Candidates must be a member of CSPS and may be a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in industry, government, academia, or research institutes, as well as medical residents. In addition, there is one award at $200.00 for the best undergraduate poster award and CSPS National Undergraduate Student Research Program Award winners are eligible. Posters are evaluated on presentation, scientific merit, discovery, innovation, and contribution.

NOTE: To be considered for a Trainee Poster Award, you must be a member in good standing of CSPS or CC-CRS and indicate this during the submission process. (Membership will be verified).

Previous CSPS Poster Award Recipients