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Molson Prizes

Awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts, two Molson Prizes of $50,000 each are awarded annually to encourage continuing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. One is given in the arts, and one in the social sciences or humanities.


Eligibility

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, but do not need to be residing in Canada. They must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution over a significant period, having clearly demonstrated their outstanding achievements through a body of work or by other tangible/quantifiable means. Assessment committees consistently choose laureates close to the top of outstanding careers.

Nomination Details

A complete nomination package will consist of:

  1. The nomination form
  2. A letter of nomination containing original signature
  3. A brief description (max. two pages) of the nature of the nominee’s distinguished contributions to their field, including why they should be considered for the prize (this can be part of the nomination letter)
  4. A one-page biography
  5. Nominee's CV
  6. Three original signed letters of support
  7. A maximum of six support items (max 4 pages each) from sources other than the nominee; newspaper or magazine articles, press releases, etc.
  8. Photocopied proof that the nominee is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada (e.g. passport, birth certificate, citizenship card, etc.)

Nomination Deadline is November 1, 2017

Submission

All documents must be submitted as hard copies:

  • on white paper (letter format, 8.5" x 11"), single sided, with black font (11pt or larger)
  • with paper clips (cannot be bound, placed under plastic, or stapled)

Send your nomination package to:

Prizes Section
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

Website: http://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/molson-prizes

CONTACT

Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager, regarding this award and the nomination process.

Email: awardmgr@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905.525.9140 x27419