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NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering

The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering is NSERC’s highest honour. A grant of up to $1 million (over 5 years) is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the fields of natural sciences or engineering.


Award Details

The grant may be used for personal university-based research or to direct in some related way, such as the establishment of scholarships or research Chairs in his or her name at Canadian universities.

Eligibility

Nominators can be any individual or group of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Nominees must be active researchers in science and/or engineering. The nominee's work must demonstrate a high degree of expertise, creativity, imagination, leadership, perseverance, and dedication.

Nomination Process

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the prize, nominators should consult NSERC's Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Interdisciplinary Research when preparing the nomination package. Nominators should also consult NSERC's Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Engineering and the Applied Sciences.

Nomination packages consists of:

  • a one-paragraph description of the nominator's background;
  • a document (max 4 pages) describing nominee achievements, how they relate to the award criteria, their significance, benefit, or impact on society and industry, and any leadership and training contributions
  • nominee's NSERC Personal Data Form or CV (max. 10 pages)
  • the names and addresses of the six most important people in the nominee's field from whom NSERC may request objective assessments of the nominee's suitability.
  • a one-paragraph description of each referee’s background and the rationale for their suitability as a referee
  • Terms and Conditions Form for Nominees signed by the nominee; and
  • Terms and Conditions Form for Nominators signed by each nominator.

Deadline and Submission

Nominations must be received by NSERC by March 1, 2017

Nominations are submitted using the online using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs.

Web Site: http://nserc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Herzberg-Herzberg/About-Apropos_eng.asp

Contact

 

Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager in the Office of the Vice-President, Research regarding this award and the nomination process for the 2018 Competition. 

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