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RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It will comprise a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada.




Nominators must be Members of the College or Fellows of the RSC. Nominees must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents within 15 years of the conferral of their PhD or equivalent (January 1, 2003 or later)

1. Nominations to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (hereafter referred to as “the College”) will be initiated by Members of the College (Members), Fellows of the RSC (Fellows), and Institutional Members (IMs).
2. Each IM will be allowed to submit up to 3 nominations each year. There is no limit to the number of nominations allowed from Members or Fellows.
3. Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification. Where there are questions of equivalence eligibility, the Honorary Secretary shall provide the conclusive determination on behalf of the RSC Council.
4. The criterion for nomination shall be excellence, which is understood to encompass the goals of diversity and inclusivity to which the RSC is committed, and to which the membership of the College is expected to exemplify in terms of discipline, gender, ethno-racial diversity, Aboriginality, and official languages.
5. The Selection Committee will select the cohort of the College in light of the mandate of the College, which is to reflect the fields currently represented by the Academies of the RSC.
6. Each nomination is to be completed online using the Nomination Form, and shall include:

a. a 70-word citation (included on nomination form);
b. a cover letter from the primary nominator;
c. one reference letter from a person of authority on the candidate and their field (along with a brief biography of the referee);
d. a 500-word statement from the candidate;
e. a 1000-word sumary of the candidate’s record; and,
f. a CV (in any format).

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This competition is now closed. 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 2019 Competition. 

e: t: 905-525-9140 extension 27419