1. Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Medals and Awards (Various Disciplines)
The RSC offers a variety of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements of Canadian researchers.
Nominations must be by a Fellow of the RSC plus two other co-nominators, or the President of the university plus two other co-nominators. Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years.
Nomination consists of three letters of nomination (from the Primary Nominator and two co-nominators), a 70 word citation, a 1000 word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award, a CV, and three letters of reference.
2. The Order of Ontario (All Disciplines)
The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest official honour. It recognizes any current or former long-time resident of Ontario who has demonstrated a high level of individual excellence and achievement, in any field, benefiting the people of Ontario or anywhere in the world. It is not given for research excellence per se, but may be given for research that has demonstrably benefited the people of Ontario or the world. Members of The Order of Ontario are entitled to use the post-nominal initials ‘O.Ont.’ Anyone can nominate any long-term Ontario resident for this award. Nominations include:
- Nomination form
- Summary of nominator-nominee relationship and reasons the nominee is a worthy candidate (100 words)
- Detailed description of the nominee and their achievements
- At least two written testimonials
- Additional supporting materials
Deadline: March 17, 2014.
Order of Ontario 2014
3. The Order of Canada (All Disciplines)
The Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. It recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. The Order of Canada’s motto is Desiderantes Meliorem Patriam: “They desire a better country.” It is not given for research excellence per se, but may be given for research that has demonstrably benefited the people of Canada or the world. Companions, Officers, and Members of the Order of Canada are entitled to place after their name the letters associated with their rank: Companion (C.C.); Officer (O.C.); Member (C.M.) Any person or group is welcome to nominate a deserving individual. Nomination consists of:
- Nomination rationale
- Names of three references who would support the nomination and can provide information about why the individual deserves the honour.
4. Grawemeyer Award for Psychology (Psychological Sciences)
A reminder that the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology is a $100,000 award for an outstanding idea in any branch of psychology. Nominations are judged on the basis of originality, creativity, scientific merit, and breadth of impact on the field. Eligible ideas may have an individual author or multiple authors. There are no restrictions on the format in which the idea appears. Nomination is by individuals, professional associations, university presidents and administrators, or publishers/editors of journals/books in psychology. Nominations consist of:
- A letter identifying the idea being nominated, the author(s) of the idea, and why the idea merits the award (1-2 pages)
- A signed copy of the nominee agreement
- Three copies of any relevant books
- A CD containing a one-page synopsis of the idea, a CV, and any other supporting publications, reviews, etc.
Note that no letters of support are required beyond the nomination letter, so all materials should already be on hand or readily available.