Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada – 2014 Competition

This is the first call for nominations for the 2014 competition for Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Fellows are peer-elected as the best in their field, and thus represent the pinnacle of Canadian intellectual leadership. Their exceptional intellectual achievements are evidenced by a body of publications, intellectual endeavours, or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities, or sciences, as well as activities in public life. At the time of their election, Fellows must be Canadian citizens or have had Canadian permanent resident status for at least three years.

It is recommended that work on nomination packages begin early (September/October) to avoid creating a rushed nomination of lesser quality. Nominations are due on Monday, December 1, 2014, and consist of the following:

  1. An introductory letter from the Primary Nominator (one page; not an appraisal)
  2. Two letters of co-nomination (one page each; not appraisals)
  3. A 70-word citation written for non-specialists
  4. A 1000-word detailed appraisal of achievements
  5. A list of 15 key scholarly/artistic contributions of the nominee, including links to the works, where possible
  6. The nominee’s CV (max. 50 pages)
  7. Depending on the nominee’s field, two to five referee assessments with 250-word referee biographies appended (max. three pages each)

Please also see the infosheet and nomination guide.

Please contact reid.mcnaughton@uwo.ca for assistance in creating and compiling materials, soliciting nomination/support letters, and answering any questions/concerns regarding the RSC and its Fellowship program.



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