Nomination deadline: June 7, 2013
Candidates should have successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years (i.e., 2001 or later) and hold a grant from NSERC. Parental leave taken for child bearing and rearing is not counted as part of the 12-year period; however, such periods must be identified in the letter from the nominator.
Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and be senior members of the Canadian science and engineering community. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The nominations must be endorsed by the executive head of the candidate's university. NSERC reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees.
University officials must screen the nominations and forward up to six nominations that are demonstrably outstanding.
Individuals who are awarded a Discovery Accelerator Supplement and an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship will be entitled to receive both awards, but not concurrently. Contact NSERC program staff for more specific information.
A selection committee of distinguished university, government and corporate research representatives, from a variety of disciplines, will review the nominations and recommend the successful candidates to the President of NSERC.
The nominations will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
The nomination process involves three people:
Since the selection committee is multidisciplinary, the nomination material should be written for non-specialists.
A. The nominator(s) write(s) a letter that:
Note: For nominations in engineering or the applied sciences, nominators should consult the NSERC Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Engineering and the Applied Sciences, and prepare the nomination accordingly.
Before nominees submit their documents to the nominator, they must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.
Before nominators submit the nomination to NSERC, they must read and agree to the following terms and conditions.
By submitting the nomination, you are certifying that:
B. The executive head of the university provides a letter endorsing the nomination.
The endorsement letter should list the current teaching and administrative responsibilities of the nominee and indicate how the university will fully relieve the nominee of these responsibilities during the tenure of the award.
C. The nominee provides:
Note: Additional letters of support will not be included in the review process.
*Nomination material should conform to NSERC presentation standards, as described in the Form 100 Instructions. When completing Form 100 to apply for a Steacie Fellowship, follow the guidelines, with the following exceptions:
**Referees should not be members of the nominee's university, former professors or supervisors, or present or former collaborators or colleagues. NSERC also seeks the advice of referees other than those suggested in the nomination.
Nominations may be submitted:
Electronically via Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs. It is preferable that documents be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).
The E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship
350 Albert Street
By fax: 613-947-3847
Note: Original signatures are required on documents, and they can be submitted electronically or by fax.
Fellows will be asked to confirm, by e-mail or letter, their acceptance of the award and to confirm their ability to use the full value of the award at a Canadian university or affiliated research institution. The award must be used to pay for research activities, in accordance with the rules that govern NSERC Discovery Grants. University officials must report annually on how they used the funds they received. By drawing on the funds provided through this award, or by participating in the activities supported by it, winning individuals agree to comply with the following policies and guidelines, and to any amendments to these that NSERC may adopt:
The start date of the Fellowship should be between April 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, and the award is normally paid in two installments of $125,000 per year.
Fellows will be eligible to submit an application to the Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program for equipment funding related to their research funded by the Steacie Fellowship.
At the end of the Fellowship, fellows will be asked to report on the impact of the Fellowship on their research and career, and on how they may have used any supplemental support received over the course of the Fellowship.
Successful candidates are notified in December. They are also informed of the procedures for submitting an application to the Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program for equipment funding related to their Steacie Fellowship research.
The names of the recipients will be announced in 2014.