Nomination deadline: June 7, 2015
Candidates should have successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years (i.e., 2003 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.
The research of the nominee must be primarily based in the fields of the natural sciences and/or engineering. 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.
The start date of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship should be between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017; 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.
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 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. Since the selection committee is multidisciplinary, the nomination material should be written for non-specialists.
The nominations will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
The nomination process involves three people:
1. The nominator(s) write(s) a letter that:
2. 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.
3. The nominee provides:
Additional letters of support will not be included in the review process.
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.
The nominators are responsible for assembling the required documentation, which must follow NSERC’s General Presentation format. Only the documents requested by NSERC will be made available to the selection committee.
For re-nominations, nominators are asked to submit a complete and updated nomination package. The list of suggested referees should also be updated to include new individuals.
Nominations may be submitted:
Electronically via Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs. Documents must be submitted as a single document in Portable Document Format (PDF).
By fax: 613-996-2589
Note: Original signatures are required on documents, and they can be submitted electronically or by fax.
Before nominees submit their documents to the nominator, they must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions Form for Nominees.
Before submitting nominations to NSERC, nominators must read and agree to the terms and conditions listed on the Terms and Conditions Form for Nominators.
Winning individuals 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 at a public ceremony in 2016.