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From: Grace Kim []
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 1:34 PM
Cc: 'Sherisse Webb';;;;;;;; 'Mihaela Dumitrescu'; 'Pam McIntyre';;
Subject: NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Call for Nominations


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships


Notify ROADS of Intent to Nominate a McMaster Researcher by May 12, 2014

Nomination Packages due to NSERC by June 9, 2014


NSERC is now accepting nominations for the E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowships program. The Fellowships are awarded to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising university faculty who are earning a strong international reputation for original research. 


Selection Criteria:

  a.. candidate's stature in the scientific or engineering community�both national and international; 
  b.. importance and scope of the candidate's research and its impact on the field, society and, if applicable, on industry; 
  c.. candidate's specific accomplishments within his or her field; and 
  d.. candidate's overall suitability for the award. 


Every year, NSERC awards up to six Steacie Fellowships that are held for a two-year period. Successful fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties, so that they can devote all their time and energy to research.   Each fellow receives a research grant of $250,000 and 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.  The Fellowship normally also includes a contribution of $90,000 per year to the university toward the fellow's salary.  As part of the Fellowship agreement, the university is expected to fund a replacement for the fellow's teaching and administrative responsibilities or to enhance the research environment of the fellow's department. Should the recipient of the Fellowship already hold another federal award that has a salary component, such as a Canada Research Chair or an Industrial Research Chair, NSERC will reduce the contribution to the university to $30,000 per year. 



  a.. candidates should have successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years (i.e., 2002 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. 
  b.. 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
  c.. self nominations will not be accepted
  d.. nominations must be endorsed by the executive head of the candidate's university. 

Nomination Requirements:

Each nomination requires 1) a letter from the nominator; 2) a two page summary of research, a Form 100, copies of the nominee�s three most significant research contributions, and a list of five to seven referees from the nominee;  and 3) a letter of endorsement from the University.


Please note, since the Fellowships include relief from teaching and administrative duties, the approval of the nominee�s Department Chair and Faculty Dean/Associate Dean Research will be required.



If you plan to nominate a McMaster researcher, please notify Grace Kim, Senior Advisor, Development ( by May 12, 2014.  


Please note, NSERC has limited the number of nominations that may be submitted by McMaster to six. If we receive nominations for more than six McMaster researchers by May 12, 2014, an internal selection committee will be established to determine which nominations will be submitted to NSERC by June 9, 2014.


The letter from the nominator and documentation from the nominee must be received by ROADS by May 26, 2014.  ROADS will obtain the letter of endorsement from the University.


More information: Additional information about the Fellowships program can be found on NSERC�s website at


Thank you,




Grace Kim, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor-Development

Research Office for Administration, Development & Support (ROADS)

Gilmour Hall 305Q

McMaster University

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Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

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