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NSERC Polanyi Award; Herzberg Medal; Brockhouse Canada Prize

John C. Polanyi Award

Gerhard Herzberg Medal

Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

 

Notify ROADS of intent to nominate a McMaster researcher by February 2, 2015

Nomination packages due to NSERC by March 1, 2015

 

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) is now accepting nominations for the John C. Polanyi Award, the Gerhard Herzberg Medal, and the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. 

 

John C. Polanyi Award

 

The NSERC John C. Polanyi Award is given to an individual or team whose research, conducted in Canada, has led to a recent outstanding advance in any NSERC-supported field of the natural sciences or engineering. The research leading to the advance must have been funded at least partially by an NSERC grant.

 

Value: 

As part of the award, the winning individual or team will receive a research grant of $250,000.

 

Eligibility:  

  • The award is open to all researchers, regardless of their career stage.   
  • Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination.
  • In the case of a team nomination, members may be from academia, government or industry, and may be research associates, postdoctoral fellows, or students. At least one of the candidates must hold an NSERC grant.  
  • NSERC will not consider self-nominations. NSERC reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominations and nominees.

 

Deadlines:  

Please contact Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, at kimps@mcmaster.ca or extension 24765, by February 2, 2015 if you plan to nominate a McMaster researcher. Nomination packages must be submitted to NSERC by March 1, 2015. 

 

More information:  

Additional information regarding the John C. Polanyi Award can be found on the NSERC website at:  http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Polanyi-Polanyi/Index-Index_eng.asp

 

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Gerhard Herzberg Medal 

 

The NSERC Herzberg Medal will be awarded for both the sustained excellence and overall influence of a body of work conducted in Canada in the natural science or engineering. The nominee’s work must demonstrate a high degree of expertise, creativity, imagination, leadership, perseverance and dedication.

 

Value: 

In addition to the medal, the winner is awarded a grant of up to $1 million to use for personal university-based research or to direct in some related way, such as the establishment of research Chairs in his or her name at Canadian universities. The monetary award is distributed over a five-year period.

 

If the winner already has an NSERC Discovery Grant, that grant is increased up to a maximum of $200,000 for each of the five years. If the grant is currently greater than $150,000, it is topped up by $50,000.

 

A winner who is not an NSERC Discovery Grant recipient may direct the full $200,000 to university research endeavours, such as scholarships.

 

Eligibility:  

  • The recipient must be a scientist or engineer from a Canadian university, government lab or private firm, whose research is primarily based in the fields of the natural sciences and/or engineering.   
  • Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. 
  • Posthumous or self-nominations will not be accepted. NSERC reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominations and nominees.

 

Deadlines:  

Please contact Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, at kimps@mcmaster.ca or extension 24765, by February 2, 2015 if you plan to nominate a McMaster researcher. Nomination packages must be submitted to NSERC by March 1, 2015. 

 

More information:  

Additional information regarding the NSERC Herzberg Medal can be found on the NSERC website at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Herzberg-Herzberg/Index-Index_eng.asp

 

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Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering

 

The prize recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.

 

Nominations must include a description of the team’s achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Contributions to knowledge
  • The use of existing knowledge to develop novel solutions to practical problems
  • Leadership in the transfer of knowledge
  • Other appropriate contributions

 

Nominations must clearly highlight the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of the team and its achievements; provide an explanation of the significance, novelty and impact of the achievements for which the team is being nominated; and outline the extent and importance of the team’s contribution to the training of highly qualified personnel in an interdisciplinary setting.

 

Value: 

The prize is accompanied by a team research grant of up to $250,000, which may be used to support the direct costs of university-based research and/or the enhancement of research facilities.

 

Eligibility:  

  • Research teams nominated for the prize must have at least two members who are independent researchers, one of whom must hold an NSERC grant.    
  • The team can be part of an international effort, but the majority of the nominated team members must be employed at a Canadian university or public or private organization.
  • Nominations must be submitted by an individual or group of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Self nominations will not be accepted.
  • Contributions must be primarily in the natural sciences and engineering, and of an interdisciplinary and collaborative nature. NSERC reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominations and nominees.

 

Deadlines:  

Please contact Grace Kim, Assistant Director, Development, at kimps@mcmaster.ca or extension 24765, by February 2, 2015 if you plan to nominate a McMaster researcher. Nomination packages must be submitted to NSERC by March 1, 2015. 

 

More information:  

Additional information regarding the Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering can be found on the NSERC website at: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Brockhouse-Brockhouse/Index-Index_eng.asp