Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Deadline: September 12

Level: Early-career

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual


The Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. Examples of such technologies include Photonics/Optoelectronics, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microelectronics, Microfluidics and Embedded Software, or the application of microsystems and related technologies in Canada. The annual award includes a medal and a monetary prize of $4,500.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for the award may be faculty, students or alumnae who have successfully completed a Master’s or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years. Nominations may be submitted by the university, a microelectronics or microelectronics-related company in Canada or jointly by a company and a university. Joint nominations are strongly encouraged. Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or persons who have been Canadian residents for three years prior to the date of nomination are eligible. Nominations are not restricted to those pursuing academic study or holding an academic appointment.

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