Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal for Science & Engineering

Deadline: March 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual


The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour, recognizes research contributions characterized by both excellence and influence. It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the fields of natural sciences or engineering. 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

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. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination.
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.
An individual may win the NSERC Herzberg Medal only once. An individual may be nominated for the NSERC Herzberg Medal and other major NSERC prizes in the same year, but can receive only one such prize in a given year.

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