John C Polanyi Award

Deadline: March 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual

Description: 

Created in 2006, 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.
As part of the award, the winning individual or team will receive a research grant of up to $250,000.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination.

Candidates can be at any stage in their career. At least one of the candidates must hold an NSERC research grant. Also, the research that led to the advance described in the nomination must have been supported by NSERC.

In the case of a team nomination, members may be from academia, government or industry, and may be research associates, postdoctoral fellows or students. 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. NSERC recognizes that teams may change between the time of the specific research achievements and the time of nomination. Nominations will be accepted when changes have occurred, but only where the core of the team remains intact.

For More Information: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/Polanyi-Polanyi/Nomination-Nomination_eng.asp