The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering is NSERC’s highest honour. A grant of up to $1 million (over 5 years) 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.
The grant may be used for personal university-based research or in some related way, such as the establishment of research Chairs in his or her name at Canadian universities.
Nominators can be any individual or group of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Nominees must be active researchers in science and/or engineering. The nominee's work must demonstrate a high degree of expertise, creativity, imagination, leadership, perseverance, and dedication.
Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the prize, nominators should consult NSERC's Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Interdisciplinary Research when preparing the nomination package. Nominators should also consult NSERC's Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Engineering and the Applied Sciences.
Nomination consists of:
Nominations must be received by NSERC by March 1, 2017
Nominations are submitted using the online using the Secure Submissions for NSERC’s Innovative Collaborations and Science Promotion Programs.
Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.