Royal Society of Canada Fellowships 2018

 

Election to Fellowship in the RSC, Canada’s national academy, is the highest honour that can be attained by Canadian scholars, researchers, and artists. Fellows are peer-elected as the best in their field, and thus represent the pinnacle of Canadian intellectual leadership. Their exceptional intellectual achievements are evidenced by a body of publications, intellectual endeavours, or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities, or sciences, as well as activities in public life.

Nominations

Nominees must fit the above description and, at the time of their election, be Canadian citizens or have had Canadian permanent resident status for at least three years.

Nominees must fit the above description and, at the time of their election, be Canadian citizens or have had Canadian permanent resident status for at least three years.

Nominations for Fellowship must be made by either:

  • A Fellow of the RSC, accompanied by two letters of co-nomination, one being from another Fellow of the RSC (this is the preferred nomination method); or
  • The President of the university, accompanied by two letters of co-nomination, neither of which need be from a Fellow of the RSC.

Nomination Process

A complete nomination package includes a Nomination Form and consists of:

1. An introductory letter from the Primary Nominator (one page; not an appraisal)
2. Two letters of co-nomination (one page each; not appraisals)
3. A 70-word citation written for non-specialists
4. A 1000-word detailed appraisal of achievements
5. The nominee’s CV (max. 50 pages)
7. Referee assessments with a 250-word biography of each referee respectively appended (max. three pages each, including the biography)

  • Academy of Arts and Humanities nominations require three referees
  • Academy of Science require five referees, preferably at least three from outside Canada

Resources

Guide on preparing a nomination

Document Examples 

Deadline and Submission

Due to the expected high volume for the 2019 Fellowship competition, and multiple program deadlines set by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for December 1st, the following timelines have been established for institutional dossier coordination and support. 

(Note: nomination dossiers may still be submitted to the RSC by a nominating RSC Fellow)

Western Timelines

September 25 Nominee or Primary Nominator notifies RDS of intent to nominate
(send your name or the name of your candidate by email to
Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca)
October 12 Current CV and list of all potential Nominators and Referees submitted to RDS
Potential Nominators: Two RSC Fellows and one other expert
Potential Referees: List of six-ten national and international experts
October 26 Draft of Detailed Appraisal and Citation submitted to RDS
November 2 Outreach to potential Referees complete.
RDS will not provide support for securing Referees beyond this date
November 15 For Institutional Member (IM) nominations: complete dossiers including all letters submitted to RDS
RDS cannot guarantee institutional approval or signature on dossiers submitted beyond this date
November 28 For nominations by RSC Fellows: complete dossiers submitted to RDS
November 30 Final Submission of complete dossiers to the Royal Society of Canada

Institutional Coordination and Support Includes:

  • Assistance with identifying suitable nominators and referees
  • Outreach to nominators and referees to secure support, providing them with required materials and guidelines, assisting with developing letter content, performing quality checks for formatting and regulation adherence, identifying the strongest letters for submission
  • Drafting letters of nomination and co-nomination and obtaining approvals and signatures
  • Support for developing all written materials, and providing feedback and review 
  • Assistance with finding additional reviewers among RSC Fellows (internal to Western or external as needed) 
  • Completing online portal registration and creating nomination forms
  • Document management: collecting and compiling all letters, forms, and written documents to create a dossier submissions according to RSC guidelines
  • Uploading of final dossier submissions to the online portal by the RSC deadline

 

Contact

Potential nominators and nominees are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall at Research Development & Services (julaine.hall@uwo.ca) regarding this opportunity.

Website: http://rsc.ca/en/fellows/elections-nominations