Call for Nominations – NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships 2019

From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President, Research & Innovation
Date: March 25, 2019
Re: Call for Nominations – NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships 2019

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) has released its call for nominations for the 2019 E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships: I encourage you to share this information widely and consider preparing nominations of your colleagues, taking into account principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in your identification of nominees.

Up to six (6) Steacie Fellowships are awarded annually to enhance the career development of outstanding, highly promising scientists and engineers who are earning a strong international reputation for original research. Fellows receive a research grant of $250,000 over two years and are relieved of teaching and administrative duties in order to be able to devote their time to research for the two-year period.

Eligible candidates will have obtained their doctorate within the last 12 years (i.e., January 1, 2007 or later) and hold a grant from NSERC. (Parental leaves are not counted as part of the 12-year period.)

Nomination Process

Candidates must be nominated by senior members of the Canadian science and engineering community, and nominations must then be endorsed by the executive head of the candidate’s university. The University of Toronto may endorse up to six (6) nominations for the Fellowships per year. As such, I am establishing a small advisory committee of representatives from across the sciences and engineering divisions to review nominations and select the University’s six nominees for 2019, adhering to standards of rigor, fairness, respect and equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the process.

To submit a candidate for consideration by the University of Toronto committee, please consult with your divisional/faculty awards coordinator or officer to identify any internal deadlines and review processes specific to your academic division or department, and arrange to have an internal nomination package sent to by 12:00 pm on May 1, 2019. The internal nomination requirements are detailed at

Once six nominees are selected for endorsement, my team will work with divisional offices to facilitate the development of full nominations and ensure their submission to NSERC by its deadline of June 7, 2019.

For further information, please contact your divisional/faculty awards coordinator or officer.