Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists – 2020

The College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, a branch of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It gathers scholars, artists, and scientists who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in an early and highly productive stage of their careers into a collegium where new understandings emerge from the interaction of their diverse intellectual, cultural, and social perspectives. The membership of the College is made to be representative of the current state of academia in terms of research methods and domains, age, gender, and ethno-cultural diversity. Membership terms are seven years

Nominations: Nominations for the College must be made by either:

  1. A Fellow of the RSC or a College Member of the RSC
  2. The President of the university.

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. A 70-word citation written for non-specialists
3. A 1200-word detailed appraisal of achievements
4. The nominee’s CV (max. 10 pages)
5. A referee assessment with a 250-word biography appended from two experts in the candidate’s area of scholarship
6. A 500-word personal statement from the nominee

Deadline and Submission

Western Timelines

Due to the expected high volume for the 2019 College 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. 

Sep 20 Nominee or Primary Nominator notifies RDS of intent to nominate (send your name or the name of your candidate by email to Julaine Hall (
Oct 7 Current CV and list of all potential Nominators and Referees submitted to RDS
Potential Nominators: a RSC Fellow or College Member
Potential Referees: List of three-six national and international experts
Oct 28 Draft of Detailed Appraisal, Personal Statement and Citation submitted to RDS
Nov 4 Outreach to potential Referees complete.
RDS will not provide support for securing Referees beyond this date
Nov 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
Nov 27 For nominations by RSC Fellows or College Members: complete dossiers submitted to RDS
Nov 29 Final Submission of complete dossiers by RDS to the Royal Society of Canada

Contact: Julaine Hall at Research Development & Services (

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photo credit: Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Lake Placid – New York ~ Adirondack Mountains ~ Historical – Sunset Reflection via photopin (license)

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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