Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists 2021

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
4. A 1200-word detailed appraisal of achievements
5. The nominee’s CV (max. 10 pages)
7. A referee assessment with a 250-word biography appended from two experts in the candidate’s area of scholarship
8. A 500-word personal statement from the nominee

Deadline and Submission: Due to the expected high volume for the 2021 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. 

Western Timelines:

September 18Nominee or Primary Nominator notifies RS of intent to nominate
(send your name or the name of your candidate by email to
Julaine Hall (
October 6Current CV and list of all potential Nominators and Referees submitted to RS
Potential Nominators: a RSC Fellow or College Member
Potential Referees: List of three-six national and international experts
October 30Draft of Detailed Appraisal, Personal Statement and Citation submitted to RS
November 6Outreach to potential Referees complete.
RS will not provide support for securing Referees beyond this date
November 17For Institutional Member (IM) nominations: complete dossiers including all letters submitted to RDS
RS cannot guarantee institutional approval or signature on dossiers submitted beyond this date
November 27For nominations by RSC Fellows or College Members: complete dossiers submitted to RS
December 1Final Submission of complete dossiers by RS to the Royal Society of Canada

Contact: Julaine Hall at Research Services (

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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