Royal Society of Canada 2023 – Fellowships and College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists

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Royal Society of Canada Fellowships: Election to Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada (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. Their exceptional intellectual achievements are evidenced by a body of publications, intellectual endeavours, or creative activities exhibiting original contributions.

College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists: The College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It comprises scholars, artists, and scientists who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in an early and highly productive stage of their careers. 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.

Eligibility for College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists: Nominees must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents within 15 years of the conferral of their PhD or equivalent. The RSC will consider an exemption period of up to three years for those who have had a career interruption for the purpose of maternity, childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities.

Nominees must fit the above description for either fellowship or college membership 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 or membership to the college must be made by either:

  • Fellowships
    • A fellow of the RSC (this is the preferred nomination method); or
    • The president of the university (institutional member nomination).
  • College membership
    • A fellow of the RSC or a current member of the college (this is the preferred nomination method); or
    • The president of the university (institutional member nomination).
DeadlinesRequired Steps
Internal: Thursday, September 15Notice of intent to Nominate Email Julaine Hall if you wish to have Western Research support and coordination of your nomination
Internal: Thursday, November 17Institutional Member Nominations Submit complete dossiers, including all letters, to Julaine Hall.
External: Thursday, December 1Final submission to the Royal Society of Canada

More information about Fellowships, deadlines, how to apply….

More information about College Membership, deadlines, how to apply…

Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall, Research Development Officer (Awards & Distinctions), regarding this award and the nomination processes.
Please also contact your ADR and Karen Kueneman.

Note: This pre-call framework is based on previous calls for RSC fellows and college members and is therefore subject to change as new information is provided by the agency.

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