The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering nomination deadline has been extended to May 6, 2005.
The NSERC Herzberg Medal will be awarded for both the sustained excellence and the overall influence of a body of work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering. The nominee's work must demonstrate a high degree of expertise, creativity, imagination, leadership, perseverance and dedication.
The recipient may be a scientist or engineer from a Canadian university, government lab or private firm.
Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Posthumous or self nominations will not be accepted. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination.
An individual may win the NSERC Herzberg Medal only once.
Nomination Process and Selection Criteria
The nominations will be reviewed on the basis of contributions to the areas of the natural sciences or engineering served by NSERC. NSERC reserves the right to rule on the eligibility of nominees.
Two-Step Selection Process
The NSERC Herzberg Medalist will be chosen in two steps.
In the fall of 2005, a selection committee of distinguished representatives from the university, government and corporate research communities will choose and announce three finalists.
Later, the committee will select the NSERC Herzberg Medalist from among the three, and the name will be announced at a public ceremony.
How to Apply
For nominations in Engineering or the Applied Sciences, nominators should consult the NSERC Guidelines for the Preparation and Review of Applications in Engineering and the Applied Sciences, available on the Council's Web site (http://www.nserc.gc.ca/professors_e.asp?nav=profnav&lbi=p5), and prepare the nomination accordingly.
Nominations must include:
a summary of up to four pages that describes:
the nominee's achievements and how they relate to one or more of these categories:
contributions to knowledge;
the use of existing knowledge to develop novel solutions to practical problems;
the successful promotion or management of research activities;
leadership in the transfer of knowledge;
the training of highly qualified personnel;
other appropriate contributions;
the significance, benefit or impact of the achievements;
the role of the nominee in bringing about the achievements.
the nominee's up-to-date curriculum vitæ, which should include detailed information about the contributions and achievements described in the above categories, e.g., lists of works published, highly qualified personnel trained, etc.
the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of five people (including some from outside Canada) from whom NSERC may request objective assessments of the nominee's suitability for the award. Please provide one paragraph on the background of each person and say why he or she is an appropriate referee.
Please note that no other letters of support, appendices, or other documentation will be accepted as part of the nomination package. For renominations, please submit a complete and updated nomination package.
The name of the recipient will be announced at a public ceremony in the fall of 2005.