Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Medals & Awards

Various medals are awarded, some are discipline-specific; not all are awarded annually. Please see agency website for all opportunities. Nominations are put forward by current RSC Fellows.

The 2019 competition will open in the week of January 14, 2019 for the following Medal/Award:

Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Pierre Chauveau Medal - Awarded for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the Humanities.
  • Jason A. Hannah Medal - Awarded for an importnat publication in the history of medicine.
  • Yvan Allaire Medal + $5,000 - For outstanding contribution in governance (Social Sciences)


  • Henry Marshall Tory Medal - Awarded for outstanding research in any branch of astronomy chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science.
  • McLaughlin Medal  - For important research of sustained excellence in any branch of medical sciences.
  • Miroslaw Romanowski Medal + $3,000- Awarded for contributions towards theresolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects - terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous - brought about by scientific means
  • Rutherford Memorial Medals (one in Chemistry and one in Physics) - For research in chemistry or physics - preference will be given to candidates under forty years old


  • Sir John William Dawson Medal - For important contribution of knowledge in multiple domains.

Note: Chairs/Directors/Deans are invited to submit a pre-proposal form to Institutional Strategic Awards by the internal deadline of Janaury 23, 2019. Candidates will be recommended by the President's Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes to proceed to full nomination with the assistance of Institutional Strategic Awards.

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Upcoming Deadlines

March 01, 2024March 01, 2024 *
December 02, 2023 Dec. 02, 2023 December 02, 2023 16:00:00 December 02, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Medals & Awards Rewards outstanding scholarship and research in various fields. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.