Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships

Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships (recognized as the Steacie Memorial Fellowships until 2020) recognize early-stage academic researchers in the NSE and support them to enhance their research capacity so that they can become leaders in the field and inspire others.  NSERC awards up to six McDonald Fellowships each year. Each fellow receives a research grant of $250,000 over two years; the Fellowship normally also includes a contribution of up to $90,000 per year to the university toward the fellow's salary. Successful fellows are relieved of teaching and administrative duties so that they can devote all their time and energy to research. 

Eligibility: Any applicant who holds an NSERC grant and took up their first independent academic position within the last 10 years (on or after June 1 of the year of competition, not counting eligible delays in research) is eligible.

Note: These are limited submission applications that require institutional endorsement. Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of nominees and institutional endorsements/external expert reviews. To promote equity, diversity and inclusion, departments and faculties should ensure that all eligible candidates are considered and given the opportunity to self-identify. To recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes, please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline. For more information, please contact awards@sfu.ca.

As this award carries research funding, an SFU Signature sheet and copy of the full nomination package will be due to ors@sfu.ca no later than 3 business days before the agency deadline. Only those candidates who have been recommended by the internal awards committee will advance to submission (see above internal process).

Agency Website:  https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Prizes-Prix/McDonald-McDonald/About-Apropos_eng.asp

Upcoming Deadlines

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June 07, 2023June 07, 2023 *
February 07, 2023 Feb. 07, 2023 February 07, 2023 16:00:00 February 07, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Recognizes early-stage academic researchers in the natural sciences and engineering and supports them to enhance their research capacity, so that they can become leaders in their field and inspire others. .
* 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.
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