Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences

The Steacie Prize is a Canadian award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.

Internal process: Institutional Strategic Awards (ISA) coordinates the internal selection of SFU candidates and leads the development of institutional nominations or endorsements for this opportunity. 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 noted below. For more information, please visit the ISA website or contact

As this award carries research funding, an SFU Signature sheet and copy of the full nomination package will be due to no later than 3 business days before agency deadline.

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Upcoming Deadlines

June 30, 2022June 30, 2022 *
February 01, 2022 Feb. 01, 2022 February 01, 2022 16:00:00 February 01, 2022 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences Awards a young scientist or engineer (under 40 years of age) for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada .
* 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.