Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Sir John William Dawson Medal

To commemorate Dawson’s great versatility, the award is made for important and sustained contributions in two domains of interest to the RSC or in interdisciplinary research. The silver medal is awarded every two years if there is a suitable candidate.

Note: There are two routes for nomination: (1) by a Fellow, and supported by two other nominators, or (2) by Institutional Members, supported by two other nominators, neither of whom needs to be a Fellow. Institutional Members may nominate a max. of one candidate for every Medal or Award being offered each year. If an institutional nomination is sought, Chairs/Directors/Deans are invited to submit a pre-proposal form (one-page statement and CV of the candidate) to Institutional Strategic Awards by the internal deadline noted below. The President's Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes will recommend which candidates proceed to full institutional nomination, with the assistance of Institutional Strategic Awards.

The 2019 competition will open in the week of January 14, 2019.

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Upcoming Deadlines

March 01, 2021March 01, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Sir John William Dawson Medal Recognizes important contributions in multiple domain. .
* 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.