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 listed internal deadline. 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 biennial competition (odd years) typically opens in mid-January and closes at the beginning of March with an internal deadline in the preceding December (deadlines will be reviewed and verified annually).

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