CNSP Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards 2021


Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP)


Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP) Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards recognize outstanding platform scientists or administrators from across Canada. The CNSP will honour exceptional scientists/administrators who enable cutting edge research through support of state-of-the-art infrastructure.


  • Anyone working primarily within a scientific platform or assigned a role linked to scientific platforms within a Canadian institution that consists of more than 75% of their active duty is eligible.
  • Applicants can be self-nominated.
  • Please refer to the CNSP Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards website for additional criteria.


The CNSP Platform Scientist/Administrator Awards consists of 5 awards for outstanding platform scientists or administrators and 1 award for outstanding platform scientific director from across Canada.

The award includes:

  • 1 year membership in the CNSP
  • free registration for the CNSP Scientific Platforms Meeting (SPM 2021)
  • a $250 cash prize, and
  • award winners will have an opportunity to present themselves and their platform(s) with both a short oral presentation and a poster presentation at the SPM 2021.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page. 


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination application directly to the Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP) at

How to Apply

Nominations may be submitted by the applicant, or from someone with the ability to assess the impact/importance of the applicant’s contribution to the platform. For example, a major facility user, applicant’s supervisor or colleague.

A complete application, CV and support letter must be submitted electronically to

Please send a copy of the nomination to

For more information, contact or refer to the Canadian Network of Scientific Platforms (CNSP) website.

Alert Classifications
Honours and Awards

Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Sciences