CS-Can|Info-Can: Outstanding Early Career Computer Science Researcher Awards 2024


CS-Can|Info-Can annually presents up to 3 awards to top early-career computer science academic researchers to recognize excellence in research. 


A candidate for these awards must hold a full-time appointment at a Canadian university, must have completed their doctorate (or equivalent) no earlier than July 1 ten years prior to the calendar year of the award and cannot have received this award in the past. While many nominees will be from computer science departments, nominations from other departments are welcome.

Parental leave taken for child bearing and rearing or medical leave, is not counted as part of the ten-year period. In such situations, appropriate evidence should be supplied in the nomination material by the nominator or by the Chair.

Candidates may not apply on their own behalf but must be nominated by a member of the Canadian computer science academic community. The nomination must be endorsed by the Computer Science Department Chair at the candidate’s university. Further specifications regarding the nomination process and eligibility can be found on the CS-Can website.


These awards include a $1,000 cash prize. Winners will be invited to attend the annual CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Banquet to receive their award and will be invited to give a talk as part of the CS-Can|Info-Can Podium Webinar Series. 

Successful candidates will be provided with funds to help defray the costs of attending this ceremony in order to receive the awards in person.


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

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination via email to early-career-award@cscan-infocan.ca by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

How to Apply

The .zip archive file should be sent as an email attachment to the CS-Can|Info-Can Awards Committee via email to early-career-award@cscan-infocan.ca by the nomination submission deadline. Further info regarding the nomination file can be found on the CS-Can website

Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, contact ailsakay@uoguelph.ca or see the CS-Can website.

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