Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Updated Information

Eligibility information added:  Candidates for the award may be faculty, students or alumni who have successfully completed a Master's or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years.

Sponsor

Canada's National Design Network

Description

Douglas R. Colton Medal recognizes excellence in:

  • research leading to new understanding and novel developments in one or more microsystems or nanotechnologies including photonics/optoelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanoelectronics, microelectronics, microfluidics, nano-materials, and embedded software; and/or
  • the application of microsystems and/or nanotechnology in Canada

Eligibility

Candidates for the award may be faculty, students or alumni who have successfully completed a Master's or PhD degree in a Canadian university within the previous three calendar years.

Prize

Medal and cash award of $4,500.

Special Notes

The University of Guelph may only submit one nomination per year.  Therefore, nominations will be adjudicated first at the College level, and second at the University level.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Deadline for College to submit (1) nomination package to stratprg@uoguelph.ca and research.services@uoguelph.ca:

  1. College Nomination letter
  2. Draft Cover letter (up to 1 page) for AVPR signature
  3. Citation (150 words)
  4. 2 letters of reference
  5. OR-5
External Deadline

Deadline to submit nomination to sponsor.

How to Apply

Colleges and Departments will set their own internal adjudication processes for this award and will send out information separately on how they wish to receive nominations for consideration.

For More Information

See Information about the Colton Award and the Nomination Guidelines.

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Health and Life Sciences
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering