NSERC John C. Polanyi Award


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


The NSERC John C. Polanyi Award was created to recognize and support a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in a field of the natural sciences or engineering.


Nominators must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  Self Nominations will not be accepted.

Candidates can be at any stage in their career.  At least one of the candidates must hold an NSERC research grant.  The research that led to the advance must have been supported by NSERC.  In the case of a team nomination, members may be from academia, government or industry and may be research associates, postdoctoral fellows or students.  The team can be part of an international effort, but the majority of the nominated team members must be employed at a Canadian university or public or private organization.


Research grant up to $250,000.00


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

Internal Deadline

First draft of nomination package due to Ailsa Fullwood/Laurie Gallinger at stratprg@uoguelph.ca for review and to provide strategic feedback

Internal Deadline

Final nomination package and OR-5 due to Laurie Gallinger at stratprg@uoguelph.ca and research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Nomination package due to NSERC (submission to be completed by ORS on behalf of nominator).

For More Information

For more information, contact Laurie Gallinger at stratprg@uoguelph.ca or x.56927 or see the NSERC website.

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