Recommendations and Expressions of Interest for Royal Society of Canada Fellow


The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)




The University of Guelph invites expressions of interest (EoI)s and/or recommendations for nominations to the Royal Society of Canada.  The Royal Society of Canada seeks scholars "whose intellectual achievements have been exceptional through a body of publications, intellectual endeavours or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities or sciences, as well as in public life."  Consider expressing your interest in this prestigious fellowship, or recommend a colleague. 

EoIs/recommendations will be first adjudicated within the College.  Each College may put forward two recommendations for nomination.  The University will submit up to three nominations for fellowship to the Royal Society of Canada on December 1, 2017. 


The objects and purposes of the RSC are: To serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and, by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.

There are no other criteria by which a nomination for election to the fellowship is to be assessed. Criteria relating to age, gender or geography have no role in the selection process. In particular, there is neither a minimum nor a maximum age for eligibility for election to the fellowship. Typically, Fellows are elected when they are between 50 and 60 years of age, although in recent years Fellows in their early 40s as well as mid 70s have also been elected.


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

Internal Deadline

Submit your recommendation or expression of interest to your Associate Dean, Research. 

Expressions of Interest/Recommendations for Nomination should include:

  1. A 1-2 paragraph summary of major accomplishments and impacts.
  2. Current CV
  3. The names of one to two RSC Fellows whose work is in a related area, and who may be appropriate nominators  (If possible, but not required)
  4. Names of 4-7 potential referees (2-5 letters of reference are required, depending on Academy)

For More Information

See: The Royal Society of Canada

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