The Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was created in 1883 by an Act of Parliament as Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of Canada’s leading artists, public intellectuals, scholars, scientists, and creative writers.
As Canada's national academy The Royal Society of Canada serves Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada's leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, advancing knowledge, encouraging integrated interdisciplinary understandings and addressing issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.
The Royal Society of Canada consists of three bilingual Academies embracing a broad range of scholarly disciplines and artistic fields.
The Academies include:
- the Academy of the Arts and Humanities,
- the Academy of Social Sciences, and
- the Academy of Science.
Today the fellowship comprises four categories: Honorary Fellows, Regularly Elected Fellows, Specially Elected Fellows and Foreign Fellows.
Since 1882, new Fellows have been nominated and elected by their peers who are themselves Fellows of the Society.
Program details and timeline are not yet confirmed. This information will be updated when the program launches.
All nominations must be initiated by RSC Fellows or Institutional Members (IMs).
A nomination requires a letter from the primary nominator, signed by either an RSC Fellow or university president (from the RSC Institutional Members).
Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada is lifetime recognition as a leader in research and innovation.
Up to 75 nominees may be elected each year.
This prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada has recognized thirty-one members of the University of Guelph faculty as the best in their field.
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.
If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
The Vice-President (Research) encourages nominations for this prestigious award, and will serve as nominator for those nominees recommended by the Honours and Awards Advisory Committee. If you wish to nominate a colleague or to be considered for VPR nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to email@example.com by the internal deadline.
An Expression of Interest will include:
- A draft letter (two-three pages) addressed to the VPR, signed by your ADR, which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria outlined on the RSC website.
- An up-to-date CV for the nominee (and each member of the team, if applicable)
If your nomination will be submitted by a different nominee, and therefore does not require the Vice-President's endorsement, please submit a complete nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org by the external deadline.