Steacie Prize in the Natural Sciences 2021


Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund


The Steacie Prize is an award of $10,000 presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada. It is completely separate from the NSERC Steacie Fellowships.

"The E.W.R. Steacie Prize was an unexpected, but delightful, surprise for doing what I enjoy best doing... scientific research. It gave me the confidence (and courage) at a young age to forge the career I have today, and it helped open doors along the way." Dr. Beveridge - University of Guelph,1984


Candidates for the prize are nominated by their colleagues.


An annual award of $10,000.

Special Notes

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.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to The Steacie Prize by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to

How to Apply

Nominations of candidates should be made by a colleague and should include a description and evaluation of the nominee’s work, together with a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a list of referees. Nominations are submitted directly to

Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to by the external deadline.

For more information, contact

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Honours and Awards

Physical Sciences and Engineering