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How to Apply for the Steacie Prize

The Steacie Prize is a Canadian 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. The winner is selected by a distinguished panel which is appointed annually by the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada. 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.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is June 30th.

Application Details

Candidates for the prize are nominated by their colleagues. Nomination packages longer than 25 pages (single-sided) may be edited for brevity. The nominations should contain:

(i) a nomination letter explaining why the candidate should be considered for the prize, and giving the candidate's birth date,

(ii) a curriculum vitae with publication list, and

(iii) a list of names and e-mail addresses of 5 independent referees with recognized expertise in the candidate’s field.

Please submit by e-mail (*.doc or *.pdf files) to:





"The award of the Steacie Prize acknowledged our work at the interface of chemistry and biology, and subsequently helped launch many such interdisciplinary projects."

Dr. Brian Sykes - University of Alberta,1982