Call for Nominations to the Royal Society of Canada Fellowship and College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

In anticipation of the December 2019 nomination deadline, the Offices of the Vice President Research and Research and Innovation Services are asking the University of Lethbridge community to suggest nominees for election to both the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellowship and to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.  As part of the annual selection and nomination process, the VPR and Office of Research and Innovation Services are looking for input on institutional nominations. 

Deadline for suggestions is June 10, 2019.  Please email the package requested below to penny.dagnone@uleth.ca

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists -

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It will comprise a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada.

The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification.  The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year.

To provide a suggestion for a future nomination to the RSC College, please submit the following:

  1. Nominee’s current CV in any format acceptable by the tri-council (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC);
  2. A 1,000-word narrative summary of the suggested nominee’s accomplishments outlining how the candidate’s record meets the statutory criteria of excellence and why the candidate is deserving of election;
  3. A draft cover letter (1 page) indicating the rationale for nomination; and
  4. The name(s) of potential referee(s) who are authorities in the field who would provide a reference letter.

For more information on the RSC College, please visit: https://rsc-src.ca/en/college-new-scholars-artists-and-scientists.

The RSC Fellowship -

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC): The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada was established under an Act of Parliament in 1883 as Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences.  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.

It is normally the case that intellectual achievements will be evidenced by a body of publications or creative activities exhibiting original contributions. However, the criteria are also interpreted as speaking to “non-academic intellectual accomplishments” whether in business, civil society, or public service. The distinguishing characteristic of the intellectual and artistic accomplishments is their excellence, not the institutional setting within which they have been achieved.

To provide a suggestion for a future RSC Fellowship nomination, please submit the following:

  1. Nominee’s current CV in any format acceptable by the tri-council (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC);
  2. A 1,000-word narrative summary of the suggested nominee’s accomplishments outlining how the candidate’s record meets the statutory criteria of excellence and why the candidate is deserving of election;
  3. A draft cover letter indicating the rationale for nomination;
  4. Names of two individuals who will provide brief letters of support (RSC Fellows are recommended); and
  5. Names of three to five suggested referees who may be asked to provide a detailed letter of reference.  These individuals should be leaders in the field.

For more information on RSC Fellowships, please visit: https://rsc-src.ca/en/fellows.

Fellowship and College Member Selection process –

In spring of each year, a call for suggestions for College and Fellowship nominations to the RSC will be launched.  Feedback on the packages submitted will be sought from those who currently sit in the RSC as Fellows or College members.  Feedback and nomination suggestions will be considered by the VPR and AVPR and then a final decision regarding nominations to be put forward that coming year will rest with the President.  The Grants Facilitators within the Office of Research and Innovation Services will be responsible for working with the nominees in an iterative way to develop and submit the nomination on behalf of the University of Lethbridge. 

If you have any questions, please contact Penny D’Agnone at penny.dagnone@uleth.ca.

 


Contact:

Penny D'Agnone | penny.dagnone@uleth.ca | (403) 382-7198