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NSERC Herzberg Medal

Description:The NSERC Herzberg Medal is the highest honour of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. It is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated sustained excellence and influence in research, for a body of work conducted in Canada that has substantially advanced the natural sciences or engineering fields.
Discipline(s):Natural Sciences & Engineering
Eligibility:The recipient may be a scientist or engineer from a Canadian university, government lab or private firm.
Value:In addition to the medal, the winner is guaranteed $1 million to use for his or her own university-based research or to direct in some related way such as the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships or chairs in his or her name in Canadian universities. The monetary award will be distributed over a five-year period.Two runners-up will receive $50,000, applicable to their university research or to the establishment of research scholarships, fellowships or chairs in their names in Canadian universities.
Application Procedures:Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group. The nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Contact Information:350 Albert Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H5 Tel.: 613-995-5829 Fax: 613-995-7753 E-mail:
Deadline:April 01

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