John Charles Polanyi PrizesTo
- $20,000 each
May beheld in conjunction with any other salary and research funding support
Deadlines are set by COU and each institution is allowed to submit up to three (3) applications per prize area:
- October – Competition opens and application is available
- December 1, 2017 – Deadline to submit electronic applications to Mihaela Harmos in SGPS
- January 31, 2018 – Deadline for SGPS to submit nominations to COU
An assessor’s letter should provide an evaluation of the applicant’s research or scholarship to date and the research or scholarship to be undertaken. In particular, the assessor should explain why the research is worthy of a John Charles Polanyi Prize, paying particular attention to the selection criteria outlined below.
Each assessor’s letter should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org in SGPS (i.e., not via the applicant) no later than December 1, 2017.
- Be normally resident in Ontario
Have received your doctoral degree from any recognized university in the world on or after September 1, 2014, or, if the doctoral degree has not yet been awarded, be confident that you will have completed all degree requirements by April 30, 2018 (an applicant who was on parental leave between the time of completion of the doctorate and the time of application may have their period of eligibility extended by six months);The prizes are awarded to assist the recipients in their research and professional development.
Either be planning to continue to post-doctoral studies, or hold a faculty appointment, in a recognized publicly assisted university in Ontario.