The Steacie Prize - 2022

The Steacie Prize

The Steacie Prize is administered by the Trustees of the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fund, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.

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The Steacie Prize is a $10,000 prize awarded annually to a young scientist or engineer for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada. In his position as President of the National Research Council of Canada, Dr. E.W.R. Steacie did much to encourage young people and arrange optimum circumstances for their research.


The Steacie Prize is awarded to scientists 40 years of age or younger who have made notable contributions to research in Canada. Extensions beyond the 40 year age requirement are permitted for official leaves, including parental and sick leave, and must be specified in the nomination letter.

Nomination Process

Nominations should be made by a colleague.  A complete nomination will consist of:

  • a nomination letter explaining why the candidate should be considered for the prize and giving the candidate's date of birth;
  • a CV with publication list; and
  • names and co-ordinates (physical address, email, and phone) of 5 to 6 independent referees with recognized expertise in the candidate’s field.


All files should be .doc or .pdf format and should be no longer than 25 pages. Submission is by email to


For central coordination and submission of your nomination please contact by May 5, 2022

The nomination submission deadline is June 30, 2022.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)