Engineering & Science Research Award Deadlines January to May 15,
reshsc at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Jan 18 12:11:32 CST 2010
The following has been sent on behalf of Dr. Kevin Coombs, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicne.
Office of the Associate Dean (Research)
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From: Mya Kraft [mailto:mjkraft at cc.umanitoba.ca]
Subject: Engineering & Science Research Award Deadlines January to May 15, 2010
Dear NSERC Deans and ADRs/RLOs:
I am writing, on behalf of Dr. Janice Ristock, Associate Vice-President (Research), to give you a *newsflash* of local, national and international science and engineering related research award/honours opportunities. We have created a table below which outlines pertinent deadlines up to May 15, 2010. In this table, award names are hyperlinked to their descriptions below. The weblink will take you to the external award website.
Science and Engineering Award Deadlines (Local, National and International) present to May 15
Name of Award
RAA (UofM) internal deadline
Past U of M Winners
YMCA-YWCA Winnipeg Women of Distinction Awards
February 1, 2010
January 15, 2010
women of distinction
Numerous - Noralou Roos, Judy Anderson, etc.
World Cultural Council Albert Einstein Award of Science
February 26, 2010
einstein science award
Reh-Fit Centre Foundation Healthy Living Awards
February 26, 2010
February 12, 2010
healthy living award
Dean Kriellars, Bruce MacDonald, Elizabeth Ready
Science & Technology Foundation of Japan-The Japan Prize
February 28, 2010
February 12, 2010
Japan Prize information and communications systems
NSERC - John C. Polanyi Award
March 1, 2010
National Academy of Engineering (NAE)-Draper Prize
April 1, 2010
Canadian Science & Engineering-Hall of Fame
April 30, 2010
March 31, 2010
Hall of Fame
King Faisal Int'l Prize for Science- 2011 in Chemistry
May 1, 2010
NSERC-Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
April 1, 2010
Drs. Digvir Jayas and Noel White &CWB; Kenneth Standing (and team) & MDS Sciex.
NSERC - Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering
April 1, 2010
NSERC-Synergy Awards for Innovation 2010
April 1, 2010
8 U of M winners since 2000
NSERC-Innovation Challenge Award
March 1, 2010 for submitting student names
2 U of M finalists since 2006
*these award deadlines are based on last year's dates as these agencies have not yet sent out their 2010 call for proposals. They might be subject to change.
YWCA Women of Distinction Award - February 1
We have received the Call for Nominations for the above-noted awards with the deadline of 10:30 p.m., February 1, 2010. While only women may be nominated for an award, men, women or organizations may be nominators. The purpose of these nominations is to honor women who have made a unique and exemplary contribution to the development of others and our community. All nominees will be recognized at the annual YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards dinner on Wednesday April 28, 2010.
I encourage you to consider nominating women in your faculty. The categories for nominations include: Sport and Recreation; Arts and Culture; Business and the Professions; Community Voluntarism; Creative Communications; Education and Training; Health and Wellness; and Research and Innovation.
Nomination Criteria - available at http://www.ymcaywca.mb.ca/wod.html
Highlights: nominee must consent to her nomination
Previous nominees may be re-nominated
Past award recipients may be re-nominated in a different category
Nomination Package - not to exceed one page per question
Ø What are the nominee's unique and outstanding achievements?
Ø How has the nominee contributed to the well being of the community?
Ø How has the nominee contributed as a role model for other women?
Ø Provide up to two letters of support.
Ø Submit a digital photo.
Ø Resumé to be included (maximum 3 pages)
Ø Supply a biographical outline (80-120 words)
Should you require assistance with strategizing for success, such as discussing potential nominees, viewing copies of sample 'winning' nominations, or selecting and getting in touch with referees, please contact Ms. Kraft as soon as possible. If you would like for our office to review your nomination material, we ask that you please try and submit the complete package electronically (letters of support included) to Ms. Kraft no later than January 15, 2010 so an adequate review may be done.
World Cultural Council Albert Einstein-World Award of Science - February 26, 2010
I am writing, on behalf of Dr. Janice Ristock, Associate Vice-President (Research), to encourage nominations from your faculty/unit for the above-mentioned, prestigious award, the World Cultural Council Albert Einstein-World Award of Science. I would appreciate you giving serious consideration to candidates within your unit who you think would be worthy of nomination. The deadline for nominations to be submitted on-line is February 26, 2010.
This award was created as a means of recognition, and as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development. It takes into special consideration research which has brought true benefit and well-being to mankind. The recipient of the award is elected by the Interdisciplinary Committee, which is constituted of world renowned scientists, among them 25 Nobel laureates. The award consists of a Diploma, a Commemorative medal, and $10,000 (USD).
Attached please find the award notice and a listing of past winners. Please visit einstein science award for further information.
Should you require any assistance in completing this nomination, please do not hesitate to contact Mya Kraft, Research Awards Administrator. She is available to support and streamline this process for you, from compiling pertinent information to assisting with the web application. She can be reached at 474-8697 or by email at mya_kraft at umanitoba.ca.
Please give consideration to nominating suitable candidate(s) within your unit. Since the nomination must come from President Barnard, we would appreciate knowing immediately your decision regarding a nomination(s).
Reh-Fit Centre's Healthy Living annual award - February 26, 2010
I wanted to take the opportunity to remind you about the Reh-Fit Centre's Healthy Living annual award. Although it does not appear on their website, I've confirmed that the deadline for nominations will again be February 26, 2010. As you may or may not be aware, the U of M has had three winners recognized: Dean Kriellars, Elizabeth Ready and Bruce MacDonald. The link to last year's nomination form is http://ws742345.websoon.com/pdf/2009HLAnominationform.pdf as a reference for you.
In summary, this award recognizes individuals, corporations, organizations or groups who are making significant contributions to healthy living in the community. The nomination process is relatively straightforward requiring a two-page nomination letter describing the nominee's brief history as well as examples of how the individual (or group) has demonstrated positive actions promoting healthy living. Supplemental information such as relative news articles is also accepted in addition to the required two letters of support from appropriate sources.
Our office would be happy to provide a cover letter and send the nomination forward on behalf of the University of Manitoba, if you can provide the completed nomination package (including letters of support) to Mya kraft on or before February 12, 2010.
2011 Science & Technology Foundation of Japan-The Japan Prize - February 28
I am writing to encourage you to consider a nomination from your faculty for the prestigious Japan Prize. The Prize includes a monetary award of ¥50M (roughly equivalent to $600,000 Cdn) and is intended to recognize advanced breakthroughs in science and technology or work done in past where its significance has been recently appreciated.
The 2011 Japan Prize will be awarded to honor achievements that bring about remarkable progress in science and technology in the field of "information and communications," and make outstanding contributions to society by improving the safety and convenience of the lives of people through the creation of new industries, and improvement in productivity among other innovations. Computers have developed through fusion with networking technology to yield information and communication systems processing almost all information arising in the real world. As an indispensable social infrastructure that supports civil life as well as socio-economic activities, these systems have greatly contributed to the further advancement of science and technology and the creation of new cultures. In view of such circumstances, the enhancement of reliability and security of information and communication systems is becoming increasingly important in ensuring the safety and security of society and convenience in daily life. Such new issues need to be tackled in order to develop and advance our knowledge-based society on a global scale. Moreover, it is hoped that information and communications technologies, both in the software and hardware aspects, will be further developed and widely disseminated. More information is available at Japan Prize information and communications systems
I encourage you to consider nominating an individual from within your faculty who has made original and outstanding achievements in this area and would be appropriate for recognition. Please note the deadline for receipt of nominations is February 28, 2010. The VPRO would be happy to provide a cover letter and send the nomination forward on behalf of the University of Manitoba, if you can provide the completed nomination package to us on or before February 12, 2010. Should you require any assistance with preparing your nomination, please do not hesitate to contact Mya Kraft, Research Awards Administrator at 474-8697 or mya_kraft at umanitoba.ca.
NSERC John C. Polanyi Award - March 1
We have received an invitation to submit nominations for the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award which was introduced in 2005. This award recognizes and supports a university researcher or team of researchers whose work has led to a recent outstanding Canadian advance in any field of the natural sciences or engineering. The winning individual or team will receive a medal and a research grant of $250,000. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2010.
Please consider there many worthy candidates in your faculty and I encourage you to consider putting forward a nomination(s) for this prestigious award.
Eligibility criteria for this award include:
$ must be nominated by 2 active researchers from the Canadian science and engineering research community;
$ must hold an NSERC grant. If a team is being nominated, one team member must hold an NSERC grant; and
$ must have received NSERC support for the research that led to the advance for which the individual/team is being nominated;
$ no self nominations and no current NSERC Council members are eligible.
Further information on this program, including the nomination process and selection criteria, is provided on NSERC's website at Polanyi. Please let our office know whether you will be putting forward a nomination(s).
National Academy of Engineering (NAE)-Draper Prize - April 1
Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize honours an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information.
The Draper Prize is awarded annually, the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, and the prize recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines. National Academy of Engineering members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Draper Prize. The Call for Nominations for the 2011 prizes will began on January 4, 2010 and end on April 1, 2010.
The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame - April 30
The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame honours Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to society in developing science and engineering. In addition, the individuals recognized promote role models that will help attract young Canadians to careers in science, engineering and technology. Nominees should meet the following prioritized criteria:
-They must have contributed in an exceptional way to the advancement of science and engineering in Canada.
-Their work must have brought great benefits to society and their communities as a whole.
-They must possess leadership qualities that can serve as an inspiration to young Canadians to pursue careers in science, engineering or technology.
If you wish to prepare a nomination please visit the Hall of Fame website. The University's internal deadline for review of nomination material is March 31, 2010.
King Faisal International Prize in Science - 2011 prize in Chemistry
For more information visit the King Faisal prize website.
NSERC-Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering - May 1
I am writing to encourage you to help us select eligible research team(s) to nominate for The Brockhouse Canada Prize. The Prize ($250,000) is awarded to an outstanding team of Canadian researchers from different disciplines, who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering in the last six years.
Research teams must have at least two members who are independent researchers, one of whom must hold an NSERC grant. The team must still be working together at the time of the nomination. The nomination process and selection criteria are outlined on NSERC's website at Brockhouse. Our office would be pleased to discuss the criteria with you.
Previous winners include:
2008- University of Manitoba (Drs. Digvir Jayas and Noel White), along with their collaborators at the Canadian Wheat Board for Grain Storage Research.
2007- No prize was awarded.
2006- University of Manitoba (Drs. Kenneth Standing, Harry Duckworth, Hélène Perreault, Werner Ens, Oleg Krokhin, and John Wilkins), along with their collaborators at MDS Sciex and Agriculture and Agri Food Canada.
2005- University of British Columbia (Drs. Walter Hardy, Doug Bonn, and Ruixing Liang).
2004- University of Toronto (Drs. Sajeev John and Geoffrey Ozin.
At your earliest convenience, please let our office know if you plan to put a nomination forward. We have set an internal deadline for review of completed packages by April 1.
NSERC-Herzberg Medal - May 1
The NSERC Herzberg Medal, the Council's highest honour of $1M, recognizes research contributions characterized by both sustained excellence and overall influence of a body of work conducted in Canada in the natural sciences or engineering. The nominee's work must demonstrate a high degree of expertise, creativity, imagination, leadership, perseverance and dedication. The recipient may be a scientist or engineer from a Canadian university, government lab or private firm.
Candidates may be nominated by any individual or group; however, the nominators must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Posthumous or self nominations will not be accepted. Current NSERC Council members are not eligible for nomination.
For nomination requirements and instructions, please check the Herzberg website. At your earliest convenience, please let our office know if you plan to put a nomination forward. We have set an internal deadline for review of completed packages by April 1.
NSERC- Synergy Awards for Innovation - May 1
Do you know of an outstanding example of collaboration between researchers in your unit and an industrial partner(s)? This competition recognizes and rewards innovation in collaborative research and development in the natural sciences and engineering. Winning university researchers receive a $200,000 NSERC research grant and industry partners receive the prestigious Synergy sculpture and the opportunity to hire an NSERC Industrial R&D Fellow for two years (NSERC will bear the cost of the industrial portion of the fellow's salary).
For university research collaboration with:
. Small and Medium-Sized Companies (up to 500 employees)
. Large Companies (more than 500 employees)
. Two or More Companies (of any size)
. Leo Derikx Award: an established innovative model of long-standing university-industry partnership in pre-competitive R&D that has improved the general wellbeing of an industry.
We expect the deadline for entering the 2010 Synergy Awards will be May 1, 2010. Nomination guidelines can be found at the Synergy website. At your earliest convenience, please let our office know if you plan to put a nomination forward. We have set an internal deadline for review of completed packages by April 1.
NSERC Innovation Challenge Awards -May 15
Does you know of a graduate student whose research thesis has the potential to turn into a commercial product or process that might benefit Canadians? If so, your student might qualify to win one of NSERC's Innovation Challenge Awards. There are three awards: one $10,000 main prize and two $5,000 runner-up prizes as well as $1,000 for honourable mentions. For more detailed information, check out the innovation challenge website.
- student must be working on a Master's or Ph.D. in science, engineering or computer sciences
- research thesis must have the potential to turn into a commercial product, process or service that will benefit Canadians?
- will student be submitting or expect to submit thesis between May 1, 2009 and May 14, 2010?
- are they a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in Canada?
Contact Mya Kraft with your student's name, cv and summary of the innovation and we will work with you and your student to put together their proposal. Since the University is only able to submit TWO applications, please send in your suggestions no later than March 1, 2010 so that we can work with your student to generate a winning proposal.
For all of the above awards, please let us know if you will be putting forward a nomination(s). Do not hesitate to contact Mya Kraft, Research Awards Administrator (mya_kraft at umanitoba.ca or 474-8697) if you require further information. Ms. Kraft is also available to assist you in preparing a nomination, contacting references and providing you with guidance during this process.
Mya Kraft for Janice Ristock, Associate Vice-President (Research)
Research Awards Administrator
University of Manitoba
540 Machray Hall
phone: (204) 474-8697
cell: (204) 291-0620
fax: (204) 261-0325
emai: mya_kraft at umanitoba.ca
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