Student Leadership Award - OPEN until April 30, 2024

Student Leadership Award - OPEN until April 30, 2024

Nominations Open until April 30 2024.

Eligibility:  To be awarded to a student or postdoctoral fellow who is an MSC-SMC member in good standing and currently enrolled or affiliated with a Canadian Institution.


Evaluation Criteria: The candidate will self-nominate for the award. The candidate will provide a 250-word description of why they are a good candidate for the award, their CV, and the name of a reference who can provide a one-page letter in support of their candidacy.


Frequency: Case-by-case basis, as frequently as once per year at the MSC/SMC Annual Meeting.


Recipient will receive: $250 from the MSC/SMC + certificate + registration for the annual meeting to receive award. The recipient is encouraged to apply for a CFDM or Gerard T. Simon award for travel bursaries.


Nomination Process: 

  1. Nominations will be solicited by email sent to all current MSC/SMC members. Candidates will self nominate. Nominations will be submitted through the MSC/SMC website. The nominations process will be open for 4 weeks. 
  2. Nominated candidates will be reviewed to confirm they meet the eligibility criteria, and contacted to determine if they accept the nomination. The candidate will provide through the MSC/SMC website:
    • The nominee will submit a 250-word statement of why they are good candidates for the award.
    • A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.
    • reference letter of support from an established MSC member.

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The required documentation can be attached to the form using the File (1), File (2) and File (3) buttons at the bottom of the General Information pane of the application form. There is no need to fill in the University Information pane.

Application Form

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