The SSHRC Gold Medal for Achievement in Research is the highest honour given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). It is awarded to an individual “whose leadership, dedication, and originality of thought have significantly advanced understanding in his or her field of research, enriched Canadian society, and contributed to the country’s cultural and intellectual life.” As well as the gold medal, the award includes $100,000 to be used for research, training or other academic activities.
A nominee must be (1) a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination; (2) an active researcher in the social sciences and humanities; (3) affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary public institution or with a non-profit community organization that is eligible to receive and administer SSHRC funds.
Any citizen or permanent resident of Canada may nominate an eligible candidate. Nominations must be sent by mail and must arrive on or before the deadline. For nomination requirements, visit [ ]http://www.sshrc.ca/web/winning/prize/gold_e.asp
Further information on the SSHRC Gold Medal may be obtained from:
Fellowships and Institutional Grants Division, SSHRC, 350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1610, Ottawa, ON K1P 6G4 Tel.: (613) 996-7219, Fax: (613) 943-1329, E-mail: [ ]firstname.lastname@example.org