The Faculty of Science announces the annual Faculty of Science Research Excellence Awards. These awards are independent of other awards at Carleton and are announced at the Faculty of Science Holiday Event in December.

The purpose of the Faculty of Science Research Excellence Awards (FS-REA) is to recognize research excellence in the Faculty of Science. Specifically, these awards are intended to recognize the research productivity of the recipients.

There shall be up to three (3) awards per year, one in each of the three ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor). The value of the award is $5000 and will take the form of an unrestricted research fund. The start date of the award will be May 1 following the date of application.

Faculty members who have held a position in a professorial rank in the Faculty of Science for at least two calendar years immediately before the year of the application are eligible to apply (for example, an applicant applying in 2018 will have held a position in a professorial rank since January 1, 2016). Applicants will be considered for the award by the rank held as of September 30, two years prior to the application date. A faculty member may win the award only once during his/her tenure in a given rank; however, there are no restrictions on the number of times an individual can apply.

Candidates can be either nominated (with the nominee’s consent) by a colleague or department/school tenure and promotion committees, or apply directly.

Please note:

Applicants/nominees with eligible leaves of absence during the assessment period (e.g., medical, parental, eldercare) are invited to:

  • Indicate the leave and the length of the leave*
  • Extend the period of reporting back by the length of the leave  (for example, an applicant for a Science Research Achievement Award with a leave of 6 months taken within the last 2 years would report on research accomplishments over the last 2.5 years)

Applicants/nominees with COVID impacts that resulted in career slowdowns but not formal leaves of absence: 

  • Indicate the approximate percent reduction in time due to COVID circumstances (e.g., 50% reduction in research time due to caring responsibilities) or impacts on activities (e.g., inability to undertake field work or experiments)*

*For both leaves and career slowdowns, stating the nature of the circumstances (e.g., medical, bereavement, family responsibilities, special, COVID etc.) is sufficient.  No further detail is required.

Nomination/application deadline is November 30: Submit online application

  1. Up to one page (letter size with 12pt font size) application, containing the following information (if applicable):
  • Applicant Name, current rank, unit, rank two years ago, date of employment (at a professor rank), and email address.
  • Rationale for choice of publication outlets
  • Author and publication convention in your field
  • Your role in the co-authored publications
  • Additional information about the contributions that you may wish to highlight.  This can include a discussion of the context, importance, or impact.
  1. A list of all peer-reviewed research contributions published within the previous two calendar years (for example, if the application is made in 2018, only publications in 2016 and 2017 should be included. All accepted or submitted work should NOT be included). This can include peer-reviewed journal publications, books, book chapters, and conference publications. Include the full authorship as it appears in the original publication, year, title, name and volume of the publication, and the first and last page numbers as appropriate.

All candidates should be considered and the recipients of the awards will be decided by the Faculty of Science Chairs and Directors Committee.