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Steacie Prize

Award NameSteacie Prize in the Natural Sciences
AgencySteacie Prize
Application due to FSc RO at for full review08-17-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review08-24-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review08-29-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 08-31-2023

Presented once a year to a scientist or engineer of 40 years of age or less for outstanding scientific research carried out in Canada.


Nominations should be made by a colleague.

Required Materials
  • An introductory letter explaining why the candidate should be considered for the prize (please include the candidate’s year of birth)
  • curriculum vitae with publication list
  • Letters of evaluation from a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 expert and independent external referees
  • 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

How to Apply

Nominations should be sent by e-mail (*.doc and/or *.pdf files please) to

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at