Governor's Award Additional Information


For publicity purposes, Governor's Award recipients grant permission to the Bank of Canada to publicly communicate their names and qualifications.

The Bank does not retain or claim ownership of, or exploitation rights to, intellectual property developed by the recipients. However, recipients are required to cite the Bank as a source of funding in any relevant publication that appears during the two-year award term or resulting from work done during the term of the award.

Change of Status

The recipient must notify the Bank of a change of status regarding his or her affiliation with the university.

Leave of Absence

With the agreement of the university concerned, recipients would continue to be eligible for the Governor’s Award during a paid sabbatical year.

The award may be discontinued at any time during its two-year term in the event that the recipient no longer works at a Canadian university.

The award may be suspended during a recipient's unpaid leave of absence. However, if the recipient is in his/her second year of the Governor’s Award, the award cannot be resumed and will be discontinued. In the event the recipient is on an unpaid leave of absence, the recipient must confirm to the Bank by the end of January if he/she is returning to a position as assistant or associate professor at a Canadian university. If the Governor’s Award is discontinued or suspended (maximum a year), the Bank may ask for repayment of some or all of the unused funds.