Governor’s Award Nominations

Find out the eligibility and process for Governor’s Award nominations.

The nomination period for the 2021 Fellowship Program Awards will be open from September 8 to November 30, 2020.


A Canadian university may nominate one or more candidates. Each candidate must meet the eligibility criteria.


The following parties must submit their nomination documents to by November 30, 2020.

Submitted by the Nominating University

The university is to send the following documents on behalf of the nominee:

1. Cover page

Send a cover page with this information about the nominee:

  • name
  • position/title
  • department
  • PhD information (year obtained and field of study)
  • mailing address
  • telephone number (work and home)
  • email address
  • Google Scholar ID Link
  • ORCID ID Link (optional)

2. Nomination letter

A nomination letter signed by an official representative of the university (e.g. University President, Dean of the Department / School of Business, etc.) confirming that the nominee is in good standing and meets the eligibility requirements (1 to 2 pages).

3. Curriculum vitae

Send the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Include with it a summary listing the following:

  • wholly-written books (other than edited volumes or textbooks)
  • published and forthcoming articles (2009 to 2019)
    • Include: refereed and non-refereed journal articles, chapters in books and discussant’s comments
    • Do not include: working papers, papers in progress, papers under review, papers presented at seminars or conferences, newspaper articles, book/paper reviews, online works, blogs or courses, or reprinted articles
  • research grants and awards (2009 to 2019)
    • Do not include: teaching awards, travel grants, or visiting professor, chair or distinguished scholar positions

4. Research program and plan

Send a document that describes the nominee’s current research program, and the research planned during the period of the Award. The document should be a maximum of 6 pages including references and works cited.

5. Recent paper and four abstracts

Send a copy of a recent paper by the nominee, together with abstracts of four additional papers. These may be either published or unpublished and authored or co-authored by the nominee.

Submitted by Independent Referee

6. Reference letter (optional)

If the nominee would like to provide a reference, they may submit a letter from an independent referee. A signed copy of the letter should be sent by the referee to .