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Governor’s Award nominations

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

The nomination period for the 2024 Fellowship Program Awards is now closed.


A Canadian university may nominate one or more candidates who meet the eligibility criteria.


The nominating university and the independent referees are required to submit their nomination documents as individual files by .

To be submitted by the nominating university

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

Send a nomination letter signed by an official representative of the university (e.g., President, Dean of the Department / School of Business, etc.) which includes confirmation that the nominee meets the eligibility requirements and is in good standing (1 to 2 pages recommended). In drafting the nomination letter, please keep in mind that the Fellowship Nominating Committee is comprised of academic members and other executives with varying degrees of subject matter expertise.

3. Curriculum vitae

Send the nominee’s curriculum vitae (CV) and a CV summary which lists, for the past 10 years:

  • wholly-written books and book chapters
  • published and forthcoming articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals
  • working papers
  • conference proceedings
  • research grants and awards

In the summary it is not necessary to include:

  • edited volumes or textbooks
  • papers in progress, papers under review or papers presented at seminars or conferences
  • newspaper articles, book/paper reviews
  • online works, blogs or courses
  • reprinted articles
  • teaching awards, travel grants
  • 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 These may be either published or unpublished and authored or co-authored by the nominee.

To be submitted by independent referee

1. Reference letter

The nominee is encouraged but not required to have an independent referee submit a letter on their behalf. A signed copy of the letter should be sent by the referee directly by .

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