Nomination Process

James McGill Professor and William Dawson Scholar awards

Deans, Associate Deans (Research), Department Chairs, and Directors are encouraged to identify and nominate excellent researchers in their Faculties and Departments for vacant WDS, JMP, or DJMP awards. In so doing, Faculties are urged to be mindful of equity considerations and to ensuring McGill’s cohort of chair-holders is diverse by soliciting applications from individuals in under-represented groups, including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTT2SQ persons). Potential candidates should be encouraged to fill out the Employment Equity Survey and informed that this survey data is kept confidential.

Faculty decisions about nominations should be:

  • based on the candidate’s record of achievement; and
  • made pursuant to a review by a Faculty-level committee composed of at least three members including the Faculty Dean (or delegate) and Associate Dean (Research). The membership of the committee should be diverse, and include at least one woman.

Once a Faculty has identified its nominee(s), it will submit a nomination package for each nominee that includes:

  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of presentation from the nominee summarizing research and highly qualified personnel (HQP) training accomplishments, and a description of intended future research and its potential impact (2 pages, maximum); and
  • a letter of support jointly submitted by the nominee’s Dean and Department Chair/Director (1 page, maximum).

The same package shall be provided for any application for a JMP or WDS renewal.

  • For renewals only: the file includes a performance report of achievements prepared by the candidate. Contact crc.provost [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Performance%20Report%20Template) for the appropriate template.

Distinguished James McGill Professor awards

Where a Faculty intends to nominate a professor for a DJMP award, it will submit a nomination package that includes:

  • the nominee’s curriculum vitae; and
  • a letter of support jointly submitted by the nominee’s Dean and Department Chair/Director (1 page, maximum) explaining the candidate’s sustained scholarship of world-class caliber and international leadership.

Deadline

Forthcoming for 2023.

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