Young Investigator Award (Certificate)

1) Eligible candidates must be a member of the CSMS

2) Eligible candidates must be within 15 years of receiving their PhD

3) Applicants must currently hold a position in Canada, OR be of Canadian citizenship working abroad

4) Application should consist of:

• a cover letter outlining the candidate’s most significant contributions since obtaining their PhD the candidate’s CV;

• 2 or more letters of support from people outside the candidate’s immediate workplace who can comment on the impact of their contributions.

• Additional support letters from 'work colleagues' will be accepted as supplementary documentation of support.

5) Candidates will be chosen based on the impact they have made thus far, with anticipation of the future impact of the work as a secondary consideration

The nomination deadline for the 2020 Young Investigator Award is May 17th, 2020.


Nominations will be held and considered for 3 years (if eligibility criteria remains)


Please send your nominations to Kerry Peru:

Kerry M. Peru
Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division
Water Science and Technology Directorate
Science and Technology Branch
Environment Canada
11 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon, SK., S7N 3H5


Previous CSMS Young Investigator Award Recipients:

Dajana Vuckovic (2019), Jeff Smith (2018)