Colton Medal for Research Excellence

Information and Communication Technology


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Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 23rd, August 2022

External Deadline: Friday 26th, August 2022


CMC Microsystems has honoured microsystems and nanotechnology research excellence in Canada for more than 25 years through its annual Douglas R. Colton award.

I am pleased to announce the opening of candidate nominations for the 2022 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence. A prestigious award for graduate researchers in the field of microsystems or nanotechnologies, the Colton award includes a monetary prize of $4,500 and recognizes excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in:

•    Microelectronics
•    Photonics &Optoelectronics
•    Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), Nanofabrication and Integration
•    Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge AI (artificial intelligence)
•    Quantum
•    Embedded software

The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 26, 2022.  Candidates for the award must be nominated by:
•    University research offices; or
•    Companies in micro and nano systems related sectors in Canada; or
•    Jointly by a university and a company.

Any post-secondary institution eligible for support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or any microsystems-related company in Canada may nominate one person per year.

The presentation of the Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence will take place in the fall.

Please circulate this information widely. More information including nomination guidelines and eligibility requirements can be found at:

CMC Microsystems is delighted to sponsor an award promoting recognition of microsystems research excellence in Canada.

Funding Sources

CMC Microsystems

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: July 12, 2022