CSA Fellow Award

Description of Award

The Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy is given to a duly nominated member with 10 years or more of regular membership with a distinguished record of service in any field of agronomy in Canada. The recipient of a Fellowship Award will be named “Fellow of the Canadian Society of Agronomy”. The award shall be made at the AGM/Conference of the CSA and the recipient will be given a suitably inscribed plaque. CSA will cover conference registration for the winner.

Eligibility of Nominees

The CSA may award a Fellowship to a member of the CSA according to the following provisions:

  1. Candidate must be a member of the CSA with at least 10 years (not necessarily successive years) active membership;
  2. Candidate must have a distinguished record of service in any field of agronomy.
  3. Candidate must have been actively engaged in research, teaching, extension, or administration or some combination thereof, in Canada for at least 10 years but less than 20 years. Research, teaching, extension, and/or administrative contributions from other geographic location(s) will be considered.

Service to CSA is an important consideration, but is not a primary selection criterion. A member can only receive a given Award once, but, in a career, a member may qualify for all three awards (Early-Career Agronomist, Fellowship and Distinguished Agronomist). Current members of the Awards Committee are ineligible for nomination.

Eligibility of nominators

Nominations may be made by any active member of CSA who has had continuous active membership in CSA for at least five years. A member may nominate only one person for each award in a given year.

Nomination Procedure

Download the nomination Form at the bottom of this page. The nomination and letters of recommendation should be sent by email in a standard electronic format to the Chair of the Awards committee or the CSA Executive Director.

Each application must contain:

  1. the nomination and
  2. two supporting letters. 

Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 15 of the nominating year unless there is a general notification of an alternate deadline.

Preparation of the best nomination possible for an exceptional colleague is a compliment to both the nominee and the nominator and it provides the maximum possibility that the nominee will be selected to receive the award. Obtaining the assistance of the nominee in supplying information is permissible and should improve the accuracy and completeness of the documentation. Clearly identifying and evaluating the nominee’s contributions are the most important parts of the nomination because the nominees will be ranked primarily on this basis.

The Awards Committee may contact the Nominator or the authors of the letter or reference for clarification or elaboration of the information provided.

Selections made by the Awards Committee are final and are not appealable.

CSA Fellow Nomination Form (346.5 KiB, 9 downloads)