Call for Nominations for the 2022 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards


Ottawa, ON, November 23, 2021— Nominations are now open for the 2022 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards! These national awards invite Canadian youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each towards their studies at a Canadian university, college or CÉGEP. Two of these awards will be exclusively given to Indigenous students.

The application deadline for the 2022 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards is January 14, 2022.

In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
  • between 16 and 18 years old by the application deadline;
  • recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments in a formal or informal capacity;
  • maintaining a minimum academic average of 80% or higher over the last year of study;
  • preparing to enroll in the fall 2022 in their first year of post-secondary education (university, college or CÉGEP) in a STEAM field at a Canadian institution.

The 2022 Ingenium – NSERC STEAM Horizon Awards are made possible by a consortium of partners and sponsors, including the Ingenium Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Indspire, Lockheed Martin Canada, and Syncrude Canada Ltd.

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“Ingenium is proud to inspire the next generation of young Canadians to pursue their education and careers in STEAM fields. As part of our mission to encourage creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and inclusivity, these awards recognize the amazing achievements of Canada’s next generation of leaders.”

- Christina Tessier, President and CEO of Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

“Each year, the STEAM Horizon Awards provide Canadians with a glimpse of the next generation of young research leaders with the visions and breakthroughs that will shape our future. As Canada’s largest supporter of discovery and innovation, we at NSERC are delighted to celebrate the ideas, innovations and achievements of these talented students and the inspiring impacts they have among their peers and within their communities.”

-Danika Goosney, Vice-President, Research Grants and Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


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Philippe Tremblay
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

About Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Ingenium oversees three national museums of science and innovation in Ottawa - the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum— and the new lngenium Centre, which houses an exceptional collection, research institute, and digital innovation lab.

lngenium takes science engagement to the next level by co-creating participatory experiences, acting as community hubs and connectors, helping Canadians contribute to solving global challenges, and creating a collective impact which extends far beyond the physical spaces of our museums.

Ingenium is a vital link between science and society. Our engaging digital content, outreach programs, travelling exhibitions, and collaborative spaces help to educate, entertain, and engage audiences across Canada and around the world.

About the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

NSERC invests over $1.2 billion each year in natural sciences and engineering research in Canada. Our investments deliver discoveries—valuable world-firsts in knowledge claimed by a brain trust of over 11,000 professors. Our investments enable partnerships and collaborations that connect the makers and users of discoveries. Research partnerships established by NSERC help inform research and development and solve scale-up challenges.

NSERC also provides scholarships and hands-on training experience for more than 30,000 post-secondary students and post-doctoral fellows. These young researchers will be the next generation of science and engineering leaders in Canada.