6. Letters of support from three referees
Three letters must be provided in support of the nominee. Referees must be established authorities in the field who have not worked with the nominee on the project being recognized, are not affiliated with the nominee’s current institution, and do not have a personal relationship with the nominee.
Note: In the case of the Talent Award, referees may be affiliated with the nominee’s current institution.
Letters of support must:
- be dated and signed;
- include the referee's name, position, affiliation, email address and telephone number;
- include the name of the nominee and the period of time and capacity in which the referee has known the nominee; and
- offer an overall assessment of the nominee's accomplishments, including examples of how these achievements fulfill the evaluation criteria outlined above.