The nomination process for the Dickson Prize is conducted in three phases.
First, the provost seeks suggestions from deans, department heads and university professors in technical fields relevant to the prize. Brief descriptions of potential nominees, including biographical material, career highlights and major reasons why the individuals should be considered for the award, are submitted.
Secondly, after reviewing the set of suggested names, the university professors choose a small subset to be considered nominees for the award. They then work with the person(s) or department(s) who initially suggested the individual on obtaining more detailed information about the nominees, their careers and their contributions to their fields.
Finally, the university professors meet to vote on the award recipient.
Deans, department heads and university professors are welcome to submit suggestions for the next Dickson Prize in Science (to be presented in spring 2018) to the Office of the Provost.