(From the Canada Research Chairs Program web site)
The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. They improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada's international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people through student supervision, teaching, and the coordination of other researchers' work.
Tier 1 Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable, are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. For each Tier 1 Chair, the university receives $200,000 annually for seven years.
Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years.
- To learn further about this program, please consult the Program’s web site: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx
- To inquire about uOttawa nomination possibilities, please approach the Vice-Dean, Research of the appropriate faculty.
- To know more about the exceptional Canada Research Chair Chairholders at the University and their innovative research, please visit http://research.uottawa.ca/chairs/canada-research-chairs
- For current CRC Chairholders seeking renewal at the university level, please consult the following web page: http://research.uottawa.ca/chairs-office/chairs/chairs/canada-research-chairs-program/renewal