Canada Research Chairs Program

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) is designed to attract and retain the best talent from Canada and around the world, and to help Canadian universities achieve research excellence in the fields of health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities. Since the program was launched in 2000, chairholders have continued to improve Canadians’ depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen the country’s international competitiveness, and support training for the next generation of highly skilled people to help Canada prosper in the global economy. The CRCP currently supports nearly 1,700 research professorships at more than 70 universities across Canada. Of these positions, 160 researchers have been recruited from abroad, including 75 Canadian expatriates returning home.Footnote 1

For information on the researchers, please consult their detailed chairholder profiles.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians through investments in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment at universities, colleges, research hospitals and not-for-profit research institutions. A complete list of the CFI’s contributions is available on the CFI website.

Research Support Fund

The Research Support Fund is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The Research Support Fund assists Canadian postsecondary institutions with the costs associated with managing their research enterprise, helping them to maintain a world-class research environment. More information can be found on its website.


Footnote 1

Data from statistics package produced January 19, 2016.

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