Major new investment in diverse research talent ushers in a new era for discovery in Canada
Government News Release November 13, 2018
Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced significant investments in the Canada Research Chairs Program (CRCP) to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
The announcement includes a new investment of $210 million over the next five years, through Budget 2018, that will add 285 new chairs. This announcement also includes a boost for early career researchers and new and currently active Tier 2 Chairs who are receiving an additional supplement of up to $20,000 to help them establish their research projects. This is in recognition of what was heard during consultations with the research community–a need for a boost to propel young researchers’ careers forward.
The Government of Canada is also investing more than $156 million for 187 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 49 institutions across Canada from the most recent competition.
Several new chairs related to sustainable technology have been created as part of this program. The full list of chairs is available here.