Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)
Canada Research Chairs (CRC)
In 2000, the Government of Canada created the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program, a permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships - Canada Research Chairs - in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country. The Canada Research Chairs program invests $300 million per year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds. Allocation of Chairs to individual universities is based on the funding received by researchers from the three federal granting agencies – CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC – in the three years prior to the year of the allocation.
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cancer Genomics and Systems Biology
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Health and Social Justice
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Imaging & Artificial Intelligence
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Plant-based Foods for Nutrition and Health
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Space Environment Physics
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Social and Cultural Decision Making in Engineering Design
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Developmental Origins of Health and Disease in Indigenous People
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Storytelling
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) - Energy Technology
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Indigenous Community-Engaged Scholarship
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Analytical Environmental Chemistry
Looking for other opportunities?
Call for Canada Research Chair theme areas (June 2018)
Nominate a Canada Research Chair (Note: All nominations must be entered on-line)
- U of S CRC Nomination Process (click chart for nomination process)
- CRC Program Nomination Process
- John R Evans Leaders Fund - Funding for infrastructure associated with a Canada Research Chair
Renew a Canada Research Chair
- U of S CRC Renewal Process (click chart for renewal process)
- CRC Program Renewal Process
Administration of the CRC Award
- CRC Program Information on Administering Award
Strategic Research Plan
For information on the Canada Research Chairs program at the University of Saskatchewan, contact Doreen Canillas at 306-966-2452
- CRC Public Accountability Requirements (updated October 26, 2017)
- CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (updated February 4, 2019)
- CRC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Progress Report (December 17, 2018)
Centennial Enhancement Chairs
NSERC Industrial Research Chairs (IRC)
NSERC IRCs assist universities in partnering with industry to build on existing strengths to achieve critical mass in a major research endeavour, build capacity in an industry-relevant research field currently undeveloped in Canada and provide an enhanced training environment for graduate students by exposing them to industry-unique research challenges in natural sciences or engineering.
Externally Sponsored Research Chairs
Alexandra King, Cameco Chair in Aboriginal Health
Kent McNeill, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair
Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chairs
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture SRP was introduced in 1986 with a commitment to funding research chairs to ensure that Saskatchewan has the capacity to develop new agricultural knowledge and technologies relevant to Saskatchewan climatic conditions. Each chair represents an area of strategic importance where Saskatchewan previously lacked intellectual capacity. These chairs are tenable for 5 years.
Agri-Food Innovation Fund (AFIF) Chairs
In addition to the SRP Chairs, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture has also created four Agri-Food Innovation Chairs to complement and strengthen expertise at the university.