The Canada Research Chairs program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top five countries for research and development.
In 2000, the Government of Canada created a new permanent program to establish 2000 research professorships—Canada Research Chairs—in universities across the country by 2008. The Canada Research Chairs Program invests $300 million a year to attract and retain some of the world's most accomplished and promising minds.
The CRC program at McGill is under the purview of the Office of the Provost.
For a list of all the currently active CRC Chairs held at McGill, please visit the Office of the Provost.
The submission process is jointly coordinated through the Office of the Provost (contact naomi.belinsky [at] mcgill.ca (Naomi Belinsky) ) and the Strategic Initiatives (SI) unit.
Once a CRC or a CRC-CFI-JELF proposal is awarded, the Office of the Provost manages the CRC award and Strategic Initiatives (SI) unit manages the CFI award.