Supporting Faculty and Their Institutions

Canada Research Chairs Program

The Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program is designed to attract the best talent from Canada and around the world by establishingprestigious research professorshipsin Canadian universities that promote research excellence in health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, and social sciences and humanities.  More information

Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program

The Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Program helps Canadian universities build on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. This program awards successful chairholders, and their research teams, up to $10 million over seven years to establish ambitious research programs in Canada. More Information

Leaders Opportunity Fund

The CFI complements the investments of NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR through its Leaders Opportunity Fund which assists universities in attracting and retaining excellent faculty. The program also offers an opportunity for joint submission under its various streams. More information

Indirect Costs Program

The Indirect Costs Program assists Canadian post-secondary institutions with the hidden costs of research. Introduced in 2003, this program provides Canadian universities and colleges with an annual grant to help pay for a portion of their indirect costs of research.  More information