Canada Research Chairs has announced that as of April 2020, the Canada Research Chairs Program will introduce a three-cycle intake model. The change is designed to: allow increased flexibility for new and renewal nominations and resubmissions, allow for a more rapid decision cycle, help institutions address potential equity gaps more quickly, and allow the program to more closely align with participating agencies’ processes. CRC notes that changes to information regarding the move will appear on their website shortly.
The required changes to information regarding the move to three cycles on the Canada Research Chairs website and that of partner agency, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), are scheduled to take place shortly. In the coming weeks, institutions will also receive revised utilization spreadsheets with updated renewal dates for their current chairs. In the interim, and to help with planning, the new 2020 intake dates are:
|Cycle||Intake deadline||Expected decision||Earliest start date|
|2020-1||April 20, 2020||September 30, 2020||September 1, 2020|
|2020-2||September 20, 2020||February 26, 2021||February 1, 2021|
|2020-3||December 14, 2020||May 31, 2021||May 1, 2021|