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$89M awarded to Canada Research Chairs; $3.7M for infrastructure


Ottawa, ON – The federal government has announced support for 102 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 33 post-secondary institutions across the country. The funding total for this round is $88.8 million.

A full list of chairholders receiving funding is listed here.

At the same time, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced $3,671,032 in new funding for research infrastructure that will support the latest appointments to the Canada Research Chairs program. The funds will be used to equip these academics with state-of-the-art infrastructure that will enable them to conduct world-class research.

A cumulative list of CFI funding recipients can be found here.

“Investing in cutting-edge research infrastructure continues to have a transformative impact on Canadian research,” said Dr. Gilles Patry, president and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation. “With the right tools, Canada Research Chairs can make the kinds of advancements in their field that will provide solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.”