About the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Nominees Program
McMaster University is seeking outstanding researchers for consideration as Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) nominees.
The CERC program offers eligible Canadian, degree-granting institutions an opportunity to establish highly-funded research chairs in the areas that align with the Government of Canada’s science, technology and innovation priorities.
Nominees must be full professors or associate professors expected to be promoted to full professor within one or two years of the nomination. Alternatively, if they come from outside the academic sector, nominees must possess the qualifications necessary to be appointed at these levels.
Researchers who hold a full-time academic appointment at a Canadian institution are eligible to be nominated; however, they may not be nominated by the institution at which they currently hold their appointment. If an institution nominates a researcher who is currently at a Canadian institution, the institution must demonstrate the net benefit to the country in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another. Please consult the Canada Excellence Research Chair Program website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.
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For more information on the selection criteria and how to apply from each Faculty, please visit the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Nominees resource page.