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McMaster invites top-tier international researchers to apply for Canada Research 150 Chairs

Exceptional scholars and researchers, from all disciplines, and every career stage, are invited to apply to one of our six Faculties.

July 17, 2017

McMaster University is seeking outstanding, internationally-based researchers (including Canadian expatriates) for consideration as Canada 150 Research Chairs nominees.

The Canada 150 Research Chairs program will invest $117.6 million to enhance Canada’s reputation as a global centre for science, research and innovation excellence, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. It will provide Canadian universities with a one-time investment to attract top-tier, internationally based scholars and researchers to Canada.

Only researchers who are internationally based at the time of the application (both working and residing outside of Canada), including Canadian expatriates, are eligible for the program. Researchers who are already at a Canadian institution are not eligible. Please consult the Canada 150 Research Chairs website ( for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

McMaster values a diverse community and encourages applications from highly qualified candidates with skills and abilities that will contribute to the values of equity, diversity and inclusivity in research, teaching and the workplace.  McMaster has a strong commitment to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. We also appreciate that these identity positions do not occur in isolation from one another.

Candidates are asked to submit their applications by July 31, 2017 to one of our six Faculties. Information about each Faculty, their selection criteria, and how to apply for a Canada 150 Research Chair in each of the respective Faculties, plus a list of FAQs can be found at: