CRC Deadlines

Update: CRC Program is Changing to Three Submission Deadlines per Year

In order to allow increased flexibility for the submission of new and renewal nominations, resubmissions, and nominations to help institutions address their equity targets, as of April 2020 the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program will be introducing a three-cycle intake model. Intake dates will be April, September, and December.

Please see the Canada Research Chairs website for more details and the new 2020 intake dates.

For the April 20, 2020 Submission
February 3, 2020

New and renewal nominations: Please complete the CRC website forms, upload the associated attachments, and inform Glen Thomas (at ) that the nomination is ready for review, by this date. Paper copies are not needed. Applicants will also need to create and submit a new Proposal request using the RSO Researcher Homepage at this time and send the associated RES# to Glen Thomas. Please contact referees at this time asking them to send electronic copies of their letters to (see UA CRC "Getting Started Guide" for details); letters due to Glen Thomas by March 2.

Contact your Associate Dean (Research) and Kara Allanach (RSO) to discuss any possible Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) allocation related to an upcoming CRC application.

March 2, 2020

Deadline for electronic copy of letters of reference to be received by CRC Coordinator & Advisor. Letters should be sent to:

March 2, 2020

Results of the first internal review returned.

March 16, 2020

Nominations and renewal nominations: Please update all electronic files (on the CRC portal) for review and decision by the President's Advisory Committee for Senior Academic Appointments (PACSAA). Notify Glen Thomas ( ) when files are complete.

April 7, 2020

Results of the review by PACSAA returned to nominating team.

April 14, 2020

Approved nominations: Please complete any requested revisions to the forms and upload the revised attachments by this date. A single-sided original of the final complete nomination, bearing the original signature of the nominee in the spaces provided in the nomination form, should be delivered to VPRI Office (SAB 2-51) by this date. This is your final copy - electronic copy and hardcopy must be identical. Glen Thomas will obtain the Provost's signature on the original.

April 20, 2020

CRC Deadline: Glen Thomas will submit approved nominations electronically and send the signed hardcopies to the Chairs Secretariat (Ottawa).

Sept. 30, 2020

CRC decision.

Sept. 1, 2020

Earliest start date.

View the CRC Nomination Deadlines and Related Dates