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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.

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 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 RSO “Getting Started Guide” for details); letters due at RSO 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.

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 RSO by this date. This is your final copy – electronic copy and hard copy 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.


Upcoming Submission Dates
RSO First Copies Submission CRC Submission Date CRC Decision Date Earliest Start Date
August 15, 2019 October 21, 2019 April 2020 April 1, 2020
 March 2, 2020 April 20, 2020  Sept. 30, 2020  Sept. 1, 2020