Transfer for Canada Research Chairs
- The Canada Research Chairs Program is a program administered by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, or SSHRC, which supports university-based research.
- In these Estimates, SSHRC and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, or NSERC, are transferring $340,000 to National Defence in support of this Program.
- National Defence will use this funding to conduct research in a variety of areas, including:
- innovations in electromagnetics and the future of communications;
- archival research on how military coalitions function in war and peace; and
- research on how self-assembly and nanomaterials could improve sustainable energy use and provide more effective drug delivery systems.
- The Canada Research Chairs Program stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development.
- In 2000, the Government of Canada created a permanent program to establish 2,285 research professorships, Canada Research Chairs, in eligible degree-granting institutions across the country.
- The Canada Research Chairs Program is a tri-agency initiative of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. It is administered by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, which is housed within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
- Of the total 2,285 Chairs, 2,148 are regular allocations, distributed by area of research as follows:
- 837 Chairs (39%) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
- 837 Chairs (39%) Canadian Institutes of Health Research
- 474 Chairs (22%) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
- The Royal Military College of Canada holds five Research Chairs.
- Professors at the Royal Military College of Canada conduct research in areas such as: defence policy, cyber security, electronic warfare, space and critical infrastructure. This research is directly relevant to the needs of the CAF, and often in support of operations.
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