Canada announces $248M for 34 new CERCs 


The Government of Canada has announced $248M in funding to support 34 new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs) at 18 Canadian postsecondary institutions. Annual funding of $1M or $500K for eight years will be provided to support the new chairs as they establish research facilities, leverage domestic and international partnerships, innovate, train junior scholars and scientists, and support economic and social advances. Recipients will also contribute to their institutions’ research and train scholars and scientists. “This new cohort of CERCs will help our postsecondary institutions fulfill ambitious research objectives, address critical challenges facing our planet and better prepare us for the Canada of the future,” said CERC Steering Committee Chair Ted Hewitt.

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