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Proposal for Internal Research Chairs Program

Robert Haché, Vice President, Research & Innovation


Context for Internal Research Chairs Proposal

University Academic plan identifies the “


ntensification of research

” as a primary objective for York.

Successful intensification of research, scholarship and creative activity depends on the presence of a suite of resources accessible to researchers

In different fields

At different stages of career

With different kinds of projects at different stages of development



Research intensive Universities in Canada target research chairs and professorships for upwards of 10% of full time



Chairs at York

Over 1400

faculty -5 Externally


unded Research Chairs

28 endowed chairs

-4 Research Salary Awards


Canada Research Chairs


Building the tool box of research supports

Seed funds:

Start up funds

CFI Leaders opportunity funds

York Incentive Grants

York Seminar for Advanced Research funding

SSHRC small grants

Faculty seed funds

VPRI and Faculty contributions to various research events and activities (workshops, conferences etc.)

Travel Funds


Faculty based programs and ad hoc

SSHRC grants in aid of travel


Building the tool box of research supports

Research supports to individuals:

Research officer supports

Community of Science funding database (PIVOT)

Faculty research offices

Research services supports to individuals

Internal peer review and mentorship

Knowledge mobilization and research commercialization supports

Matching funds and development support for early researcher awards

Nomination supports for research prizes and awards


Building the tool box of research supports

Research services in support of groups

Research Directors and Research officers

Strategic Research Programs Group in RSO

Internal peer review of large scale projects through SPORT

External peer review as beneficial

Matching funding, student support and teaching release

Support in building community partnerships and developing external contributions to research projects

Support of Research Institutes and Centers


Supporting the Development of Research

Providing time and recognition for research

Research related teaching release program

Release associated with leadership of large collaborative projects

Release for ORU Directors


Research Chairs

and Professorships

Canada Research Chairs

Internal Term Research Chairs Program (York Research Chairs)

Distinguished Research Professorships


York Research Chairs (Proposal)

To develop an internal research chairs program that mirrors the Canada Research Chairs program and builds on world-renowned research across the institution

Proposed YRCs

Two Tiers I, II


Minor Research Grant

Teaching release/expectations



competitively based on criteria of excellence in research and scholarship, and contributions to research



York Research Chairs (Proposal)

Complementation of YRCs and CRCsYRCsTier I five years renewable based on open competitionTier II, fifteen years post first academic appointmentFocused internally

CRCsTier I, seven years renewableTier II, ten years post highest degreeFocused externally and aligned strategically


York Research Chairs (Proposal)

Initial rollout: 20 Chairs subsidized centrally through VPRI

4 Chairs per year over 5 years

Nomination made according to Faculty processes

Final internal

recommendation to President from the

VPRI in consultation with the


Potential for Faculties to develop additional, unsubsidized, YRCs based on the availability of funding

YRCs will be distributed broadly to support research in all areas and disciplines


York Research Chairs (Proposal)

Benefits of Chairs (aligned with CRC)Financing of Chairs-Minor research grant 100% covered through VPRI yrs. 1-5-Yrs. 6+ minor research grant subsidized by VPRI

Tier I

Tier II

-Minor research grant of $25,000

-Minor research grant of $20,000

-Teaching release equivalent to 50% of the normal teaching load in their home Faculty,

with minimum load of 1.0


Seed Funds

York Research

York Research Chairs



Research Supports

Travel Funds

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