Faculty of Science Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science invites applications to the newly established Faculty of Science Research Chairs in Fundamental Science program. Three Chairs are available to support research in each of the following areas: 1) physical sciences, 2) life sciences and 3) mathematical and computational sciences. The purpose of the Chair awards is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Applicants should have a track record level comparable to candidates competing for Tier 1 or 2 Canada Research Chairs.

Each Chair award will provide $20,000 of research funding per year for 3 years to support new and creative directions in fundamental research. The awards are renewable for an additional 2 years contingent upon research progress and available funding. Chair recipients will also receive 3 credit hours of teaching relief per year.

Application Deadline

Applications are due to Tanya Zacharias (tanya.zacharias@umanitoba.ca) by March 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM.

The Faculty of Science intends to have future calls depending on available budget and program success.

Chairs will run from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2022.


  1. All assistant professors, associate professors, professors, and distinguished professors whose primary appointments are in the Faculty of Science are eligible to apply.
  2. Eligible applicants cannot concurrently hold a Canada Research Chair, NSERC Industrial Research Chair and Canada Excellence Research Chairs.

Application Guidelines

For detailed information please download the complete Application Guidelines in PDF.