University of Guelph
Research Leadership Chairs recognize research excellence of mid- to late-career-stage faculty who have proven records of distinguished and sustained scholarly work.
Research excellence is recognized as scholarly output that is demonstrably internationally impactful within the nominee’s discipline. This may include published works, but may also comprise other forms of scholarly output, research-related knowledge mobilization, research-derived innovation, and training of highly qualified personnel.
The candidate should be someone who has already received significant recognition on both a national and international level.
Research Leadership Chairs will reflect equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canadian society.
Recipients of Research Leadership Chairs hold the title for three years. Each college will hold up to two Research Leadership Chairs, with 14 in total held across the University at any given time.
Research Leadership Chairs are not renewable and can only be held once during employment at the University.
During tenure of the Chair, Research Leadership Chairs receive $15,000 per annum in research funds from the University. Colleges may wish to augment this award (e.g., additional research funds, course release). Recipients of Research Leadership Chairs will be recognized (feted) at an annual research recognition event.
Each recipient will provide two public lectures, organized by the Office of Research, for a general audience, based on their research.
Each Research Leadership Chair will be expected to submit a one-page annual report indicating how the research funds were used in support of their research.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Colleges can submit nomination packages at any time before the Internal Deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A nomination package will comprise:
How to Apply
Nominations for Research Leadership Chairs are submitted by colleges to the Vice-President (Research) and the Provost & Vice-President (Academic). It is expected that colleges give special attention and consideration to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and be prepared to indicate what plans were put in place to ensure that these guidelines have been observed.
Colleges can submit nomination packages to email@example.com.
Nomination packages will comprise the following:
- a covering letter from the College Dean in support of the nomination that will detail the nomination process, including measures taken to address systemic barriers;
- the nomination case letter from the nominator (i.e., the nominee, colleague, or department chair/school director); and
- the nominee’s CV (in any format).
The Vice-President (Research) and the Provost & Vice-President (Academic) will review the nominations for approval.
For more information view the Research Leadership Chairs website