Research Facts


  • Ranked 9th for total research funding
  • Ranked 9th in research intensity ($213,300 per full-time faculty position)

* RE$EARCH Infosourcce Inc. 2011 ranking of Canada's top 50 research universities, based on fiscal year data ending in April 2010

Research Chairs (allocated)

  • 71 Canada Research Chairs (details)
  • 30 University of Ottawa Research Chairs (details)
  • 60 Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs (details)
  • 9 Research Chairs in Canadian Francophonie (details)
  • 2 University of Ottawa Health Research Chairs (details)

Research Revenues (2009-2010, in millions of dollars)

Total Research Revenues* $273.0
Research Revenues by Type
Grants 183.2
Contracts 74.3
Other 15.5
Research Revenues by Source  
Federal 142.8
Provincial 31.2
Industry/Private Sector 25.8
Other (e.g. foundations, not-for-profit) 73.2
Research Awards by Federal Funding Agencies**
CIHR 53.3
NSERC 24.9
SSHRC 10.8
Total 89.0

* Includes funding from grants, donations, and investment income

** Funding for scholarships is excluded

Networks of Centres of Excellence

  • 2 hosted at the University of Ottawa (details)
  • participation in 9 other Networks of Centres of Excellence (details)
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Last updated: 2011.11.09