The University of Ottawa has created the Francophone Mobility Chairs (FMC) program to support international researchers who would like to spend time on the University campus.


The incumbent Francophone Mobility Chair must contribute to meeting the program’s objectives, which are:

  1. To uphold and strengthen the University of Ottawa’s tradition of excellence in research on the Francophonie in Ontario, in Canada, and around the world, and on the realities of the Francophone world.
  2. To promote research on the Francophonie in keeping with the University’s strategic directions of research development. 
  3. To encourage interdisciplinary research on the Francophonie and on the realities of the Francophone world.
  4. To foster the development and inclusion of new researchers on the Canadian and international Francophonie at every level (master’s students, doctoral candidates, postdocs, interns, researchers and professors).
  5. To ensure the internal and external visibility of the CRMF’s research activities, especially through knowledge mobilization, by working closely with the Collège des chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone (CCRMF).

Call for nominations

  1. When considering nominations for the Francophone Mobility Chair, program officials will give priority to international (out-of-Canada) researchers who are recognized as specialists in the Francophonie in different domains. The program does not impose any restrictions on candidate nationality or country of residence. A Francophone Mobility chair may not be granted to a University of Ottawa professor. The incumbent will receive assistance from the CCRMF and Human Resources to obtain a visa for the duration of the research stay.
  2. The candidate must hold a full-time position as a professor at a university or an accredited research institution.
  3. The Francophone Mobility Chair program will not fund any doctoral or post-doctoral projects or candidates.
  4. Only nominations that are supported and submitted by a full-time professor from the University of Ottawa will be accepted and evaluated. Clinician professors are also invited to support application.

Francophone Mobility chairholders will receive a grant of up to $3,333 CAD per month for up to three months (with the exception of June and July). The amount will be adjusted according to the duration of the stay.  

Travel costs are the responsibility of:

  • the University of Ottawa faculty member inviting and sponsoring the person selected for the chair, using funds subject to the rules governing the eligibility of travel costs, as established in the University of Ottawa’s Policy 21 and Procedure 16-11, or
  • the incumbent of the chair.