A $10-million program to support Canadian researchers participating in Horizon 2020, the European Union’s flagship research funding program, could lead to much closer, long-term research ties between Canada and the EU.
Topic: New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee released an outline of the international stream of the New Frontiers in Research Fund, which will include up to $50 million in funding over five years to support Canadian researchers who are part of global teams funded through major European R&D programs Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.
The tri-council granting agencies are determined to support more interdisciplinary research. But there are still several barriers to overcome before this can happen.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) received 1700 notices of intent (NOIs) to apply for funding through the inaugural competition of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), causing consternation among applicants.