The Government of Canada has directed $635 million of funding to research projects through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Research Chair (CRC) programs.
Topic: research funding
A year into the pandemic, Canada’s health charities are still struggling as a result of massive declines in donations. Fear is mounting that their ability to support research initiatives — a core part of their missions — will be jeopardized for years to come.
A new cybersecurity program to support research and education in Canada; Montreal’s Element AI acquired by Silicon Valley, and the Centre for Regulatory Innovation brings a whole-of-government approach to innovation and competition.
Revenue at Canada’s national health charities has plummeted 50% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the collateral damage to the economy. The revenue drop could hit the health research community hard as it grapples with widespread research disruptions.
NSERC has done things “we never thought were possible” as it moves to address the research community’s evolving needs.
The health research community is at significant risk of job losses and other setbacks—right at a time when its value to Canada’s health and prosperity is clearer than ever.
A new study showed that women are significantly less likely than men to receive funding from CIHR in some research areas, suggesting funding agencies should monitor success rates by gender and by research content area.
The recent scandals over gifts from the Sackler family and Jeffrey Epstein bring into sharp relief the challenges confronting universities as they seek donors to support scientific research and other programs. They are also a reminder that who funds science matters.