Interagency collaboration

SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are working to better co-ordinate our programs, activities and policies. This collaboration reflects the federal research funding agencies’ commitment to our shared principles on what constitutes research excellence, as well as on the growing importance of interdisciplinary research.

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Canada Research Coordinating Committee

The CRCC advances coordination between the federal research funding agencies. Learn about its mandate, priorities, governance and activities.

Tri-agency funding programs

See what funding programs and opportunities the agencies jointly support and administer.

Tri-agency policies, regulations and guidelines

See what policies and guidelines CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC have in common.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Find out what the agencies are doing to support a more equitable, diverse and inclusive research community.

Tri-agency financial administration

Learn how the agencies are streamlining the administration and use of federal research grant funds.

Tri-agency grants management solution initiative

Learn how the agencies are unrolling a modernized grants management system to better support applicants, administrators and reviewers.

What we are doing



New Frontiers in Research Fund

The tri-agency program funds international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. Its three streams support ground-breaking research: Exploration, Transformation and International.

Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Canada

The Dimensions program works with postsecondary institutions to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in the research community.

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