The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) is launching a national consultation to reinvigorate Canada’s support for science and to position Canada as a global leader in research excellence.
The consultation will focus on three priorities:
- creating a new tri-agency fund to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research that generates new knowledge;
- strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in research; and
- support for early career researchers.
Budget 2018 proposed to invest more than $1.7 billion over five years to support researchers through Canada’s granting agencies and research institutes. This includes $275 million over five years to support the new Tri-Agency Research Fund. Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on a draft funding model that the CRCC has developed to ensure we maximize the positive impact on academic research in Canada.
Consultation will be held in communities across Canada. Input from this process will inform the development of a call for proposals this fall for the Tri-Agency Research Fund. The online consultation is open to all Canadians until August 27, 2018.
The CRCC was created to improve the coordination efforts of Canada's granting agencies—SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Canada Research Coordinating Committee