Update: Canada’s three research funding agencies extend pilot committee in support of interdisciplinary research

SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are committed to supporting interdisciplinary, investigator-initiated research projects.

Building on their world-class peer review processes, the three research funding agencies are extending the pilot of the Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee for another year. This committee provides an option for researchers working in interdisciplinary research to direct their applications to a committee composed of experts from across the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and health sciences. Individuals applying for the SSHRC Insight Grants, CIHR Project Grant, and NSERC Discovery Horizons funding opportunities can direct their applications to be reviewed by this interdisciplinary peer review committee.

The Tri-agency Interdisciplinary Peer Review Committee is part of the tri-agency response to recommendations made in the final report of the Fundamental Science Review, whose goal is to ensure the agencies have robust mechanisms to review and support interdisciplinary research.

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