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Research funding


The government is preparing an action plan to improve university access and success – and it may bring additional funding to the sector.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | March 31 2021

Additional country-wide lab infrastructure and training capacity will allow researchers to be ‘ready to go.’


To tackle the world’s biggest problems, ‘we’re going to need our government and scientists working together.’


There aren’t enough midwives in Canada to meet the growing demand for their services. But getting more midwives in the workforce will take a lot more than just adding seats to the few midwifery programs that exist.

BY DIANE PETERS | February 22 2021

Ontario unveils its new funding formula for colleges and universities as Alberta mulls its own PBF scheme.

BY CRESO SÁ | February 01 2021

As the 2021 federal budget looms, the time of “made-in-Canada Silicon Valleys” has passed.

BY JACK BAUER | January 29 2021

It can’t be stressed enough: fundamental research provides an essential base of knowledge on which applied research depends.

BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | January 26 2021

The new online portal makes it simple to find research projects and contact primary investigators nationwide.

BY BRIAN OWENS | December 21 2020

The vital role these two programs continue to play in Canada’s research landscape highlights the vision of those who pushed to create them two decades ago.

BY BRIAN OWENS | December 09 2020

Money was disbursed quickly, researchers stepped up, but some adjustments had to be made along the way.

BY LETITIA HENVILLE | November 12 2020

There are several different ways to define the “significance” of your research in a SSHRC application.

BY DAVID KENT | September 17 2020

We would like to see major organizations make their reviewer comments available to other funding organizations for grants that “just missed” getting funded.

BY DIANE PETERS | July 07 2020

Struggling to juggle myriad responsibilities, “the easiest thing to put off … is research,” says one professor.

BY CRESO SÁ | June 05 2020

COVID-19 has caused the academic community to be very reactionary, but research is fundamentally a long-term process.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | April 24 2020

The federal government’s $1.1-billion plan includes more funds for vaccine research, clinical trials, and expanded testing and modelling.

BY JONATHAN THON | March 27 2020

In light of the current pandemic, it’s worthwhile to consider the importance of both public and private investment in basic research programs and the growing role of science in our society.


How to demonstrate feasibility in your proposal’s budget and justifying some of those out of the norm expenses.

BY EMINA VELETANLIĆ | February 07 2020

More funds for science in recent decades has meant more political pressure on research councils to showcase impact and demonstrate relevance.

BY DENIS CLARK | December 16 2019

As the U.K. proceeds with Brexit, Canada will likely prioritize collaboration with EU-based researchers over those in the U.K.

BY MARC SPOONER | October 22 2019

Tying a significant portion of funding to any specific set of metrics places undue pressure on universities, and impinges on their traditional mission and collegial autonomy.