Calling all academics: CRCC wants your input on future of research in Canada
Want to help to shape the future of research? An online consultation, spurred by 2018 budget commitments, has been launched by the Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) and is taking your feedback now until Aug. 27.
The 2018 federal budget proposed to invest more than $1.7 billion over five years to support researchers through Canada’s granting agencies and research institutes. Included was a $275-million investment over five years to support the new Tri-Agency Research Fund.
Following on budget 2018 commitments, the CRCC has launched a national consultation to help inform the future of Canada’s research landscape.
The research community is invited to provide feedback on a draft funding model that the CRCC has developed.
More specifically, your feedback is needed on three key priorities:
1. Creating a new tri-agency fund to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research that generates new knowledge;
2. Strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion in research; and
3. Support for early career researchers.
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 Aug. 27. Visit the online consultation portal for information and to provide your input.