together to improve programs, activities and policies
SSHRC, the Natural Sciences and
Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research (CIHR) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) are working hard
to improve the coordination of their programs, activities and policies. These
organizations are committed to strengthening their joint efforts in order to
address the knowledge, people and entrepreneurial advantages identified in the
federal government’s science and technology strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to
The funding organizations are
responsible for a number of co-operative funding programs which contribute
to Canada’s strong international reputation for the support of research
excellence and training.
a more integrated approach to programs and client services helps reduce the
administrative burden on researchers and institutions. It also enables the
support of crosscutting, multidisciplinary research initiatives designed to
address important scientific opportunities and problems that matter to
group has a number of long-standing interactions, and some more recent ones,
that involve two, three or all four organizations. These include joint
policies, funding programs, and formal and informal interactions among the
Presidents and senior executives.
Learn more about collaboration among
federal research funding organizations at www.science.gc.ca.
Synthesis Grants on the Digital Economy
SSHRC has launched a new funding opportunity to enable knowledge synthesis and
help identify research opportunities related to the digital economy.
Canada’s ability to succeed in the digital economy will be a key
determinant of its success as a society in the 21st century. The ability to
connect virtually using digital technologies, to access relevant information,
and to use digital content effectively, increasingly enables businesses,
governments and institutions to innovate, boost their productivity and reach
across Canada and around the world.
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