Budget 2015: Federation welcomes Government’s renewed investment in research funding

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jean-Marc Mangin, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

We are pleased with the announcement of the 2015 federal budget, which includes renewed investment in research funding.

In response to the budget announcement yesterday, President Stephen Toope stated: “New investments announced today in Canada’s research granting councils, in Mitacs, CANARIE and in Canada Foundation for Innovation underscore the invaluable role these institutions play in advancing research excellence and ensuring a leadership role for Canada in knowledge production and innovation.” For the full response, read the Federation’s media release on the budget announcement.

The Federation’s policy team has prepared a briefing note identifying education, research and innovation highlights from the budget.

The Federation’s pre-budget recommendations were to increase investment to the three granting councils and to CFI, create opportunities for international study and internships for university students, extend social innovation funding, and improve access to post-secondary education for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.