Funding the HRCC


1945 - Funding the Humanities Research Council of Canada

In 1945, the Humanities Research Council of Canada (HRCC) begins receiving small grants from universities across Canada to cover their basic operating costs, an option that the Canadian Social Science Research Council (CSSRC) has not pursued. In 1948, after the successful publication of The Humanities in Canada, both the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation award grants to the council to sustain it for the next few years, as they do for the CSSRC. However, the council knows that a more permanent and Canadian source of funding will be necessary to ensure its survival. The council must seek renewal or increase of these grants every couple of years.