R&D funding

Help inform the Federation’s submission to the Fundamental Science Review

Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan has announced the launch of an independent review of Canada’s federally funded research system. This review provides our community with a unique opportunity to address a broad range of issues affecting the Canadian research system as a whole – and the humanities and social sciences in particular.

The Federation has produced a draft submission, informed by input from three taskforces comprised of Federation members addressing the three main areas identified in the mandate of the Advisory Panel: the funding of fundamental research, facilities and platform technologies.

The Federation invites members to provide feedback on the draft from September 16-26, prior to the final submission to the review panel on September 30. Please send comments to consultation@ideas-idees.ca by 4:00 pm on September 26.

Pre-budget submission 2017:

Response to Federal Budget 2016:

Pre-budget submission 2016:

Response to Federal Budget 2015:

Response to Canada First Research Excellence Fund and 2014 Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy:

Past submissions:

From time to time, the Federation is invited to develop and submit briefs as part of various consultations on a range of topics of interest to the research community. These documents are developed with input from the Federation Board of Directors and from its membership.

These submissions to groups such as the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology or party caucuses on post-secondary education, help promote constructive dialogue with Canadians by showing the tangible benefits of a healthy social sciences and humanities research and training enterprise.

Each year, the Federation is actively involved in the consultation surrounding the preparation of the federal budget. Its contribution normally takes the form of a written submission and a presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.