Canada invests over $550M to support over 5,500 Canadian researchers

January 13, 2022
The Government of Canada has announced a $550M investment into Canada’s science and research sector to strengthen the country’s research enterprise. The new funding includes $144M in grants for large-scale, interdisciplinary projects through the New Frontiers for Research Fund (NFRF) Transformation stream; $151M to support 188 new and renewed chairs through the Canada Research Chairs program, and over $260M to the granting agencies’ scholarships and fellowships programs. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that we can harness the power of science to solve major problems facing our country and the world,” said Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos. “This funding shows how much we value our researchers and reinforces our commitment to helping them do outstanding work for Canadians in all fields of science.” Canada (National)