Details of research granting councils' budget cuts emerge

March 6, 2009

In a series of e-mails sent to stakeholders last month, the presidents of SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR provide details of cuts mandated by the recent federal budget. SSHRC plans to cut $8.2 million from its budget over the next 3 years by ending the Research Time Stipends program and cutting $5.6 million from health-related research. CIHR will cut $40 million by terminating the Open Team Grant Program and the Intellectual Property Mobilization program. NSERC is reducing its budget by almost $70 million through a number of cuts, such as the elimination of University Faculty Awards. CAUT News | Maclean's