Government of Canada invests in discovery and applied research to stay in the forefront of scientific advancements

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
June 14, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

Canada announced $693.8 million in funding for discovery and applied research. The lion’s share, more than $554 million, will flow through the NSERC Discovery Research Program. …In addition, colleges, CEGEPs and polytechnics are receiving $30.6 million to conduct applied research projects through the College and Community Innovation (CCI) program. …More than $94.5 million will also be invested in the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program to support 121 new and renewed chair holders. As a partner of the CRC program, the Canada Foundation for Innovation will support 18 projects across 15 postsecondary institutions with an additional investment of nearly $4 million via its John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Finally, over $10 million of this funding will help deliver 44 science promotion and outreach programs that engage and inspire young Canadians to develop their skills and curiosity through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics via the PromoScience program.

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