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Research funding

BY DAVID KENT | November 07 2018

By committing to this exercise, we might better understand why and how some grants get funded despite fatal flaws.

BY JONATHAN THON | October 02 2018

While anything can be funded, scientific research teams often need to demonstrate a realistic path to a financial return on investment to get funded.

BY ANQI SHEN | September 18 2018

An expert panel discussed shifting dynamics between the academy and industry in driving economic development in Canada.


Universities can create intentional, integrative learning opportunities without disrupting the rigour of academic disciplines.

BY DAVID KENT | August 31 2018

The culture of scientific research desperately needs a makeover. Enter the eLife Ambassador program.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | August 15 2018

As SIF-funded projects wind down, a look at where the funding was distributed by project, institution and province.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 14 2018

An interview with the committee’s inaugural chair, SSHRC president Ted Hewitt.

BY DAVID KENT | July 05 2018

Public perception of which cancers get research funding differs greatly from what actually gets funded. Here’s why. 

BY JONATHAN THON | May 18 2018

While no one is arguing for funding failure, the challenge is how we define “success.”

BY JONATHAN THON | May 02 2018

Among the most interesting implications is the recognition that universities are not exempt from patent infringement for basic research.

BY CRESO SÁ | May 01 2018

After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?

BY DAVID KENT | April 20 2018

I can happily report that something has indeed changed at NSERC and the number of postdoctoral fellowships being awarded is definitely recovering.


Increases in some provinces make up for lost ground, while others tread water.

BY BRIAN OWENS | April 12 2018

Investment in R&D as a share of GDP has steadily declined since 2001, mainly due to low business R&D expenditures, says expert panel.

BY JONATHAN THON | April 12 2018

This U.S. act allows biotech startups to use patented technology for the purposes of generating data for FDA approval without needing to take out costly licenses.

BY JONATHAN THON | March 28 2018

Kevin Leland created Halo, a curated fundraising platform for medical research, so that promising discoveries had a fighting chance to make it across the valley.

BY ANQI SHEN | February 28 2018

An injection of $3 billion for research and expressed support for the “next generation of researchers” figures prominently in the federal budget.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | February 16 2018

Federal funding of $950 million promised for the five winning bids from across the country.

BY JONATHAN THON | February 15 2018

Why should universities continue to own and profit from publicly funded work? If the public pays for it, why shouldn’t the public own it?

BY BECKY RYNOR | February 06 2018

Chief scientists for Canada, Quebec and Ontario say the public needs to be more engaged with science and why it’s important.

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