Federal government seeks input into funding for fundamental science

25 July 2016

In June, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The review will be conducted by an independent and non-partisan panel of research leaders and innovators, chaired by Dr. David Naylor.

The panel is seeking input from the research community—including universities, colleges and polytechnics, research hospitals, research institutes, industry, civil society—and the general public representing the diversity of views from across Canada.  The broad questions being considered in this review are:

  • Are there any overall program gaps in Canada's fundamental research funding ecosystem that need to be addressed?
  • Are there elements or programming features in other countries that could provide a useful example for the Government of Canada in addressing these gaps?

If you wish to submit to the panel, visit Canada’s Fundamental Science Review website for more details. Submissions will be accepted until September 30