the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science. The review will assess the program machinery that is currently in place to support science and scientists in Canada. The scope of the review includes the three granting councils along with certain federally funded organizations such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
press release - Government of Canada Launches Review of Federal Support for Fundamental Science - June 13, 2016
UPDATE 2016-08-16: Ideas consultation has closed. Site now has role-specific questions. Consultation closes September 30, 2016. ENDUPDATE
There are two questions in the mandate
The panel has been provided with the following overall questions to consider as part of its review:
- 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?
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