Researchers in the social sciences and humanities at post-secondary institutions across Canada will receive $44 million in funding, the federal government announced last week.
The funding was awarded through the Partnership Grants and Partnership Development Grants programs at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The new funds will support collaboration between the private, public and non-profit sectors to advance our understanding of people and society.
Manitoba’s Brandon University, one of the successful applicants, will use the grant to support its Rural Policy Learning Commons initiative which aims to improve the social and economic well-being of people living in rural and northern regions of Canada.
The SSHRC currently funds 233 partnerships involving 50 post-secondary institutions and 1352 partner organizations. The agency disburses approximately $340 million in funding each year to support more than 8,400 research projects.
The new funding comes on the heels of another $68.1 million which was awarded last week to five commercialization centres under the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program, administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
Budget 2014 included a total of $1.6 billion to provide ongoing support to the Academic and Research sector. Of these funds, $1.5 billion was allocated to create the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, administered by the SSHRC, and an additional $46 million was allocated to support the country’s post-secondary granting councils: NSERC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, SSHRC, and the Indirect Costs Program.
Through its proprietary database of all Canadian funding programs, The Funding Portal has identified 2,286 different government funding programs available to the research sector, of which 704 are sector-specific. The portal also identified 187 additional programs offered by the private sector and foundations, for a total of 2,469 different funding programs available to Canada’s public and private sector researchers.
Post-secondary researchers and companies seeking access to commercialization services are invited to register for The Funding Portal’s new MyFundCardTM network. B y creating a profile on the network, you will become eligible for matches between these two groups, as well as private-sector sources of capital and investment, public-sector sources of funding, and dealers and experts who help companies secure financing.