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Budget 2018 Offers Hope, Opportunity For Canadian Research

By March 5, 2018No Comments

Budget 2018 dropped yesterday, and Canadian scientists are enthusiastic … and relieved. The new budget offers nearly $4 billion in funding for Canadian research over the next five years, which includes $354 million each for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), plus $763 million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

“This new budget gives hope, shows leadership, supports scientists, and invests in research,” said Dr. Brian MacVicar, who has been an advocate for improved funding for basic science.