Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) Consultations - Feedback Requested


Government of Canada - The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC)

For More Information

To read the complete announcement regarding the consultation, please visit the Government of Canada website.

For more information about CRCC, please visit the CRCC website.


The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) is launching a national consultation to reinvigorate Canada’s support for science and to position Canada as a global leader in research excellence. The vision for the future of Canada's research landscape is a bold, world-leading and highly coordinated system of federal support for science—a system that contributes to the social and economic well-being of Canadians. This is an opportunity for Canadians, the research community and the next generation of scientists, scholars and students to help shape research in Canada.

The CRCC invites individual feedback on three key priorities outlined below:

1) A new Tri-Agency Research Fund

2) Strengthening equity, diversity, and inclusion in research

3) Support for early career researchers

Please complete the questionnaires to submit your feedback. Further background information and proposed changes can be found with the questionnaires. 

Special Notes

About CRCC

​The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) plays an important role in reinvigorating Canada's support for science to meet the current and future needs of the country's scientists, scholars and students.

The committee was created to improve the coordination efforts of Canada's granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).


The CRCC is mandated to achieve greater harmonization, integration and coordination of research-related programs and policies and to address issues of common concern to the granting agencies and the CFI.

CRCC members work together to strengthen Canada's ability to grow in the rapidly evolving global research landscape while focusing on key priority areas such as strengthening equity and diversity in research; increasing the capacity of Indigenous communities to conduct research and partner with the broader research community, and improving support for the next generation of scientists and scholars.

Work plan

The CRCC has developed a work plan that addresses the priorities laid out in the open letter to its members. 

Through its work plan, the CRCC commits to engaging with the research community in the development of new programming and initiatives in each priority area.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

The initial consultations will close on August 27, 2018. Please ensure to submit your feedback via the questionnaires on the three key priorities, prior to this date. Results will be posted in Fall 2018. 

For Questions, please contact

For questions, or to tell CRCC 'what the future of research and science looks like to you', please e-mail:

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