2010 Pre-Budget Brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Download the full document below.

  1.  CCR recommends that the government augment the funding for basic research by increasing by 5% the base budgets of the three granting councils and of Genome Canada, with any new targeted initiatives being funded separately and in full consultation with the research community.
    Cost: about 100M p.a.
  2.  CCR recommends that the funding for the indirect costs of university research rise to represent 40 percent of the direct costs allocated to the granting councils.
    Cost: about 200M p.a.