Canada Research Coordinating Committee
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) advances federal research priorities and the coordination of policies and programs of Canada’s research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. It provides a senior strategic forum for sharing information, building consensus and making decisions on forward-looking initiatives that strengthen Canada’s research enterprise, foster world-leading research, and advance the social and economic well-being of Canadians.
- NFRF 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation is now open
- Canada Research Coordinating Committee moves forward on federal priorities to sustain Canada’s research enterprise
- Canada Research Coordinating Committee welcomes Dr. Ted Hewitt as chair
Equity, diversity and inclusion
Inspire excellence by engaging diverse expertise, ideas and perspectives in Canadian research.
Indigenous research and reconciliation
Advance reconciliation and help build Indigenous research capacity by working with Indigenous communities to develop and support new models for Indigenous research and research training.
Early career researchers
Develop the next generation of talent and encourage innovation by engaging early career researchers in Canada’s research ecosystem.
Interdisciplinary, international, high-risk / high-reward, rapid-response research
Foster world-leading discovery and innovation through the New Frontiers in Research Fund, encouraging Canadian researchers to take risks, meet new challenges, push disciplinary boundaries and lead transformative projects with partners at home and abroad.
Develop a framework for international cooperation and engagement that positions Canada as a valuable partner in global research and innovation.
COVID-19 response and recovery
Strengthen Canada’s COVID-19 response and recovery by supporting the research community, funding rapid-response research, and enabling forward-looking, evidence-based decisions in government.
Provide advanced research training, for people preparing to work in all sectors, to support Canada’s ever-growing knowledge-based society and economy.
More information for
New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) streams
Current NFRF competitions
- 2023 International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
- 2022 Exploration
- 2022 Transformation
- 2022 Special Call—Research for Postpandemic Recovery
CRCC Media Relations
What we are doing
- Canada Research Coordinating Committee Annual progress summary (PDF, 526KB)
- Moving Forward: Canada Research Coordinating Committee Progress Report 2021-22 (PDF, 10.83MB)
New Frontiers in Research Fund
The fund will invest $275 million over the next 5 years beginning in fiscal 2018-19, and $65 million ongoing, to fund international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research.
The program addresses obstacles faced by, but not limited to, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities.
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