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Canadian Social Science: Funding Council Hopes Plan Offers Port in Political Storm

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Science  11 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5310, pp. 195
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5310.195

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OTTAWA-- Canada's Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council is the nation's leading source of funds for academic research on the human condition. But a series of events--including a threat to its existence and the ouster of its president--are forcing it to focus as much attention on its own condition as on the portfolio it manages. Will a new 5-year strategic plan be enough to shore up political support for its activities?