Canada Opens Program to Community Groups

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Science  13 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5392, pp. 1237-1238
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5392.1237a

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OTTAWA-- Last week one of Canada's research granting councils made public-interest groups eligible for grants from a new research program to attack such societal problems as poverty, illiteracy, and poor health. The new activity, called Community University Research Alliances, is being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), one of the country's three major funding councils. Over the next 2 years, SSHRC will make 3-year, $160,000 awards to 16 centers that will plant the seeds for what the council hopes will grow into a national network of university and community researchers working on projects that serve local needs in the social sciences.