Title

New Funding Schemes Aim to Retain Top Academic Talent

Authors

Wayne Kondro

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

310

Issue

5752

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Abstract

To discourage such campus-hopping, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has decided to give institutions a better chance of retaining their prized researchers. It's part of several programmatic changes at the foundation, an independent entity created by the government in 1997 to improve Canada's research infrastructure, as it prepares to spend the last billion dollars of a $3.1 billion endowment. One $262 million program has been tweaked to let universities--who receive block grants based on an assessment of faculty productivity--provide infrastructure for established as well as newly hired professors. CFI has also changed the rules for a core fund, which is preparing for a $276 million competition, to allow previous recipients to come back to the table for another bite.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Publisher's PDF and HTML fulltext available through remote link.

DOI

10.1126/science.310.5752.1263a