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NSERC 2030: Discovery. Innovation. Inclusion.

Launch of NSERC’s next long-term strategic plan

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September 21, 2022

Following months of information gathering and consultations with a broad range of stakeholders, we are pleased to launch our next long-term strategic plan, NSERC 2030: Discovery, innovation, inclusion. This plan presents a vision for an agile agency that is steadfast in its support for investigator-driven discovery research while enabling quick responses to emerging Canadian research priorities.

We have an ambitious vision for Canadian research excellence and the potential of natural sciences and engineering to benefit the well-being of humanity and of our planet. Because our research ecosystem relies entirely on talented and skilled people, training, supporting, and diversifying the next generation of Canadian scientists and engineers will be a top priority. Likewise finding ways to continue to attract top international talent in a highly competitive global landscape will be a challenge that must be addressed.

Our plan emphasizes the overarching importance of equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion across all our programs and throughout the research ecosystem. It also commits to developing deeper and more meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, researchers, and trainees and to exploring the role of science and research in the journey towards reconciliation.

As a research funder, we will remain deeply connected to the community we support. We will continue to maintain strong partnerships with universities, colleges, polytechnics and CÉGEPs and, as we support Canada’s research and innovation objectives and help drive change in key areas, work hard to align our programs with the community’s needs.

Through NSERC 2030, we will help transform Canada into a global sustainability leader with a robust innovation economy and a dynamic research culture that benefits everyone.

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