ERIC Number: ED451804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
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Research Funding at Alberta Universities, 1998/1999 Report.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
University research is a vital part of Alberta's innovation system. This report presents some facts about university research in Alberta. During fiscal year 1998-1999, approximately $230.9 million (Canadian) in direct external funding was received by Alberta's four universities (University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University) in support of research, an 18.8% increase from 1997-1998. Total sponsored research funding from all sources to Alberta's university system has been growing by about 9.1% per year for the last 5 years. Increases were substantial for the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary; there were fluctuations in the level of government funding for the University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University. Research funding from industry and nonprofit sectors has also increased, an indicator of the relevance and importance of the universities' research effort to the community and business sectors. At three universities, the largest proportion of research funding was in medicine and the sciences, but at Athabasca University, the majority of sponsored research revenue was for the Faculty of Arts. Details are provided for two funding envelope programs in Alberta, the Intellectual Infrastructure Partnership Program and the Research Excellence Envelope, and some information is given about research revenue from investment earnings, networks of Centres of Excellence, and clinical trials. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada