ERIC Number: ED454801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Research Funding at Alberta Universities, 1999/2000 Report.
Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
This report presents facts related to the funding of research at the four universities in Alberta, Canada. During fiscal year 1999-2000, $300 million Canadian dollars in direct external funding was received by the four universities to support research, an increase from 1998-1999 of 29.9%. Total sponsored research funding from all sources to Alberta's university system has been growing on average by 13.7% each year for the last 5 years. Total research funding for Alberta's universities has increased by 69.6% in the past 5 years, with the greatest increase at the University of Alberta. Funding to the University of Alberta from provincial sources was $56.5 million, and federal funding was $70.5 million. Funding to the University of Calgary from provincial sources was $34.4 million, and federal funding was $46.1 million. The University of Lethbridge and Athabasca University underwent fluctuations in levels of government funding, as is common for smaller universities because of program cycles and the completion and start time of funded research projects. The level of sponsored research funding from industry and nonprofit sources has continued to grow, with these sources making up about 26% of the total sponsored research funding. The nonprofit sector has increased its funding to university research by 22.7% since 1996-1997. Overall, funding amounts vary by discipline, but the intensity of research in faculties is not necessarily commensurate with monetary allocations to faculties. The document also outlines the contributions of Alberta Innovation and Science, Alberta Science and Research Authority, and Alberta Learning to university research. Details are also given for funding by Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, commercialized research partnerships, and research revenue from investments. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Expenditures, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Research, Research Universities, Resource Allocation
For full text: http://www.innovation.gov.ab.ca/uisi.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada