ERIC Number: ED474807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Research Funding at Alberta Universities. 2001/2002 Report.
Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
This report summarizes sponsored research revenues at Alberta Universities. Sponsored research revenues are those that are received outside of regular university operating grant and include both research grants and research contracts. Research at Alberta universities is supported in part by the provincial government through a number of programs. However, sponsored research funding to Alberta universities has more than doubles over the past 5 years to $437.5 million (Canadian) in 2001-2002. This large increase represents both the introduction of new programs and expansion of existing programs at both federal and provincial levels and the increased capacity and capability of Alberta universities. At the same time, the provincial government has more than tripled its funding for university research. The level of sponsored research funding provided to universities by nongovernmental sources, primarily industry and nonprofit organizations, fell from $106.8 million in 2000-2001 to $104.9 million in 2001-2002. The distribution of total sponsored research funding from all sources follows a fairly consistent historical pattern, with the largest proportion of funding going towards the faculties of medicine, science, and engineering at both the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. It should be noted that although funding amounts vary by discipline, the intensity of research in faculties is not necessarily commensurate with monetary allocations to faculties. Support and administration also take up a significant portion of the sponsored research revenues. The report describes some individual research programs in greater detail. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada