The Global Research Council has a long-term objective of fostering multilateral research and
collaboration across continents to benefit both developing and developed nations.

NSERC and CONCYTEC host the 6th Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council in Ottawa, Canada

With Canada celebrating its 150th birthday, it seemed fitting that NSERC co-host the annual Global Research Council (GRC) meeting here in Ottawa. From May 29 to May 31, 2017, the heads of close to 50 science and engineering funding agencies from around the world and over 100 delegates met to share information and best practices to support high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.


The Governing Board of the Global Research Council decided the 2018 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Moscow, Russia, should focus on the role of science diplomacy and revisit the topic of peer review, which was discussed at the GRC’s Inaugural Meeting in 2012. The exact dates of the 2018 Annual Meeting will be announced soon.

The Governing Board of the Global Research Council has selected the host organizations for the 2017/18 Regional Meetings.

Image credits: Slide 1: S2N Media; (left); GRC Annual Meeting 2017: Cynthia Münster, Münster Photography; Slide 2: (background); (top left); Thinkstock (all other insets); Slide 3:; Slide 4: Christos Nicolaides, Juanes Research Group; Slide 5: Sandy Schaeffer for NSF