Canada to Host the 2017 Annual Meeting of the GRC

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The Governing Board of the Global Research Council has selected Canada and Peru to co-host the 6th Annual Meeting in May 2017.

Coinciding with Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the event will be held in Ottawa from May 29 to 31, 2017. The Annual Meeting will be co-organized by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica of Peru (CONCYTEC), and in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Discussions at the Ottawa meeting will centre on two themes: Capacity Building and Connectivity among granting agencies worldwide; and The Dynamic Interplay between Fundamental Research and Innovation. The meeting will also contribute to leverage the expertise and diversity of the world’s funding agencies to serve as a conduit for strengthened capacity throughout the global research enterprise.

NSERC and CONCYTEC look forward to working together and delivering a high quality and thought-provoking programme for GRC participants next May.

The  Global Research Council is a virtual organization, comprised of the heads of research funding agencies from around the world, dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.