New NSERC grants! Yay! Oh wait.

Apparently simply not canceling the standard, yearly Discovery Grants awards from NSERC warrants a press release nowadays.

Government of Canada Invests in Research Through Discovery Grants Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 17, 2009) – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced new grants for Canada’s top researchers through the Discovery Grants Program (DGP), administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

“The Discovery Grants Program supports researchers judged by their peers to be among the very best,” said Minister Goodyear. “Our Government is proud to invest in research and development because it improves the quality of life for all Canadians and builds a stronger, more resilient economy. That’s why Canada’s Economic Action Plan is investing $5.1 billion in science and technology.”


Not included: the fact that NSERC (and CIHR and SSHRC) are being chopped by $150 million in the next three years.