Research capacity

Québec researchers and research students consistently demonstrate their excellence in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) competitions in which, year after year, they are awarded a significant share of research grants. This performance constitutes one aspect of research capacity that Québec has developed over the last decades. Other indicators relating to funding, research infrastructure and researcher training have been compiled by the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies to illustrate Québec’s capacity for knowledge production and researcher training.

Disclaimer: Please note the following indicators are only available in French.

Funding of university research in Québec

  1. 2.1University research income: federal contribution
  2. 2.2Share obtained by Québec researchers in federal grant competitions
  3. 2.3Research base: rich and diversified
  4. 2.4Québec’s share of Canada Research Chairs

Research infrastructure and university education

  1. 2.5University studies: a slowing growth rate
  2. 2.6Number of graduates: still considerable but losing momentum
  3. 2.7University education rates: a growing gap
  4. 2.8Significant increase in the number of students supported by the Fonds
  5. 2.9Scholarships: on the increase