Manitoba is establishing Research Manitoba

June 23, 2014

June 2014

Manitoba is establishing Research Manitoba, a new research funding organization that will bring together Manitoba’s existing research funding sources into a single coordinated organization.

Research Manitoba is being built on the administrative and governance structure of the MHRC.

The Manitoba government is a strong supporter of research at post-secondary and other research institutions; this support will continue through the work of Research Manitoba.

Research Manitoba is a research-funding, advisory and coordinating body that will:

• bring major, provincial research-funding programs together under one entity
• take on an advisory and co-ordination role across all research disciplines
• encourage the research community to create partnerships to better leverage funding from national and international programs
• focus on existing strengths and emerging opportunities in the province’s research community to help Manitoba strengthen its position as a national and international leader
• ensure research funding is awarded in strategic priority areas under the guidance of business and research expertise

To learn more about the Manitoba Innovation Strategy - read The new mandate that came into effect on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Research Manitoba’s Mandate:

To promote and support, and coordinate the funding of, research in the health, natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities in Manitoba.

By the fall 2015 the MHRC expects to be fully integrated into Research Manitoba.

During the transition all current staff and board members will remain constant. In the coming months Additional board members will be appointed to ensure more representation from other fields of research and from the business community. Additional staff will be added in the next few months.

There will be no impact to current grants and awards (including multi-year awards) that MHRC recipients hold or have recently been awarded; the funding is secure.

Research Manitoba will complete the MHRC’s funding objectives review and will ensure that the organization’s programs meet the needs of and build capacity within the health research community.

You are invited to email us at info@researchmb.ca if you have any questions.

Funding Specifics

Research Manitoba brings together the Manitoba Health Research Council (MHRC), the Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund, the Health Research Initiative, and the Manitoba Centres of Excellence Fund.

$17 million will be invested in Research Manitoba in 2014/15, the same amount that was invested last year in the research sources that have been now consolidated.

What’s Next?

Starting in the fall, Research Manitoba will engage stakeholders when establishing the organization’s strategy. If you would like to be consulted during the process please email us at info@researchmb.ca.

We will update our website as changes take place and will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

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