New funding to support Black scholars (NSERC, CIHR, SSHRC)

The new Black scholars funding stems from Canada’s Budget 2022, which announced additional funds to increase support for Black scholars, at the undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels. The new funds are to be implemented from 2023–2024 over five years through existing scholarships and fellowships programs administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).