Below the funding statistics for grants in the Philosophy Committee for SSHRC Standard Research Grants. The explanation for why so few grants were awarded this year is pretty clear: rather than cut grants across the board, SSHRC decided to respond to the 23% cut in overall funding for the program over last year by making fewer awards. The overall success rate for all SRG’s is down to 33% from last year’s 40%. So it’s not just philosophy that has suffered.
This is the result of an overall $2m cut to SSHRC’s budget at the hands of the Conservative government in the Fall of 2006. Thanks, Mr. Harper! Actually, it looks like SSHRC decided to cut the pie differently and spend less of its $90m budget for research grants on SRGs and the rest on–what? Also, see this post.
|% of #||3.8%||3.6%||3.1%||3.5%|
|% of $||2.5%||2.5%||2.0%||2.4%|
|% of total #||3.80%||3.67%||1.96%||3.09%|
|% of total $||2.56%||2.36%||1.96%||2.29%|