UQuébec pens open letter calling for more equitable distribution of federal research funds

In an open letter, the Université du Québec and the Alliance Canadienne des universités de recherche de petite et moyenne taille (ACCRU) call on the Government of Canada to fund more researchers at small and medium-sized establishments to maximize the productivity of the university research system. UQuébec and ACCRU claim that federal research funding for science is provided to only a select number of large universities with medical schools.The letter states that this imbalance is the result of systemic biases that favour large establishments and ultimately amplify inequalities in research. The letter concludes by asserting that equitable funding is essential to maintaining the vitality of communities and the promotion of French research in science.