Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
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History

NSERC came into existence on May 1, 1978. University-based research had previously been supported through the National Research Council; the report of the Senate Special Committee on Science Policy led to Bill C-26, which created NSERC. NSERC has grown since that first day, from a budget of $112 million, to a budget of $1.1 billion.

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