The AFMC commends the important investments to research and innovation found in the 2014 Budget and applauds the creation of the new Canada First Research Excellence Fund. Increased support for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) was also appreciated. The funding for indirect costs will help, yet these costs may continue to be a potential rate-limiting step for health research within faculties of medicine

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