Funding plays a crucial role in determining the success of research endeavors. Thus, it is essential to evaluate the influence of funding on the scientific outcome of researchers. In this study, we aim to examine the impact of various funding programs provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and compare the impact and productivity of the funded researchers. We first conduct a descriptive analysis to understand the trends in different funding programs offered by NSERC, including changes in funding amounts and allocation across provinces, universities, and other relevant factors over time. Next, we utilize statistical models and machine learning algorithms trained on the integrated database of researchers’ publications and funding to determine the efficacy of different NSERC funding programs. The main objective is to gain insights into the impact of funding on the scientific output of researchers. The study is ongoing, and we are now at the model-building stage.
Article ID: 2023GL7
Publisher: Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association