As part of its ongoing commitment to advocacy, the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) Board of Directors submitted a Brief this past summer to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA). CIC recommendations included: targeted fellowship funding to increase both the quantity of applied and basic research undertaken in Canadian universities and Canadian industry; increased funding to tri-council programs to support innovation-enabling fundamental research and investment in the development of world class science and technology infrastructure in regional, national and international shared facilities.