Government of Canada Announces $411 million in Funding University Research
The Government of Canada recently announced over 411 million dollars in new funding for university research, which should reach over 3,800 Canadian scientists, engineers and students.
The funds will go to grants and scholarships over the next 5 years, as part of the 2011 competition results for NSERC’s Discovery Grants, Discovery Accelerator Supplements, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships Programs.
“Our government is investing in the people and ideas that will produce tomorrow’s breakthroughs in order to keep Canada’s economy growing and create new jobs,” said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), who made the announcement from Brock University this week.
“This research will improve the quality of life of Canadians, while helping universities develop, attract and retain leading scientists and engineers.”
The grants will go to projects such as Brock University’s Catherine Mondloch, who is doing groundbreaking research into how children recognize faces. Her results are being used by researchers to investigate cases of autism and infantile brain lesions.
“The Discovery Grants Program has an outstanding international reputation because it has a very broad scope and offers researchers a lot of flexibility,” said Dr. Mondloch.
Schools mentioned: Brock University