McGill University gets fund nearly $35 million
July 11, 2019
Global Korean Post
Government of Canada invests in innovative discovery research at McGill University.
The funding will support students and researchers in fields from biochemistry to computer science.
Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of nearly $35 million to support more than 150 researchers at McGill University. This funding is made available through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants program.
The investment stems from the historic $4 billion for research committed in Budget 2018 and will support graduate scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships for students in the natural sciences and engineering.
The funding is part of Canada’s Science Vision and the Government of Canada’s commitment of more than $10 billion to science, which includes the largest-ever increase in funding for fundamental research.
Minister Duncan also signed the Dimensions Charter at McGill University. Institutions that endorse the charter commit to embedding the principles of equity, diversity and inclusiveness in their policies, practices, action plans and culture.
The funding announced at McGill University is part of an unprecedented investment of more than $588 million, announced by Minister Duncan on May 21, 2019, that will go to more than 4,850 researchers and students across the country.
The $588 million includes $426 million in Discovery Grants going to more than 2,295 researchers across the full range of science and engineering disciplines.
It also includes $6.2 million in Discovery Launch Supplements going to 499 early-career researchers in the first year of their Discovery Grants to help them launch their careers.