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ICYMI: Pushing the boundaries of innovation and knowledge with NSERC funding

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On September 8, 2017, the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced $515 million in support for fundamental research through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council's (NSERC) 2017 funding competition, representing NSERC’s largest annual investment. The funding assists researchers with financial support through scholarships, fellowships, research supplements, and equipment grants.

Springboard congratulates its members, Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Memorial University, Mount Allison University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Saint Francis Xavier University, Saint Mary's University, Université de Moncton, Université de Sainte Anne, University of New Brunswick and the University of Prince Edward Island for receiving a combined total of ~$24 million to advance Atlantic Canadian innovation and skills development.

Funding was received for NSERC's Discovery Grant, Research Tools and Instruments Grant, Student Scholarships and Fellowships grants and for Discovery Development Grants. The science investigated by Atlantic Canadian researchers extends across all fields of the natural sciences, from algae to robotics and everything in between. 

We also would like to extend our congratulations to Drs. Rodolphe Devillers (Memorial University), Aitazaz Ahsan Farooque (University of Prince Edward Island), Arunika Gunawardena (Dalhousie University), Kirk Hillier (Acadia University), Weimin Huang (Memorial University), Jan Reiney (Dalhousie University) and Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University) who were among the Canadian researchers that received the 2017 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement for their outstanding research program. 

To read the full NSERC article, click here.

To read Acadia University's article, click here.

To read Dalhousie University's article, click here.

To read Memorial University's article, click here.