June 15, 2021

UCalgary receives $18.8M as part of major federal investment

Health, humanities, science and engineering research all supported through federal grants
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The Government of Canada announced a $635 million investment in research across the country today, with $18.8 million going to UCalgary researchers. The announcement includes grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program and Research Tools and Instruments Program, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Partnership Grants, Partnership Development Grants, Insight Grants and Insight Development Grants programs, and the Canada Research Chairs Program, including its partnership with the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). 

“The support of the federal government enables our researchers to pursue novel discoveries that will advance the well-being of our communities,” says Dr. William Ghali, vice-president (research). “The programs included in this announcement span the breadth of our research community, from early-career scholars, to faculty members who are longtime leaders in their fields. We look forward to all that their will achieve with this support.”

Many of these grants will provide multiple years of support for researchers, in which they will create new knowledge, pursue high-risk, high-reward research, and mentor students and postdoctoral scholars in the early stages of their research careers. 

“More than ever, this past year has shown that society cannot move forward without the strong contribution of researchers from across Canada and beyond,” says Ted Hewitt, president of SSHRC. “Advancing knowledge and insight within and across all disciplines — including social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and health — is essential to tackling the challenges we face and finding the solutions we need to make Canada healthier, safer, more innovative and more prosperous.”

Complete lists of UCalgary funding recipients can be found on the NSERC, SSHRC, and CRCP websites: