$38.4 million in national funding awarded to Waterloo researchers

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The Government of Canada recently announced the 2023 science bundle national funding competition results, an investment of more than $960 million.

The University of Waterloo is among other Canadian universities who will be receiving funding to support our research and innovation. Waterloo researchers will be receiving in total more than $38.4 million in funding under the following grants, scholarships and programs: 

  • NSERC’s Discovery Research Program (including Discovery Grant, Discovery Launch Supplement, COVID-19 extension, Discovery Horizon and Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants) – awarding over $32 million to support more than 260 recipients
  • SSHRC’s Partnership Development Grants – providing over $590,000 to 3 recipients
  • SSHRC’s Insight Research program – awarding over $3 million to 19 recipients
  • The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund – providing over $1.8 million to support 12 research infrastructure projects 
  • The Canada Research Chairs Program – awarded $1.1 million for 1 new (SSHRC) and 1 renewed (CIHR) Chairs
    • The CFI is also providing nearly $90,000 to support the research infrastructure needs of 1 Chair

The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and the Honourable Mark Holland, Minister of Health, announced the investment on August 29, 2023 at the University of Alberta.

These investments will support cutting-edge research in health, environment, and economic development and highlights the Government of Canada’s support for world-class researchers who are making discoveries that will ensure tomorrow’s secure and thriving economy.

Get all the details at Waterloo News!