A suite of government funding in support of McGill research

McGill receives $42.5 million in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Canada Research Chairs Program

Today, 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 an investment of more than $960 million in support of research and innovation through a suite of programs. These programs include the John R. Evans Leaders’ Fund (JELF), the SSHRC-administered Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program, the Partnership Development and Partnership Engage Grants & Insight Grants competitions, and NSERC’s Discovery Research Programs.

Fifty new and renewed Canada Research Chairs were awarded at 45 Canadian research institutions, ten at McGill. Of these ten, four New and six Renewed CRCs were awarded. With the addition of this newest cohort, McGill currently has 179 active chairholders (Tier 1 and Tier 2). McGill was also awarded two Partnership Engage Grants and one Partnership Development Grant. In addition, thirty McGill research projects received funding through JELF for innovative tools and infrastructure. Lastly, 147 McGill research projects received funding through the NSERC’s Discovery Research Programs. The total investment for McGill research is $42.5 million.

“McGill is grateful for the Government of Canada’s significant investment in research through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Research Chairs Program, the John R. Evans Leaders Fund, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada,” said Martha Crago, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation. “With this vital support, our scholars are empowered to pursue research in areas that will benefit our environment, the economy, and communities in Canada and around the world.”



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