Canada announces over $500M in funding through NSERC Discovery Research programs

The Government of Canada has announced over $500M in funding to foster research excellence through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Research programs. The majority of the funding will go toward research programs focused on topics such as climate change, artificial intelligence, and mathematics. $73.8M will be used to extend existing grants in order to better support researchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Discovery is the foundation of all advancements,” stated federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne. “By helping to expand the frontiers of science, we are investing in a better society and a brighter future for Canadians.” The Government of Quebec also recently announced an additional $2.6M in funding through the Fonds de recherche du Québec for seven research projects focused specifically on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Newswire (NSERC)| QC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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