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$209M funding awarded to 280 research projects in Ontario

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s provincial government is awarding a total of $209 million to support innovative research projects and top talent at leading research institutions across the province.

The awards include:

  • $65 million through the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence stream, to support globally significant and transformational projects, such as developing new MRI technology and better understanding antibiotic resistance,
  • $131 million through the Ontario Research Fund – Research Infrastructure stream, to ensure that Ontario’s research infrastructure remains competitive in attracting the world’s leading researchers, and
  • $13 million through the Early Researcher Awards, to attract and retain top talent in the province and help promising researchers build their teams.

“Our capacity to compete globally depends on how well we can harness our research, innovation and entrepreneurial strengths,” said Reza Moridi, minister of research and innovation. “Through these investments, Ontario is mobilizing and preparing our researchers to succeed, compete and create the jobs of the future.”

A list of the 280 projects receiving funding can be found in the attached Excel file.

Research projects receiving funding in Ontario_June 2015