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$4M in grants for Alberta researchers


Edmonton, AB – Alberta’s provincial funding arm, Alberta Ingenuity, has announced $4 million in funding for some of the province’s researchers.

“These researchers have proven they are good at asking questions and chasing answers that will ensure the sustainability and diversity of Alberta’s future,” said Dr Peter Hackett, president and CEO of Alberta Ingenuity. “This program gives new faculty outstanding start-up opportunities to set up their labs with the best tools and to recruit the best people.”

By supporting some of the most promising new faculty in all three of Alberta’s universities, the organization is helping them transform Alberta through their knowledge and ongoing discoveries. This targeted support provides up to $100,000 per year, for three years, and recognizes new faculty members who have demonstrated balanced excellence in research and mentoring young researchers. The funding is being used to recruit top graduate students who are fast becoming the leaders in their fields and to buy state-of-the-art equipment.

More details are available on the organizations’ website at www.albertaingenuity.ca