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Ontario awards second round in early researcher award program with $14M funding


London, ON – Over 100 young academic researchers in Ontario are getting a funding boost that totals $14 million from the provincial government.

The government is providing $51 million over five years in the Early Researcher Award program. This second round of the awards will support 104 leading early career researchers working at 22 institutions in 10 communities across the province. Awardees receive up to $100,000 from the Ontario government and $50,000 from their institutions.

Applications are now being accepted for the next round of Early Researcher Awards. The deadline is January 31, 2007. Details are posted on the Ministry of Research and Innovation website at http://www.ontario.ca/innovation.