NSERC awards over $35M to McGill scientists and engineers

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Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, announced the 2017 results of the NSERC Discovery Grants Program today in Victoria, British Columbia — a total investment of $515 million in support for fundamental research, over $35 million of which will go to McGill’s researchers in the full range of science and engineering disciplines, from biology and chemistry to advanced materials engineering and astrophysics.

Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants


$4.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will advance McGill research in next-generation nanomaterials, infrastructure solutions to support the Internet of Things, novel technology to detect marine toxins, and more.

NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

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What do geological faults, musical communication and neuroimaging computer platforms have in common? All three are among the research subjects that benefitted from the latest round of grants announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. McGill’s total NSERC funding granted in this round, which will be dispersed over the next five years, is $30,021,404.

$27M in NSERC funding for long-term research

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McGill will receive over $27 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for a wide range of long-term research projects, including studies on the texture of foods and biomaterials; holographic approaches to black holes; the treatment of malaria; and research into the role of sleep in the intellectual development of children.