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Long-term research funding at University of Regina totals more than $1.4 million

News Release Release Date: July 9, 2014 2:40 p.m.

A total of 14 researchers at the University of Regina will be receiving $1,412,350 over the next five years in federal funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

NSERC is a Canadian government agency that provides grants for research in the natural sciences and engineering.

Ten researchers are receiving funding under the Discovery Grant Programs, including:

  • Gordon Huang (Engineering and Applied Science), five years at $34,000 annually for a total of $170,000
  • Gavin Simpson (Biology), five years at $27,000 annually for a total of $135,000
  • Howard Hamilton (Computer Science), five years at $25,000 annually for a total of $125,000
  • Richard Manzon (Biology), five years at $25,000 annually for a total of $125,000
  • Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul (Engineering and Applied Science), five years at $25,000 annually for a total of $125,000

Other University of Regina researchers receiving funding under the Discovery Grant Program are Shawn Fallat (Mathematics and Statistics) $90,000 total; Douglas Farenick (Mathematics and Statistics) $110,000 total; Yongan Gu (Engineering and Applied Science) $100,000 total; Fernando Szechtman (Mathematics and Statistics) $50,000 total; and Yang Zhao (Mathematics and Statistics) $50,000 total. 

The largest grant for a one-year period is $129,350 under the Research Tools and Instruments Grants Program to Dena McMartin in Engineering and Applied Science.

As well, NSERC is awarding Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships to Leanne Michelle Heisler (Biology) three years at $21,000 for a total of $63,000; Heather Haig (Biology) two years at $35,000 annually for a total of $70,000; and Zhong Li (Engineering and Applied Science) two years at $35,000 for a total of $70,000.

 

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