NSERC awards grants totalling more than $9.1M to York researchers

Professors at York University have been awarded more than $9.1 million in funding from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the Discovery Grants Program and the Discovery Accelerator Supplement Awards.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances.

A total of 50 Discovery Grants were awarded in June, totalling $8,904,123. This amount includes the NSERC Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) program, which provides the primary avenue for university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering to obtain up to $150,000 in support for research tools and instruments.

Discovery Grants were awarded to: Robert Allison (Lassonde), Constadinos Armenakis (Lassonde), Mark Bayfield (Science), Ellen Bialystock (Health), Nassim Bozorgnia (Science), Satinder Brar (Lassonde), Jennifer Chen (Science), Arthur Cheng (Health), Taylor Cleworth (Health), Claire David (Science), Hany Farag (Lassonde), Marina Freire-Gormaly (Lassonde), Edward Furman (Science), Dasantila Golemi-Kotra (Science), Deborah Harris (Science), Laurence Harris (Centre for Vision Research), Jimmy Huang (Liberal Arts & Professional Studies), Jaclyn Hurley (Health), Cuiying Jian (Lassonde), Zhen Ming Jiang (Lassonde), Shooka Karimpour Ghannadi (Lassonde), Scott Kelly (Science), Peter Kohler (Health), Nikola Kovinich (Science), Anantharaman Kumarakrishnan (Science), Peter Lian (Lassonde), Neal Madras (Science), Ozzy Mermut (Science), Laurence Packer (Science), Jean-Paul Paluzzi (Science), Chun Peng (Science), Rebecca Pillai Riddell (Health), Simone Pisana (Lassonde), Pouya Rezai (Lassonde), Emilie Roudier (Health), Sapna Sharma (Science), Gunho Sohn (Lassonde), Neil Tandon (Lassonde), Sean Tulin (Science), Trevor VandenBoer (Science), Natalija Vlajic (Lassonde), Song Wang (Lassonde), Karl White (Science), Magdalena Wojtowicz (Health) and Amro Zayed (Science).

Recipients of the RTI awards are: Satinder Brar (Lassonde), Gerd Grau (Lassonde), David Hood (Health) and Sergey Krylov (Science).

For a full list of these grant recipients, their projects and their awards, visit this link.

In addition to these grants, the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Awards (DAS) were also announced, with $360,000 awarded to York research projects. These supplement awards aim to provide substantial additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs and are valued at $120,000 over three years.

Recipients of the DAS grants are: Jennifer Chen (Science), Zehn Ming Jiang (Lassonde) and Amro Zayed (Science).

For a full list of these grant recipients and their projects, visit this link.

For more information on the NSERC Discovery Grants funding announcement, visit the media release here.

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