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McMaster's early researchers earn nearly $1M in funding

Seven researchers from across the disciplines have earned Early Researcher Awards to advance their work – a collective investment of nearly $1 million from the Province of Ontario.
McMaster's early researchers earn nearly $1M in funding

Seven researchers from across the disciplines have earned Early Researcher Awards

The projects range from dance technologies to help treat people with Parkinson’s disease to neuroscience research to understand how exercise promotes brain function and reduces the risk of dementia to research that will encourage the sustainable use of treated wastewater and wastewater biosolids in Ontario.

 The awards are designed to help recently appointed researchers – those having held a full-time faculty appointment for less than five years – build their research teams of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates, and technicians. The goal of the program is to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent.

Each Early Researcher Award (ERA) garners $100,000 from the provincial government, and is matched by an additional $50,000 by the university. The government also provides up to $40,000 for indirect costs.

Rob Baker, McMaster’s vice-president, research, recognizes the value of the awards and their proven track record in helping researchers move their work to the next level.

 

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