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U of M Receives $2.5M in Research Funding

August 9, 2011 6:43 AM | News

By Brian Schultz

The University of Manitoba is receiving $2.5 million to support research initiatives.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is providing the funding to support grants, scholarships and fellowships for faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

“This funding reflects confidence in the high level of research that the University of Manitoba is known for,” said Digvir Jayas, the university’s vice-president (research). “I congratulate all our talented professors, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose excellence has been recognized with this new investment.”

The investment will help kick-start 23 research projects with combined total funding of $1,485,629, and support 40 master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral scholarships and fellowships with $1,062,500 in funding.

— With files from a news release