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Twelve UCalgary researchers awarded funding under inaugural New Frontiers program – UToday

Government of Canada supports international, interdisciplinary, high-risk research

The inaugural New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), launched December 2018 by the federal government, is focused on supporting innovative, interdisciplinary research that has the potential to deliver significant benefits to Canadians. Twelve early-career University of Calgary researchers from across the academy received NFRF funding to pursue their high-risk, high-reward work.

“Our government’s vision is for our researchers to take risks and be innovative,” says the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, minister of science and sport. “We want our scientists and students to have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, and we want the halls of academia to better reflect the diversity of Canada itself. This new fund will help us achieve that vision.”

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