Competitive research funding, research chairs, technology transfer and more – learn about the Faculty of Science’s successes last year.


An overview of research funding received by the Faculty of Science

Major funding success stories

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Shifting gears to address the COVID-19 pandemic

Faculty of Science professors rose to the challenge.
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The right tool for the job

Faculty of Science researchers successful in securing coveted equipment grants.
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Combining expertise from diverse disciplines for innovation and impact

Proposing innovative, interdisciplinary and high-risk/high-reward projects, two of our faculty members led applications that were successful in the Fall 2020 competition.

Success in numbers

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awards to our researchers


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) scholarship recipients


Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) scholarship recipients

  • 9 invention disclosures
  • 18 patents issued
  • 14 patent applications filed
  • 117 contracts signed
  • 162 APUO researchers
  • 127 Postdoctoral researchers
  • 2 new researchers:
    • Rajendhran Rajakumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
    • Carole Yauk, Professor, Department of Biology
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Emeritus Professors


PhD students


MSc students

26 research chair holders

  • Carole Yauk - Tier 1 CRC in Genomics and the Environment
  • University Research Chair (URC): 10
  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC): 10
  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair: 6
  • Albert Stolow – Tier 1 CRC in Molecular Photonics
  • Ebrahim Karimi – Tier 2 CRC in Structured Quantum Waves
  • $34M in grants
  • 95% success rate in the 2020/21 NSERC Discovery Grant competition
  • 5 new NSERC RTI grants
  • 2 NFRF – Exploration grants
  • 7 NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants
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