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UTSC receives $3.1 million in NSERC Discovery Grant funding

UTSC researchers received 17 Discovery Grants, one Research Tool & Instruments grant, and a Discovery Accelerator Supplement totaling more than $3.1 million as part of NSERC's 2014 Discovery Grant competition

UTSC researchers received 17 Discovery Grants as well as one Research Tool and Instruments grant and a Discovery Accelerator Supplement as part of NSERC's 2014 Discovery Grant competition.

NSERC is the primary funding agency supporting Canada's science and engineering research community.  In total, more than $340 million from NSERC’s Discovery Grants program was awarded to researchers across Canada.

In addition to his NSERC Discovery Grant, Assistant Professor Adrian Nestor was awarded an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement. The Accelerator Supplement “aims to provide substantial and timely additional resources to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of outstanding research programs” according to NSERC’s website.

Congratulations to the following:

NSERC Discovery Grants

Herbert Kronzucker – Biological Sciences: Physiology and toxicology of ion fluxes in plant roots

Nicholas Mandrak – Biological Sciences: Biodiversity, biogeography, and conservation of freshwater fishes

Blake Richards – Biological Sciences: Uncovering the neurobiology of combined supervised and unsupervised learning

Greg Vanlerberghe – Biological Sciences: Alternative Oxidase of Plant Mitochondria

Rongmin Zhao – Biological Sciences: Role of molecular chaperone HSP90C in regulating plant photosynthesis

Michael Goldstein – Computer and Mathematical Sciences: Integratable Systems of PDE with quasi-periodic initial data

Graeme Hirst – Computer and Mathematical Sciences: Applied computational models of discourse, argument, and text

Michael Molloy – Computer and Mathematical Sciences: Probabilistic Graph Theory and Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems

Balint Virag – Computer and Mathematical Sciences: Random Eigenvalues

James Donaldson – Physical and Environmental Science: Atmospheric and Interfacial Reaction Dynamics

Julian Lowman – Physical and Environmental Sciences: Planetary Mantle Dynamics

Kristen Menou – Physical and Environmental Sciences: Atmospheres and Climates of Exoplanets

Hanno Rein – Physical and Environmental Sciences: Formation of Multi-Planetary Systems in the Kepler Era

Andre Simpson – Physical and Environmental Sciences: Development of flow-based and magic angle spinning in-vivo NMR to understand environmental stress

Diana Valencia – Physical and Environmental Sciences: Formation and Evolution of super-Earths and sub- Neptune Planets

Michael Inzlicht – Psychology: Is negative affect necessary for cognitive control? Toward an affect alarm framework of control

Adrian Nestor – Psychology: A neurocomputational investigation of human face processing

NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement

Adrian Nestor – Psychology: A neurocomputational investigation of human face processing

Research tools and instruments

Andy Lee – Psychology: A multi-methodological, integrative investigation of how visual representations underlie behaviour




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