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graphic representing scienceThe goal of the Faculty of Science Research Chairs program is to increase funding and capacity by growing existing research programs.

Program aimed at increasing science faculty research capacity

The Faculty of Science has announced a new research chair program for Fall 2021.

The goal of the Faculty of Science Research Chairs program, says Dan Mennill, associate dean of graduate studies and research for the Faculty of Science, is to increase research funding and capacity in the faculty by growing existing research programs.

“We are looking to foster new partnerships and research directions by supporting outstanding faculty researchers with a two-year chair,” says Dr. Mennill. “This, in turn, is expected to build on our funding success in areas of existing research strength through the attraction of incremental research dollars to science.”

Each Research Chair will receive $80,000 over a period of two years with funds covering research costs such as personnel, consumables, travel, and supplies with an option for a course release in the second year.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee chaired by the associate dean of graduate studies and research and comprising the department heads in the Faculty of Science. The committee will look for candidates with demonstrated track records of research excellence and external funding success, with a focus on early-career researchers.

Proposals are due to Rana Chan at ranachan@uwindsor.ca and Mennill at ScienceADGSR@uwindsor.ca no later than Friday, June 25. Results will be announced in July and the awards will commence immediately.

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