L to R: Drs. Ryan Brinkman and Peter Stirling were both awarded NSERC grants.
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Brinkman (Brinkman Lab) on receiving a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant for his proposal entitled "Automated analysis of high dimensional flow cytometry data" and Dr. Peter Stirling (Stirling Lab) on a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant and 3-year Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) for his proposal entitled “Nuclear protein quality control mechanisms during genotoxic stress”.
The Discovery Grants Program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. Discovery Grants are considered “grants in aid” of research, as they provide long term operating funds and can facilitate access to funding from other programs, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program.
The DAS program provides substantial and timely resources to researchers who have an established, superior research program that is highly rated in terms of originality and innovation, and who show strong potential to become international leaders within their field. These additional resources should enable researchers to capitalize on a research opportunity or a bold idea (e.g., a recent research breakthrough, a paradigm shift, or a new strategy to tackle a scientific problem or research question, etc.).