On Thursday March 4th 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced more than $518 million in research infrastructure funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This funding will support 102 state-of-the-art projects at 35 post-secondary institutions and research hospitals across the country, and will help Canada remain at the forefront of exploration, innovation and discovery. Two projects led by Queen’s researchers have received close to $10 million to significantly advance their research. Queen’s is also a collaborator on a third project, led by Carleton University. The funding will be used for infrastructure that will help to combat climate change, treat cancer, and understand the fabric of the universe.
In this episode, Dr. Kimberly Woodhouse, Vice Principal (Research) and Professor, Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University joins us. Dr. Woodhouse sheds light on the groundbreaking research CFI is now funding at Queen’s and also gives us a bird’s-eye view into the processes behind developing and securing major funding applications, and the work her office does to support faculty members and fellows at Queen’s to secure grants and collaborators. A fascinating discussion all around and particularly useful for early career researchers including graduate students.