Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Today, Research Manitoba announces a total investment of $876,113 in research funding to support 12 New Investigator Operating Grants.

Research Manitoba’s investment will leverage industry funds and support early-career researchers to achieve the research productivity and track record necessary for obtaining long-term, sustainable funding. This investment is integral to supporting local talent development and a strong Manitoba research ecosystem.

Renée Cable, Minister of Advanced Education and Training:

“Investing in our local investigator talent is essential to the growth of research excellence in Manitoba. The  Government of Manitoba is proud to work with Research Manitoba to provide opportunities for early-career  researchers to advance in their chosen field and contribute to the vibrant economy of research in our  province, to the benefit of all Manitobans.”

New investigators must be within the first four years of their initial faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor (or equivalent) level in North America, to receive grants which are capped at the following maximum amounts and terms for each category:

  • Health – Basic Biomedical ($65,000 per year for two years)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities ($20,000 per year for two years)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research ($25,000 per year for two years)

“On behalf of Research Manitoba, I’d like to congratulate all of the New Investigator Operating Grant recipients and thank our partners, including the Manitoba government, for their commitment to innovation and research excellence,” said Freyja Arnason, Director of Strategy and Programs, Research Manitoba. “Supporting local talent, contributing to the economy, and creating a healthy future for Manitobans are just a few of the positive impacts of the research being funded through our programs and partnerships.”

Please join us in congratulating the successful grant candidates, and learn more about their projects here.

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Freyja Arnason, Director, Strategy and Programs, Research Manitoba
204-942-1948 | Freyja.arnason@researchmb.ca | researchmanitoba.ca

Research Manitoba:

Research Manitoba promotes, supports, and coordinates the funding of research excellence and innovation in health, natural and social sciences, engineering, and the humanities in Manitoba. Research Manitoba supports local talent development by providing research support to early career researchers and graduate students, along with fostering strategic partnerships to strengthen research and innovation in Manitoba.