Canada’s Research Support Fund bolsters research infrastructure at Brandon University

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BRANDON, Man. — Research at Brandon University (BU) is benefiting from $328,897 in federal funding this year from the Research Support Fund (RSF).

Funding from the RSF is used to help universities in Canada cover some of the costs of conducting research and maintaining world-class research environments. Among the expenses that the RSF helps to offset at BU are research resources, maintaining and upgrading facilities, and administration.

“We are very proud of the research being conducted by our faculty at Brandon University,” says Dr. Heather Duncan, Associate Vice-President of Research at BU. “The Research Support Fund is vital to our efforts as it helps to lay the foundation that makes research possible at Canadian universities. \

“It is with the support of this infrastructure that our researchers are able to make the important discoveries that benefit our community and our society.”

Funding from the RSF is used to help maintain lab facilities at BU, including updating hardware and software as well as servicing equipment. The funding also provides resources for the John E. Robbins Library, supports efforts of the Office of Research Services and assists with the training for personnel.

With the RSF helping to support research infrastructure at BU, faculty members have enjoyed tremendous success recently. In 2016, researchers at BU were involved in projects that have generated more than $6 million in funding from Canadian Tri-Agency grants.

Brandon University, founded in 1899, promotes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship, and educates students so that they can make a meaningful difference as engaged citizens and leaders.


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