Congratulations to Dr. Geddes-McAlister and Dr. Zhang for being recognized with Early Researcher Awards

Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

From studies of fungal pathogens to inclusion of First Nations communities in academic research design, five University of Guelph researchers have received 2022 Early Researcher Awards (ERA) from the Government of Ontario.

This year, 54 projects across Ontario will receive ERA funding, which help newly appointed researchers build their research teams. The award covers salaries and travel for student research assistants, equipment costs and facility expenses.

“These awards reflect both the demonstrated excellence of these innovative researchers and their tremendous future promise,” said Dr. Beverley Hale, acting vice-president (research). “Each of these projects broaden disciplinary horizons, delivering real-world impact now and in the years to come.”

She added, “The range of research projects supported by the Early Researcher Awards program speaks to the University of Guelph’s strength as a hub of research excellence across a sweeping range of subjects and conducted through a diversity of research approaches.”

The following U of G researchers will receive $100,000 from the Government of Ontario, which will be matched by $50,000 from the University. The province also provides an additional $40,000 per award to the research institution.

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