Research Statistics


An overview of research funding received by the Faculty of Science

Research funding received by the Faculty of Science in 2019-2020
Source Amount Percentage
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) $1 480 542 4%
Tri-council grants $13 043 527 35%
Other external operating $15 665 095 42%
Internal funding $2 546 006 7%
Contracts - Government $3 376 956 9%
Contrats - Industry $1 562 743 4%
Tri-Council funding received by the Faculty of Science in 2019-2020
Source Amount Percentage
CIHR $1 525 083 12%
SSHRC (including NFRF) $742 513 6%
NSERC Discovery Grants $6 237 394 48%
NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements $280 000 2%
NSERC Research Tools and Instruments $300 000 2%
NSERC Engage $75 000 1%
NSERC Strategic Project Grants $748 499 6%
NSERC Idea to Innovation $118 750 1%
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development $1 348 251 10%
Other Tri-Council $1 208 502 9%
Sub awards $459 536 4%

CIHR: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
NSERC: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
NFRF: New Frontiers in Research Fund

Focus on Major Funding Success Stories

New Geology program prepares next generation of international marine geologists

Professor Mark Hannington is seen from the chest up, wearing suit jacket over a light blue shirt and black tie with white polka dots, in front of a white background.

Professor Mark Hannington's successful partnership was recently rewarded with a highly prestigious NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) grant.

Using Artificial Intelligence to understand how the brain interacts with the external environment

Professor Maia Fraser is seen from the waist up, wearing a grey top and grey cardigan. She is also wearing a silver necklace and we see a blurred reflection of uOttawa campus in the glass behind her.

A mathematician and computer scientist from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Professor Maia Fraser is part of a multidisciplinary research team that uses Artificial Intelligence to study the brain and its interactions with the external environment.

Rapid response CIHR funding to develop effective and low-cost COVID-19 diagnostic test

Professor Maxim Berezovski is seen from the waist up, wearing a white polo shirt. He is standing in his lab and we see a lab bench and cabinets behind him.

Professor Berezovski and his team are designing a diagnostic tool that would provide a positive or negative test result in under 10 minutes with an accuracy rate of 90 percent.

Unconventional combinations of disciplines to tackle high-risk/high-reward research

Four professors from the Faculty of Science are part of successful teams who received NFRF-Exploration funding in 2019/20.

Success in Numbers


APUO researchers


Emeritus Professors


Postdoctoral researchers


PhD students


MSc students


awards to our researchers


Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) scholarship recipients


Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) scholarship recipients

2 new researchers

  • Simon Henry, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Jérémie Lefebvre, Associate Professor, Department of Biology


research chair holders


new chair

  • Nicolas Corradi – URC in Microbial Genomics
Chair Active chairs in 2019/20
University Research Chair (URC) 13
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) 9
Tier 2 Canada Research Chair 8
Endowed Research Chair 1


chairs renewed:

  • Stephen Newman – Tier 2 CRC in Sustainable Catalysis
  • Adam Shuhendler – Tier 2 in Chemical Biology
  • Anne Broadbent – URC in Quantum Information and Cryptography
  • Pawel Hawrylak – URC in Quantum Theory of Materials, Nanostructures and Devices


invention disclosures


patents issued


patent applications filed


contracts signed


in grants


success rate in the 2019/20 NSERC Discovery Grant competition


new NSERC CREATE grant


NFRF – Exploration grants (2 as PI and 2 as co-PI)

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