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Twenty-eight master’s students and six doctoral students at Brock University were awarded approximately $1 million in SSHRC funding for their research work under the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate scholarship program. These awards were announced by SSHRC on September 1 as part of $190.5 million in grants and scholarships to nearly 4,000 researchers across the country.
Two graduate students were awarded Vanier scholarships earlier this year, bringing the SSHRC-related student funding to $1.3 million for 2010.
"Again this year we are celebrating the tremendous success of Brock students in obtaining much sought-after SSHRC funding,” says Marilyn Rose, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies “It is especially rewarding to see that our master's and doctoral award winners, including two prestigious Vanier scholars, have been drawn from all of the eligible Faculties across the university.”
The funding supports graduate research that will contribute new knowledge and ideas in modern social, cultural, technological, environmental, economic, political and wellness issues – issues that touch lives every day.
“Our success in these highly-competitive competitions is a sign of the strength and innovation that characterize graduate student research at Brock,” says Rose. “We are very proud of the award winners and know that SSHRC funding will contribute enormously to their ability to realize their scholarly potential.”