UBC Engineering research awarded over $2 million from New Frontiers in Research Fund
April 27, 2023
The Government of Canada has awarded $2.25 million to research projects led by UBC Engineering faculty members through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF).
The NFRF supports world-leading interdisciplinary, transformative and rapid-response Canadian-led research.
This transformative and rapid-response research can be seen in the success of UBC Engineering researchers with the Research for Postpandemic Recovery special call, which aims to “mobilize Canadian-led research efforts in support of a more equitable, sustainable and resilient postpandemic reality.” Funded initiatives include supporting resilient rural communities to produce critical commodities locally, and to support sustainable 3D printing in Canadian manufacturing.
The NFRF Exploration stream’s objective is to “support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research.” Engineering researchers awarded funding in this stream are leading work to improve models for grid-scale battery management, and reduce barriers for human-robot collaboration in construction sites, among others.
Applied Science-affiliated projects funded by NFRF
For more information about other UBC-led projects that were awarded by NFRF, please see the announcement on the website of UBC's Office of the Vice-President Research and Innovation.