This year, the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) introduced support for 12 new interfaculty, multidisciplinary research collaborations through an internal funding pilot program, the REALISE Seed Grant.

The program was created following the success of recent events to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration within Carleton, called the REALISE Series. The grants offer a maximum of $12,000 for one year to help jump-start new multidisciplinary teams or incentivize the early stages of multidisciplinary research projects.

Researchers from different faculties will co-direct the awarded projects with Early Career Researchers directing more than half of the teams. In addition, at least half of the members of each team will be collaborating for the first time.

The REALISE Seed Grant pilot has successfully brought forward more opportunities for multidisciplinary research collaborations at Carleton. We look forward to seeing the project outcomes and discoveries initiated by these new awards.

– Rafik Goubran, Vice-President (Research and International)

Congratulations to the first recipients of the REALISE Seed Grant:

Project: Veracity And Truth Discovery of Multimedia Data

Project: Exploring the Potential for Microbial Biodegradation of Microplastics in Plastic-Impacted Agricultural Sites and Microflora of Plastic-Tolerant Animals

Project: Evoking Discrimination-Related Stress while Minimizing Harm: Validation of the Discrimination Experience Speech Task (DEST)

Project: The Role of Matrix Alignment and Mechanics in Tumor Growth

Project: Enhancing Communication Accessibility for Every Brain

Project: Better An Integration of Analytical Chemistry, Machine Learning and Internet of Things for Smart Food Authentication

  • Yaxi Hu, Department of Chemistry
  • Jie Gao, School of Information Technology

Project: Mobilizing Interfaculty Support to Develop and Evaluate an Enhanced Mental Health Program for Autistic Children and their Families

Project: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in the Insect as Food and Feed Sector in Canada

Project: Effect of Maternal Obesity on Intrinsic Contractile Function of Skeletal Muscle in Young Offspring

Project: Center for Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Diagnostics (CANDiD)

Project: Bridging Science and Engineering for Multiepitope Peptide Discovery to Improve Cancer Therapy

Project: Money Matters: Assessing the Consequences of a Financial Self-Concept for Tax Attitudes and Compliance

The funding is anticipated to help expand the capacity of the project teams to apply for external funding and pursue joint research publications in the coming years.

Learn about our other internal funding opportunities available to Carleton researchers.

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