UBC Psychology faculty receive NSERC funding to advance their research

Faculty from the department of psychology have received federal funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

This funding is supported by NSERC’s Discovery Grants and NSERC’s Research Tools and Instruments Grants. These investments will fund a number of psychology projects including exploring the sexual response in men and women and of the role of long-term experience in visual number sense.

A total of 85 new projects led by UBC researchers were awarded $17.3 million through these programs.

The following psychology faculty received funding for these projects:

NSERC Discovery Grants
The Discovery Grants program assists in promoting and maintaining a diversified base of high-quality research capability in the natural sciences and engineering in Canadian universities, fostering research excellence, and providing a stimulating environment for research training

  • Dr. Samantha Dawson
    Attentional Mechanisms Underlying Gendered Sexual Response
    $ 190,000  (5 years)
  • Dr. Darko Odic
    The role of long-term experience in the development and use of the visual number sense
    $ 200,000  (5 years)
  • Dr. Victoria Savalei
    Improving Fit Assessment and Incomplete Data Diagnostics in Structural Equation Modeling
    $ 90,000  (5 years)

NSERC Research Tools and Instruments Grants
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants foster and enhance the discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering by supporting the purchase of research equipment.

  • Dr. Stan Floresco
    Imaging neurochemical and neural signaling with fiber photometry