UBC Psychology researchers and graduate students benefit from national research grants

Kiley Hamlin shares her research on early moral cognition with the Dalai Lama

Kiley Hamlin shares her research on early moral cognition with the Dalai Lama

We are pleased to announce that Kiley Hamlin, Alan Kingstone, and Darko Odic have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants.

  • Kiley Hamlin was awarded $47,000 towards her research project understanding humans’ understanding of agency: studies with preverbal.
  • Alan Kingstone was awarded $110,000 towards his research on components of human selective attention.
  • Darko Odic received $24,000 for his research on the psychophysics of number, time, and space.

“Discoveries build the necessary foundation for an innovative, prosperous and sustainable society,” says Dr. B. Mario Pinto, President, NSERC. “A diversified and high-quality research base requires us to provide equality of opportunity across gender and culture. Bringing together multiple points of view strengthens our science, technology and innovation ecosystem and extends its many benefits more equally.”

NSERC’s Discovery Grants support ongoing research programs with long-term goals and build the foundation for innovation. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. More

Along with the Discovery Grants, these UBC Psychology graduate and postdoctoral students were awarded NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships.

  • Courtney Bryce, graduate student in Stan Floresco’s Neural Circuits and Cognition Lab
  • Kieran Fox, PhD candidate in Kalina Christoff’s Cognitive Neuroscience of Thought Lab
  • Kaitlin Laidlaw, graduate student in Alan Kingstone’s Brain and Attention Research Lab (now a postdoc at Western University)
  • Robert Whitwell, postdoctoral fellow in James Enns’ Vision Lab

NSERC provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master’s or doctoral studies. These awards launch a new generation of scientists, with support at levels of study from graduate to postdoctoral. More

Please join us in congratulating our faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for receiving this national support to advance their research.

Read NSERC’s full announcement.