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The University of Manitoba will get more than $8 million this year to help scientists be scientists.
The money, from the federal Research Support Fund, doesn't buy the expensive, high-end equipment that allows chemists to study molecules in space, said Manitoba Liberal MP Terry Duguid. It helps build the walls and ceilings to house that equipment.
"You really can't carry out your research and do the best science if insulation is falling from the ceiling above you," Duguid said.
Almost half of the U of M's allotment this year, $3.7 million, will be used for research facility supports such as maintaining and upgrading labs. Another $1.9 million will go to management and administration, $1.3 million to meet regulatory requirements and the rest to purchase, upgrade and improve research resources and intellectual property management.
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