Successful applicants will be awarded $18,000 for teaching release and other costs and will be expected to relocate to GLIER
s Riverside Drive facility for the duration of their fellowship, which will begin September 2013.
Funding will be used primarily for the purchase of state-of-the-art scientific equipment to be used by GLIER researchers, as well as some from Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
This infrastructure will further promote GLIER and the University of Windsor as the major centre in Canada for the development and application of interdisciplinary environmental assessment, analysis and remediation research in the Great Lakes region, Piruzza said.
UWindsor Vice-President, Research, Michael Siu said the funding will enable GLIER to examine critical issues of Great Lakes health from a variety of perspectives and open opportunities for collaboration across disciplines.