About Research at Dal

Research with purpose

As one of Canada’s leading research universities, Dalhousie has attracted more than $140 million in research funding last year. Students learn beyond the classroom alongside renowned researchers; in the lab, the library, the studio and the field.

International impact

Dalhousie’s research expertise extends beyond borders. The university has development projects in 15 countries, and research collaborations in nearly 100 countries.

Wide-reaching initiatives

  • Dalhousie University is home to 50 Canada Research Chairs
  • The university was recently awarded a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Ocean Science and Technology; one of just 19 awarded across Canada
  • Approximately 100 active infrastructure projects are underway at Dal, funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
  • CFI has approved over 180 projects at Dalhousie with an investment of $79 million, including the global Ocean Tracking Network, $168-million conservation project headquartered here
  • The Province of Nova Scotia has invested over $30 million to support CFI projects at Dalhousie

Dalhousie's Research Areas

Learn more about Dalhousie's priority research areas and research areas of growing strength.

2011-12 Report on the Indirect Costs of Research Program

Since 2003 the Federal Indirect Costs of Research Program provides Canadian universities with annual funding to help pay for a portion of the hidden or “indirect” costs of research. Dalhousie University has directed these funds to a variety of areas to improve research strengths and renew university facilities. View the report for the 2011-12 fiscal year [PDF -  254 kB]

Meet our Vice President
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Dr. Martha Crago joined Dalhousie's senior administrative team in 2008.