Each year, we invite eligible applicants to submit proposals for research projects. Proposals are evaluated by an external expert Project Advisory Committee. They are ranked by how well they align with the purpose of the Fedoruk Centre, feasibility, engagement of partners and the potential for societal impacts.
How to Apply
Please review our Awards Guide for full submission guidelines. Your submission package should include:
- Institutional Signature Form
- Project Cover Page
- Project Description
- Budget Spreadsheet
- Saskatchewan Cyclotron Facility Workstation Occupancy Estimator (if applicable)
- Partner Commitment Letter
- CVs for the Project Leader and Co-applicants
Project funding installments are released on receipt of an invoice and an appropriate progress report, either:
Travel and Training Grant
If you need additional funds to cover travel to events or training sessions, please contact Niki Schrie.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop, training course, outreach session or similar event advancing the purpose of the Fedoruk Centre, you may be eligible for an engagement grant. We accept applications on an ongoing basis. Check the Awards Guide for full eligibility criteria.
Application Form - Use this form to apply. Full instructions are included.
Engagement Grant Report Form - After your event is complete, use this form to submit your expenses for reimbursement.
Project Advisory Committee
Chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (Calgary, AB)
Duane Bratt is a political science Professor educated at the Universities of Windsor (BA 1991, MA 1992) and Alberta (Ph.D 1996). He teaches in the area of international relations and Canadian public policy. His primary research interest is in the area of Canadian nuclear policy. Recent publications include: co-editor, Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta (University of Calgary Press, 2019), co-editor, Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas 3rd edition (Oxford University Press, 2015) and author of Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). Current projects include the risk assessment of Canada’s nuclear waste site selection process.
Dr. Steve Livingstone is the Small Modular Reactor Specialist at Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan (CIC), and a Professional Engineer. CIC is the holding company for all commercial Crowns in Saskatchewan, providing oversight for the Crowns and supporting development of nuclear energy in the province.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University, Dr. Livingstone moved to Saskatchewan to pursue a Master of Science at the University of Saskatchewan in Physics in the field of fusion performing experiments on the STOR-1M Tokamak. Following a short stint in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserves, Dr. Livingstone joined Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (AECL) in Chalk River and simultaneously joined the Royal Military College of Canada to pursue a PhD part-time in Nuclear Engineering focused on defected fuel in CANDU reactors. Dr. Livingstone spent fourteen years at AECL and Canadian Nuclear Labs (CNL) in various roles from junior scientist to Branch Manager. Dr. Livingstone worked in the areas of fuel fabrication, post-irradiation examination of fuel and components, advanced fuel cycles, SLOWPOKE-2 research reactors, ZED-2 reactor, muon tomography, security and safeguards technology, emergency response, and cybersecurity.
In November 2020, Steve joined the Nuclear Secretariat in the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment to provide expert technical support as the Government started working towards nuclear energy in Saskatchewan; today, Dr. Livingstone continues that role with CIC.
David Shoesmith is an emeritus professor in the Department of Chemistry at Western University (London, ON) and ex-Director of Surface Science Western (2011 - 2019). He was a research scientist with Atomic Energy of Canada (Whiteshell Laboratories, Manitoba) from 1973 to 1998 and subsequently holder of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NSERC/NWMO) Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Fuel Disposal Chemistry (2000 - 2019). He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2016), NACE International, the Canadian Society for Chemistry (1985) and the Electrochemical Society (2011) and has won a number of international and national awards. His research is concentrated on the electrochemistry and corrosion of materials with a special emphasis on the corrosion of uranium dioxide and nuclear waste container materials under permanent waste disposal conditions. In these areas he has been, and in some cases still is, involved in collaborative projects with universities and research organizations in Sweden, USA, South Korea, China, and Spain. His research was also funded by automobile, chemical processing, and oil and gas transmission companies.
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Radiology, McMaster University
Dr. Katherine Zukotynski is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Radiology at McMaster University and an Associate Member of the School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. She is affiliated with several hospitals including Children’s Hospital Boston.
After completing an undergraduate degree in Engineering Science at the University of Toronto, Dr. Zukotynski completed medical training followed by a residency in radiology, also at the University of Toronto. In 2009, she completed nuclear medicine training through the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine at Harvard. She was a staff radiologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2009 through 2012, and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Subsequently, Dr. Zukotynski was a staff radiologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre from 2012 through 2015, an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in nuclear cardiology, as well as in nuclear medicine and radiology, in both the United States and Canada.
Dr. Zukotynski is involved in medical imaging research. Her main areas of research are in PET/CT, particularly as it relates to oncology, neurodegenerative disease and machine learning. She received the RSNA Research and Education Foundation Roentgen Resident/ Fellow Research Award first as a radiology resident and then as a nuclear medicine resident. She held an RSNA Research Scholar Grant from 2012-2014, and currently holds approximately $5M in funding for molecular imaging, predominantly in prostate cancer research.
Dr. Zukotynski is also actively involved in the leadership of several imaging societies. She is Chair of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Nuclear Medicine Section Instructional Courses, Chair of the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) Nuclear Medicine Refresher Course Committee Track, as well as the Research and Education Public Relations Committee. She is also Secretary of the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) and immediate past Treasurer/Secretary of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), as well as immediate past president of the SNMMI PET Center of Excellence and Eastern Great Lakes Chapter.
Contingent on availability of funds the Fedoruk Centre is interested in partnerships with Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions. Our goal is to establish programs that strengthen Saskatchewan’s educational and research capacity in our target impact areas.
Partnerships are also a means of creating a cluster of faculty members in a programmatic area, or attracting individual faculty members to lead programs in one of our target impact areas. We welcome institutional leaders (Deans, Associate Deans) to contact the Executive Director of the Fedoruk Centre at any time.