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Two internal funding initiatives valued at $100,000

About a year ago, Memorial's Vice-Presidents' Council created two new funding initiatives, each valued at $50,000 annually, in an effort to boost collaboration between all campuses and to bring more conferences, workshops and seminars to Memorial.

The Cross-Campus Initiatives Fund is meant to encourage and build on existing strategic relationships between Memorial's campuses: the St. John's campus, the Marine Institute, Grenfell Campus, Harlow and the Labrador Institute. This fund was created to encourage and support institutional collaborations between the physically-separated units. The fund is expected to support a relatively small number of well-defined initiatives that have clear strategic benefit. Proposals should be for new initiatives rather than requests to support ongoing operations. All members of the Memorial community are eligible to apply.

The Conference Fund was created in recognition of the value associated with Memorial-hosted or co-hosted workshops, seminars or conferences. This funding will be used for one-time support of regular conferences, as opposed to large-scale events. Conferences may be held on campus or at a designated venue off campus. Requests from students for financial support to attend conferences elsewhere fall outside of this fund.

These two funding opportunities provide a formalized mechanism of support for projects and initiatives that advance Memorial's mission through increased collaboration and enhanced public awareness.

There will be three calls for proposals each academic year: Oct. 15, Feb. 15 and June 15. More information on the terms of reference and application process for both funding opportunities is available online at and Inquiries may be made to the Provost's Office (Cross Campus Initiative Fund) at ext. 8246 or and the Office of the Vice-President, Research (Conference Fund) at ext. 3650 or