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Student Research Fund

The 2014-15 Student Research Fund is now accepting applications.

Apply here before November 14th, 2014.

The Student Research Fund is a collaboration initiative of the Harris Centre and the Provincial Government's Office of Public Engagement. The Student Research Fund is intended to provide relevant experience to graduate students and enhance the human resource, institutional and analytical capacity and expertise at the university to undertake research and analysis related to business and labour issues in the province.

Since the fund's inception in 2005, it has supported 21 research projects for students. The Student Research Fund supports research in what could broadly be defined as issues relevant to business and labour in Newfoundland and Labrador. The topics identified include (but are not limited to):

  • Recruitment and retention
  • Participation of women and older workers
  • Immigration
  • Temporary foreign workers
  • Apprenticeship
  • Education and training
  • Skills mismatch
  • Barriers to employment
  • Labour shortages (provincial, regional or sectoral)
  • Social enterprise
  • Youth Entrepreneurship


Fund Guide and Terms of Award - Please read this prior to starting your application

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about the applied research funds

Final Report Template

Yaffle Lay Summary Template

Key Dates:

Release: October 22, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: November 14, 2014

Contact Information

Amy Tucker
Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
The Harris Centre
Ph. 709-864-6115
Email: amy.tucker(at)