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The Harris Centre - RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund

Everyone drinks water. YOU research it.

The Harris Centre invites you to apply to the Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund. The fund is open to all Memorial faculty, staff and students interested in drinking water issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The objectives of the Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund are to:

  1. contribute to research evidence that will inform public policy or assist community groups in their local decision-making;
  2. increase faculty research in rural drinking water issues especially research that addresses specific community needs in research projects;
  3. make a difference in the lives of Newfoundland and Labrador people.


The fund provides up to $15,000 per project for creative, relevant, applied research on rural and remote drinking water issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. Funding is for a maximum of a one year period. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to apply and we strongly encourage multidisciplinary and collaborative projects between faculty, staff and students and external stakeholders.

Research projects can be in the broad categories of health, society, economy, and environment, but must clearly demonstrate how the project can assist policy and decision-makers in addressing real-world drinking water issues in this province.

Deadline:  Friday, April 10, 2015, 5pm NDT


Please read the 2015-16 Water Fund Guide and Terms of Award prior to starting the application process.

To start the application process, CLICK HERE to apply!
Note: This link will take you to a new, secure application processing website. The Harris Centre's suite of funds will be using this site as the hub for applications and evaluations. and you will be brought to the Harris Centre's new online application system. We encourage you to create an account as soon as possible to review the application process. You can save information and return to the system as many times as you'd like until you submit the applicaiton or until the fund deadline.


Related information:

We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions section to help you along the way.

Click here for help with your 6-page detailed proposal. We provide some points of consideration for you to use when writing your project description.

Harris Centre funds final report template.  This template should be used by researchers who are successful in their applications to our funds as they parepare final reports.

Yaffle lay summary template. Use this template to help create a lay summary for



Mandy Strickland
Coordinator, Yaffle & Funding Programs
The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development
Ph. 709-864-2919