Richard Marceau - Fogo Island Research Fellowship
Memorial University is partnering with Fogo Island’s Shorefast Foundation to provide up to 10 faculty members with the opportunity to spend four weeks in residence on Fogo Island for the purpose of completing the writing of a significant manuscript on the results of a major research project, or to complete a work of artistic creation.
The Richard Marceau - Fogo Island Research Fellowship Program, renamed in honour of Dr. Marceau, who served as Memorial’s vice-president (research) from 2013 to 2016, grows out of the recommendations outlined in Memorial’s Strategic Research Intensity Plan 2014-20, which aims to “strengthen all aspects of research at Memorial, including scholarship and creative activity, as well as the translation of knowledge into products, practices, policies, and other forms of community engagement.” The plan both recognizes and supports the achievements of Memorial’s research-intensive faculty members.
In 2013 Memorial University and the Shorefast Foundation entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to lay the foundation for a sustained, responsive and mutually beneficial partnership. The research fellowship program reflects the intentions of this MOU through collaboration to support research at Memorial. The Shorefast Foundation is a registered Canadian charity committed to promoting the island’s cultural, economic and social resiliency.