Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

Competition now closed. Award notifications are expected by the end of February.

Public Engagement Accelerator Fund.

Memorial University’s Public Engagement Accelerator Fund is intended to help meet the goals and objectives of Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework by increasing the capacity of our faculty, students and staff to collaborate with partners and stakeholders outside the University (i.e., the public).

The fund offers up to $10,000 to support the initiation or extension of public engagement projects that link to Memorial’s academic mission.

The objectives of the Public Engagement Accelerator Fund are to:

  1. Support faculty, staff and students at Memorial in activities that foster public engagement and collaboration;
  2. Further the goals and objectives of the Public Engagement Framework;
  3. Further the mission of Memorial University and help it meet its special obligation to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Accelerator round two deadline date is January 12, 2018 4PM NST.

Please review the fund guide, apply here and if you have any questions, contact us. We welcome all applicants to speak with us before finalizing an application; we’ll work with you to improve your chances of success.

Previous awardees: 

Winter 2017

Andrea Rose (Faculty of Education) - Building community and learning together: the making of a Newfoundland and Labrador Choral Federation
Robert Ormsby (Department of English) - Brave New Worlds: Shakespeare In Newfoundland and Labrador
Jennifer Browne (Student Experience Office) - Charging the Battery: Creating a Graduate Residential College
Julia Lukewich (School of Nursing) - Integrating Nurses into the Primary Care Setting in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL): The Development of Core Competencies for Family Practice Nursing
Sylvia Moore (Faculty of Education) - Intergenerational Teachings
Alison Carr (ISER Books) - Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II
Jamie Skidmore (Department of English) - A Fish Tale: An Engaging Partnership Between Isle aux Morts Heritage Society, the Town of Isle aux Morts, Qalipu First Nation, and Memorial University
Xili Duan(Faculty Engineering and Applied Science) - Energy Recovery Integrated with Sewage Treatment for Sustainable Community Development
April Manuel (school of Nursing) - "The Experiences of Individuals in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Living with Hearing Loss: The Development of a Proposal"
Katherine Side (Department of Gender Studies) - Connecting Through Cloth: Clothing Northern Newfoundland and Coastal Labrador

Summer 2016

Rose Ricciardelli (Department of Sociology) - Implementing and Evaluating Extra-Judicial Measures in Newfoundland and Labrador
Max Liboiron (Department of Sociology) - Citizen Science on Marine Plastic Pollution in Newfoundland and Labrador Schools & School Programs
Gail Wideman (School of Social Work) - Atlantic Regional Military and Veterans Families Leadership Circle
Margarita Kondratieva - (Faculty of Education) - Math Circles of St. John's Pilot Project
Sarah J. Martin (Department of Political Science) - Scaling Food Security Partnerships Up and Down: Global and Local Lessons on Community Engagement
Stephen Tomblin (Department of Political Science) - Regional Avalon Collaboration on Emergency Preparedness
Alex Marland (Department of Political Science) - Newfoundland and Labrador Democracy Project
Dorothy Vaandering (Faculty of Education) - Relationships First: Creating School Cultures of Belonging
Ursula Kelly (Faculty of Education) - Remembering and Celebrating the Songs, Stories and Service of the Newfoundland Forest Corp of World War I and the Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Unit of World War II

Febuary 2016

David Gill & Gerard Galway (Faculty of Education)“Making” a Difference: Building Bridges Through Public Engagement
Tom Gordon (School of Music)20th Biennial Inuit Studies Conference
Catherine de Boer (School of Social Work)Right Here, Right Now: A Women Centered, Trauma-Informed Drop-In Counselling Initiative
Olga Heath (Faculty of Medicine)Engaging the Community in Health Professional Education: Interprofessional Placements in Community Agencies
Wiliam Driedzic (Department of Ocean Sciences)Public Aquarium at Champney's West
Arn Keeling (Departmetn of Geography)Resource Development and Community Well-Being: Public dialogue on “social license to operate”
Lisa Russell (Student Life) - Mobilizing Knowledge on the East Coast Trail: A Pilot Project to Enable Experiential Learning and Advance Regional Cultural Tourism
Kevin Pope (Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science) - Bubble Greenhouse Collaboration for Community Development and Food Security
Fiona Polack (Department of English) - Screening the Offshore
Carolyn Sturge-Sparkes (Faculty of Medicine)- Seeing Beyond Good Medicines (Title Innu-Aimun) : A Collaborative Learning Project between Innu Youth and Students of Health Care Professions
Aimee Surprenant(Department of Psychology)Science Literacy Week 2016

September 2015 

Dr. Kati Szego (School of Music) - The Neighbours Project: Cultural Diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador (Phase 1)
Dr. Catherine Donovan (Faculty of Medicine) - Monitoring the Evolution of a Healthy Built Environment in Newfoundland and Labrador: Developing a Proposal for Intersectoral Engagement.
Dr. Sandrine Jean (Department of Anthropology) - Housing Forum: Housing and the mobile workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Agnes Juhasz-Ormsby (Department of English) - The Mullock Collection and Newfoundland Print Culture
Dr. Kelly Vodden (Environmental Policy Institute) - Moving towards sustainability in the Clarenville-Bonavista Rural Secretariat Region: A report card for regional sustainability and community mobilization
Ms. Lynn Morrissey (Faculty of Business Administration) - Labrador Hydroponic Co-Operative
Dr. Kristin Harris-Walsh (School of Music) - Memorial's Dancer in Residence
Dr. Stephen Bornstein (Faculty of Medicine) - The NL Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR) Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program: Accelerator Project for Patient/Caregiver Partnerships & Federal


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