Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

NOW OPEN! 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 cut-off date for applications in round one is August 25, 2017 4PM NDT. Any applications received after this date will be considered for round two (deadline 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: 

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


Public Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552