About Internal Funding Sources
Memorial offers a number of grants to faculty members. All internal grants and awards will be posted in the database of upcoming funding opportunities.
SSHRC Travel Grants Competitions
Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences*
The fund provides assistance for eligible persons (see competition guidelines for details), in disciplines supported by SSHRC, who are presenting the results of their research at scholarly conferences in Canada or elsewhere.
Travel Grants for International Representation*
The fund provides assistance for eligible persons (see competition guidelines for details), in disciplines supported by SSHRC, to attend business meetings of international scholarly organizations in which they hold office.
Applications submitted to both of these competitions are adjudicated using the Vice-President's Grants Committee Rating Scale for Conference Travel [pdf].
Research pools are available to allow fees from research contracts, clinical trials and waived extra teaching entitlements to be transferred to a special account without being recorded as personal income. Research pool funds are to be used to cover ongoing research expenses, while ensuring no personal benefit is derived. The university has set conditions governing the operations of the account to ensure that it meets the criteria for ongoing research and Canada Revenue Agency regulations.
Other Grant Programs
Artistic/Creative Research Grants Program*
Although open to all members of faculty, this program will be of interest primarily to applicants from such areas as the School of Fine Arts, the School of Music, and from the Theatre/Drama Specialization of the Department of English, and would cover projects that would not qualify for funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is intended that in so far as is possible, these grants will be used to initiate projects which will be ongoing beyond the period of the initial grant through funding gained from extramural agencies.
Canadian Polar Commission's Northern Scientific Training Program
This program provides supplementary funding to help graduate students or senior undergraduate students obtain practical fieldwork experience in the North. Projects in human, health, physical and life sciences to be carried out in northern Canada or the Arctic countries are eligible. This program is sponsored by the Canadian Polar Comission.
Publications Subvention Program*
This program provides financial assistance to scholarly publishing from within the university community. While all forms of scholarly publication are eligible for support, priority will be given to original book-length manuscripts of merit. Book chapters and journal articles will be considered where funds permit.
Salary-Based Research Grants Program* Application form currently being updated.
This program permits, under certain conditions, a researcher to receive a research grant in lieu of salary, through a mechanism which includes peer review. The grant may be used for all the purposes of a grant-in-aid of research, except salary for the principal investigator. This program covers only research activities and is not intended to cover projects directed at teaching or the development of teaching-related skills.
SSHRC/Vice-President's Research Grants Competition*
The fund provides assistance to a maximum of $7,000.00 towards short-term (normally 12-18 months) research projects undertaken by faculty members in disciplines supported by SSHRC.
The committee welcomes applications for partial support of projects for which a more comprehensive application is simultaneously made to SSHRC or some other external agency.
Requests from new faculty are encouraged, although requests from established faculty researchers for funding to initiate new avenues of research and requests from researchers who received a “4A” decision from SSHRC in the most recent competition (did not receive an award owing to insufficient funds) will be considered.
John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship
This award, named for the first president of Memorial University College, recognizes faculty who embody the university's mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise widely.
University Research Professor
University Research Professors have acquired a designation above the rank of full professor. The title is the most prestigious award the university gives for research, and goes to faculty who have demonstrated a consistently high level of scholarship, including graduate student supervision and other mentoring activities, and whose research is of a truly international stature.
President's Award for Outstanding Research
The President's Awards for Outstanding Research recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines
Terra Nova Young Innovator Award
This award recognizes, promotes, and supports outstanding and innovative new faculty researchers at Memorial University of Newfoundland whose work impacts positively on their departments and whose research has the potential to be of significance to society at large.
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