The purpose of the Student Innovation Fund is to reinforce student innovation, empower students to productively respond to student issues and foster feelings of ownership, involvement, and connection to the mission and community of Memorial University. The Deputy Provost (Students) and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies administers the fund.
Proposals for funding are submitted to the Student Innovation Fund committee which is composed of student and university representatives. This committee reviews proposals three times per year, as outlined below.
Applicants can apply for funding once per semester (fall, winter, spring/summer). Applicants may be called upon to participate in an annual showcase event which celebrates student activity supported through the fund, or may be asked to submit photos or a report of their funded activities.
Pilot Project – 1 year
Applications will be considered three times per year up to a maximum of one request per semester per student.
- Spring / Summer Application – June 15
- Fall Application – October 15
- Winter Application – February 15
Applications not eligible:
Three criteria will be used to evaluate proposals: innovation, empowerment and student involvement. Proposals which best meet these criteria will receive funding, as resources allow.
Initiatives that are innovative may include:
Initiatives which encourage empowerment may include:
Initiatives which foster student involvement may include those that:
If you have questions or would like additional information please contact our office at 864-7594.
Application forms for submitting your proposals for funding are available by online submission. If you are experiencing difficulties submitting your application or would like additional information please contact our office at 864-7594.
Fill out your application online here.
NOTE: This fund is not designed for Graduate Students or
to fund International Exchange Programs
All information requested by the Student Innovation Fund will be used solely for the administration and management of the program. All personal information collected by the Student Innovation Fund Committee is subject to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Memorial University Act (RSNL 1990 Chapter M-7) and is used for the purposes of academic administration, program planning and human resource management. Questions about this collection and use of personal information may be directed to Student Support and Crisis Management, University Center 3005