Student researchers (undergraduate and graduate)
I am a graduate student. What is happening to my funding?
The School of Graduate Studies baseline fellowship funding will continue without interruption. All graduate students currently working as a Graduate Assistant (funded by their faculty) will continue to be paid to the end of the Winter 2020 semester. Researchers are strongly encouraged to continue funding their students for the foreseeable future.
Does the closure of research laboratories mean graduate students do not need to continue their research activities?
No. The closure of research laboratories means physical labs are closed to maintain social distancing. Graduate students in research-intensive programs should continue their work as much as they can from their ‘home’ or place of residence. It may be that certain graduate students do move to their home (if it is on the Island), but they are expected to continue their research as much as they can and continue meetings using remote methods with their supervisors. Those meetings should be arranged to discuss how they will need to adapt their research.
I am a student interested in applying for a summer research award, what should I do?
At present, Memorial advises all faculty and students to continue with applications for research-related funding generally, including summer research awards. While many research activities are currently restricted, there is still the potential that summer research may resume. Unless applications are submitted and processed now it might not be possible to get these awards in place.