Funding Opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities you can apply for. Eligibilty for most if not all is that you have a current and formal affiliation with the university.

All applications must to be submitted 8 business days prior to a funder's deadline - so that reviews and edits can be done before the deadline. 


Download our annual Faculty of Education Grants Planner Calendar 2019-2020 for a quick guide to grant deadlines. This year's calendar includes Tri-Council webinars. 

You may also want to refer to our SSHRC Quick Reference file when you're deciding on which grants to apply for (and when). 

A table of grants and contracts deadlines and submission notes is available - when portals and processes seem confusing :)

Faculty of Education

The Faculty offers an internal Research & Development (R&D) grant twice a year:

Like all other funding applications, please review your application with the GFO. Calls announcing the R&D are sent out by email well in advance of the deadlines (Febuary 1st and August 1st respectively). 

Memorial University 

Memorial offers a number of grants including, but not limited to:

*If the deadline date falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the first work day following the deadline.

A comprehensive list is available in Memorial's Research Funding Database with deadlines and application forms. Another database to consult or cross-reference is Humanities and Social Sciences Research Funding Tracker.

Public Engagement Funds

Each year, Memorial University offers Public Engagement grants managed by the Office of Public Engagement. 

Tri-Council (SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC)

Tri-Council funding competitions are described and communicated through the TriCouncil websites but also through Memorial's Research Funding Database. You can sign up to be notified of database updates. 


There are a number of foundations in Newfoundland, Atlantic Canada, Canadian and international foundations whose mandate includes funding education research. To review potential funders, schedule a meeting with your GFO. HSS maintains a Grant Tracker that includes foundations; be sure to check it. 


Faculty of Education

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000