Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and international. Tuition fees and other costs for graduate students are all outlined on the School of Graduate Studies webpage: be sure to consult this information.

Primary financial aid from the university consists of fellowships, which vary in size from year to year. All applicants to the program are automatically considered for these awards. Students will also be considered for research and teaching assistantships. If possible, students should submit an fellowship application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the October before they apply to the program. If this application is unsuccessful, they may apply again during their program.

Candidates may be able to apply for research funds to cover their research expenses from such sources as: the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Memorial University's Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER); the Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland Studies. Additional support may be available from faculty research grants.

Recorded Info Session (August 2021)

SSHRC Masters Information

SSHRC PhD Information

General Grant Writing Advice

Research Proposal Template

Graduate students should establish, in consultation with their supervisor(s), whether their research falls within the mandates of these various funding agencies. When preparing a research grant application, candidates should work in close collaboration with their supervisor(s) and keep them informed at each stage of the process.