Research/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 either three or five business days prior to RGCS's or the funder's deadline - so that reviews and edits can be done before the deadline. Normally, if RGCS requires five days to review, so does the faculty. If RGCS requires three days to review, so does HKR.

Tri-Council (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC)
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.

Memorial University

Memorial offers a number of grants including, but not limited to the following. Check the definitive list offered by RGCS or the Grants Tracker offered by HSS

  • Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund. Deadlines Nov 30th and May 1st.
  • SSHRC Explore (previously SSHRC / Vice-President’s Research Grants Program. Deadlines February 7 and September 30 annually*
  • SSHRC Exchange - International Representation (previously SSHRC VP Travel Grants for International Representation). February 7 & September 20 Annually*
  • SSHRC Exchange - Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences (previously SSHRC Travel Grants for Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences). February 7 & September 20 annually*
  • Conference Fund. Oct. 15, Feb. 15 and June 15
  • Publications Subvention Program. March 15 & November 15*

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

Public Engagement Funds

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

  • Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement $2500
  • Public Engagement Accelerator Fund $10,000
  • President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships $5,000


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.

Website resource: Retraction Watch, a website monitoring retractions in scientific research:

Public consultation: PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada) is conducting consultations regarding the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act and associated regulations. To obtain a copy of the Electronic Consultation Package, interested members can request it via email to: This legislation may impact upon scientists using laboratory facilities to conduct their research:

Article: We cannot afford to keep our research results locked away in the ivory tower