Welcome

Funding Applications Workshop: J R Smallwood Foundation and ISER

If you would like to request a copy of the slideshow presentation from the October 6th, 2022 workshop, please contact Heather Patey at hpatey@mun.ca or iser@mun.ca. A link to the recording will be available at a later date and can also be requested.


The Institute of Social and Economic Research is housed within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University. It was established in 1961 to foster and support research into the many social and economic questions arising from the particular historic, geographic, and economic circumstances of Newfoundland and Labrador. The mandate was later expanded to include research on the broader Atlantic world.

The institute houses Memorial University Press and provides grant and fellowship funding to support specific research projects through an annual competition. Applicants may also apply for grants to support conferences that fall within its mandate and there is a student essay prize competition. The Institute encourages interdisciplinary as well as discipline-based research, and basic research as well as work with more immediate applications.


We respectfully acknowledge the territory in which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland as the ancestral homelands of the Mi’kmaq and Beothuk. We would also like to recognize the Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan, and their ancestors, as the original people of Labrador. We strive for respectful relationships with all the peoples of this province as we search for collective healing and true reconciliation and honour this beautiful land together.