Funding Opportunities

ISER Funding Opportunities


For the Research Grant, all applicants who are members of Memorial University (faculty, students, staff) must submit their applications through the Memorial Researcher Portal by the internal deadline specified by their Faculty or School, in advance of the Foundation’s deadline. Memorial University will submit these applications on applicants’ behalf to the Institute following for departmental and faculty review and approval. Memorial applicants should check with their Grant Facilitators or unit approvers about internal deadlines.
For applicants from Memorial’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the internal deadline for review and Dean's Office sign-off is February 15, 2023. Additional information about the submission process can be found at the HSS Research Funding Tracker:
External applicants must submit completed application packages to by March 1, 2023**


ISER studies and research projects are pursued through a system of fellowships and grants for approved projects. For more information, please see a Guide to Research Grants and/or a Guide to Fellowships.

The following may be available:

ISER Doctoral Fellowship
ISER Post-Doctoral Fellowship
ISER Masters Fellowship
ISER Research Grant
ISER Conference Grant
ISER Annual Student Essay Prize

In each category, HSS applicants will be given priority.

(Please note: all downloadable application forms require the most recent Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Available on a competitive basis to researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland or elsewhere who have completed their doctorate and have presented a research proposal which falls under the Institute's mandate. The doctoral degree must have been completed within the three-year period immediately preceding the application deadline date. Visit page

Doctoral Fellowship
Available only to candidates from Memorial Universtiy specifically for the carrying out of the candidate's doctoral research on a research topic which falls under the Institute's mandate. Visit page.

Masters Fellowship
Available only to Memorial University students enrolled in a Masters programme and involved in a research project which falls under the Institute's mandate. Visit page.

Research Grant
These grants are available on a competitive basis to individual or team researchers. Eligible researchers include Memorial University graduate students and faculty members as well as University faculty members elsewhere and independent scholars. The grant will help defray the costs of such items as travel, subsistence, research assistance, materials and supplies necessary for carrying out a research project approved under ISER's research mandate. Visit page

ISER Conference Grant
These grants are available to Memorial University organizers in support of scholarly conferences that are within the Institute’s mandate. Visit page.

ISER Annual Student Essay Prize
The competition is open to graduate and honours students for an essay on any topic which falls within the mandate of ISER. Visit page.