ISER Conference Grant

The Institute of Social and Economic Research offers conference grants (up to $5,000.00) in support of organizing and hosting scholarly conferences that are within the Institute’s mandate. A conference and its organizers can be affiliated with Memorial University or other institutions. However, priority is given to members of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. ISER defines a Memorial HSS applicant as “full-time and retired tenured and tenure-stream faculty members from Memorial’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS); instructors who currently hold a contractual or a per course appointment with HSS; students currently enrolled in HSS programs seeking funding for projects to be completed for these programs; staff working within HSS units; and faculty who are adjuncts or are cross- or joint-appointed to
HSS units.”

Deadline Date: The deadline date is March 1 and such applications will be adjudicated by the Awards Panel prior to consideration by the ISER Executive Committee. This fund cannot be used for applicant travel to conferences - it is for conference hosting only.

This application must be completed by the person organizing the conference or a person delegated by the conference’s organizing committee.

Conference Support
Conference organizers are encouraged to also seek other sources of funding.

To apply for a conference grant:

  • Fill in the Applicant section on the Letter of Appraisal for Conference Grant form and then email it to the referee so they can fill in their section. These letters are sent directly by referees to for both internal and external applicants. Note: letters of appraisal are not required for tenure-stream and tenured faculty at Memorial University. Link to the Letter of Appraisal form can be found here: Letter of Appraisal