Funding Opportunities

ISER Funding Opportunities

COVID-19: Latest News & Updates
ISER recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for researchers. Research may have been slowed down, disrupted, altered, or interrupted. In the 2021 ISER competition, the Awards Panel will give consideration to any delays or other factors related to COVID-19 that are noted in applications.  

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.

Deadline dates for applying for fellowships, grants and the student essay prize is February 10.

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.


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