Funding Opportunities

MRF 2022 Grants Competition
Announcement, Guidelines, Application
Deadline for Applications: October 14th, 2022.  

The 2022 MRF Research Grants competition will include the following awards:

Research Development Grants

  • Up to 4 Research Development Grants will be awarded.
  • Each grant will be for a total amount of up to $20,000.
  • All applications to this competition will also be considered for the Cox Award (see below).

Ovarian Cancer Grant

  • A total of 1 Ovarian Cancer Grant will be awarded.
  • Each grant will be for a total amount of up to $20,000.
  • All applications will also be considered for the Research Development Grants and Cox Award.

The Cox Award

  • In addition to the 4 Research Development Grants and Ovarian Cancer Grant described above, a Cox Award will be awarded to the top-ranked application in the competition.  
  • The Cox Award will be distinguished by raising the total amount of the grant to $30,000.  
  • The Cox Award is named in recognition of the contributions made to the Medical School by Dr. Albert Reginald Cox (1928 - 2015), who served as MUN's first Chair of Medicine, second Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and the University‚Äôs Vice President (academic). The Cox Award has been awarded by the Faculty of Medicine on an annual basis since 1993.

Application Guidelines

Application Form


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2020 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Competition


The MUN Faculty of Medicine and MRF are pleased to announce
that the 2020 Ovarian Cancer Reserach Grant was awarded to
Dr. Jules Dore, Division of BioMedical Sciences, MUN Faculty of Medicine,
for his research project entitled:
"Defining the roles of Engrailed 2 in growth and metastasis of ovarian cancer".



This grant was sponsored by Belles with Balls NL. Their mission is to raise funds to support Ovarian Cancer Research and Education in Newfoundland and Labrador.   

For additional information on this grant competition, please contact the RGS Research Manager 


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2019 Epilespy-NL Grant Competition


 The MUN Faculty of Medicine and MRF are pleased to announce
that the 2019 Epilepsy-NL Grant was awarded to
Dr. Curtis French, Discipline of Genetics, MUN Faculty of Medicine,
for his research project entitled:
"Effectiveness of Cannabis extracts at reducing seizure rate in a zebrafish model of epilepsy".
 
This grant was sponsored by Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador. Bridging the gap between the medical and social realities of living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador offers a wide range of programs and services.  

For additional information on this grant competition, please contact the RGS Research Manager