Funding and Awards for Public Engagement

Memorial University's Office of Public Engagement offers funding and awards programs to further the goals and objectives of the Public Engagement Framework. 

Opening and closing dates for all funds and awards (with links to more information) below.

Interested in applying? Check out this video for funding application tips!

Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

2022-23 Funding Cycle
Fall Round currently under review. Notification to all applicants by October 7, 2022. 
Winter Round dates to be posted soon.

Memorial's Public Engagement Accelerator Fund offers up to $10,000 to support the initiation or extension of public engagement activities that link to Memorial’s mission.

Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement

2022-23 Funding Cycle
FALL ROUND NOW OPEN! (Closes October 7, 2022)  
Winter round dates to be posted soon. 

 The Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement offers up to $2500 to support new projects and partnerships such as preliminary meetings, events and service learning projects, that are in keeping with the goals of Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework.

Catalyst Conference Fund for Public Engagement

2022-23 Funding Cycle
Opens October 17, 2022. Closes December 16, 2022.  

The Catalyst Conference Fund for Public Engagement offers up to $5000 to help conference organizers include opportunities for public engagement in large events. 

Public Engagement Postdoctoral Fellowship

2023-24 Funding Cycle

Inviting Expressions of Interest for recruitment of two postdoctoral positions, each for a 2-year term. Positions to commence in April, 2023.

Application plaform will open in fall of 2022. (Date TBD).

The Public Engagement Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PEPDF) is offered by Memorial’s Office of Public Engagement (OPE) in collaboration with a Memorial faculty member or academic unit and participating external organizations

 

President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships

Currently closed: new round in 2023. 

Memorial University’s President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships celebrates exemplary community-university partnerships that are in keeping with the goals of Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework (PEF).


COVID-19 Quick Start Fund for Public Engagement 

Applicants may apply to regular Quick Start where COVID related response projects are eligible.

The COVID-19 Quick Start Fund (CQS) for Public Engagement offers up to $2500 for projects, partnerships or initiatives that contribute to addressing immediate and long-term needs of COVID-19 and align with Memorial’s Public Engagement Framework.