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.

President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships

OPEN NOW! Call for nominations opens April 18, 2022. Closes June 2, 2022.

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

Public Engagement Accelerator Fund

2022-23 Funding Cycle
Fall Round opens July 26, 2022. Closes September 14, 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 opens September 7, 2022. Closes October 12, 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 in Fall 2022. Check back soon for dates.

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

2022-23 Funding Cycle
Please check back for more information in the 2022-23 funding cycle.

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

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.