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
Winter Round NOW OPEN (December 1, 2022)
Closes January 12, 2023
(Notification to applicants approx. 2 weeks after fund closes) 

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
Winter round
Opens January 10, 2023
Closes February 10, 2023
(Notification to applicants approx 2 weeks after fund closes)

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
NOW OPEN
October 24, 2022.

Closes December 16, 2022. 
(Notification to applicants mid to late January, 2023). 

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

NOW OPEN (November 15, 2022) 
Closes January 12, 2023

(Notifiction to applicants approx 2 weeks after fund closes) 

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 opens in spring of 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.