Catalyst Conference Fund for Public Engagement

2022-23 Funding Cycle Closed.  *Applications currently under review.

*Please note: Applications for the winter round will not be assessed until after the MUNFA strike has ended. 

The Catalyst Conference Fund for Public Engagement supports conference organizers in creating opportunities for public engagement as part of large events. The fund is designed to support academic conferences that align with the goals and objectives of Memorial’s View the Framework (Vision, Values, Goals and Objectives) by encouraging opportunities for public participation in conference activities.

Amount of award
The fund offers up to $5,000 to support academic conferences that demonstrate public involvement and engagement.  A total of $25,000 is available in the fund for the 2022-23 fiscal year. 

Please see the Catalyst Conference Fund Guide for more information about fund eligibility and other details.

For program questions, please contact:

If you are looking for support in planning/executing your event, the team at Memorial’s Conference and Event Services can help. Email to inquire or visit to learn about onsite, virtual and hybrid convening options as well as conference management services.

 Awarded Conferences for 2020-21 Funding Cycle

1. Margo Wilson. Faculty of Medicine. Discipline of Emergency Medicne. Conference Title: Creating Space: The Canadian Association for Health Humanities.

2. Bojan Furst. The Harris Centre.  Conference Title:  ISISA 2021: Sharing Lessons: Sharing Stories.  (The International Small Islands Studies Association).

3. Sulaimon Giwa. School of Social Work. Conference Title: LGBTQ2S+ Community and Police Action Dialogue.

4. Atanu Sarkar. Faculty of Medicne. Division of Community Health and Humanities. Conference Title: Regeneration: Soil, Food, Community

5. Anne Burke. Faculty of Education. Confrence Title: Augmenting Reality-Enhancing the Reach of Visual Arts and Literacy.