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.

Catalyst Conference Fund for Public Engagement

Open Now! (October 25, 2021)
Closes: December 17, 2021

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 Accelerator Fund

Winter Round: Open Now! (December 1, 2021).
Closes January 11, 2022.

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

2021-22 Funding Cycle Dates
Winter Round opens January 17,  2022. Closes February 17, 2022.

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.

President's Award for Public Engagement Partnerships

2021 award now closed! Notification to take place in fall of 2021.

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).

Public Engagement Postdoctoral Fellowship

2021-22 Funding Cycle
This fund will not be available for new applicants during the the 2021-22 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 

The Covid QS Fund is now closed. Applicants are encouraged to apply to regular Quick Start where COVID 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.

Contact

Public Engagement

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000