Research Initiatives & Services

Research Initiatives & Services (RIS) perform pre- and post-award administration in a “one-stop shop” approach. The pre-award component focuses on the review and approval of research grants and contracts, while the post-award component provides research project management and administrative support for large-scale research programs.

RIS is the primary point of contact for all research funding applications except the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) programs. Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) is responsible for the above mentioned programs, as well as providing advanced support on other major institutional research programs.

ATTENTION: As of July 13, 2021, RIS will be piloting “work-from-home” for one year. At this time, the best approach to reach your RIS contact is via email. If you would like a phone call, please reach out via email to make arrangements. Going forward there will be additional options for reaching staff by phone. RIS will continue to process MUN Researcher Portal applications as per standard practice. Researchers should consult their academic units and/or applicable REB offices regarding applications/files that require their involvement.

Research Funding Opportunities
Pre-Award Services
Memorial University Researcher Portal
Research Project Management



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