Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI)
Response during the COVID-19 pandemic
|Staff with Memorial’s Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) unit are working remotely, and SIRI service delivery is fully operational.|
In September 2021, the offices of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) and Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) embarked on a one-year pilot of a merger, with both offices uniting under the RGCS banner. Content on both websites will be maintained during the pilot project, save for the updated contact information for all RGCS/SIRI personnel which can be found on the RGCS website.
The Office of Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives (SIRI) was created to facilitate and support highly innovative and ground-breaking research at Memorial University. We foster relationships across campuses, as well as with government, industry and foundations to identify emerging opportunities that enable collaborative, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and multi-investor research programs. SIRI strives to encourage and augment research interests that have an impact on scientific discovery and its resulting social and economic value.
SIRI oversees the administration of and provides support for:
- The development of applications and proposals to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, Canada Research Chairs program, larger-scale Tri-Agency programs and other major funding opportunities.
- Nominating faculty for prestigious awards and honours, and coordination of Memorial’s internal research award programs.
- Management of the Core Research Equipment and Instrument Training (CREAIT) Network.