Professional Development Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows

On September 30 of each year, Memorial University establishes an annual professional development fund of $3,000 for Postdoctoral Fellows. The purpose of the fund is to cover the costs of tuition for credit courses and programs at Memorial University for Postdoctoral Fellows. Financial assistance is limited for individual Postdoctoral Fellows to the cost of tuition for one for-credit university course (up to $255) or one graduate program fee (up to $486) per academic year.

To apply:

  • Postdoctoral Fellows should write to the Dean of Graduate Studies requesting funding. They should email with their request and note when they last received professional development funding (if ever).
  • The deadlines for requests will be November 30 for the Winter semester, March 30 for Spring semester, and July 30 for the Fall semester.
  • Priority shall be given to Postdoctoral Fellows who have not previously taken a course under this fund. Thereafter, priority shall be given by date the application is received.

If a request for funding is approved, the Dean of Graduate Studies will instruct the Department of Human Resources to pay the student account up to the cost of one university course.


School of Graduate Studies

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