Research Funding Opportunities

This database contains information on internal and external funding opportunities for researchers at Memorial University.

Opportunities can be searched by keyword, strategic research theme, deadline or sponsor. Although every effort is made to ensure opportunities are assigned to the relevant theme, researchers are encouraged to search opportunities in all thematic areas.

At the bottom of this page you will find a list of all current funding opportunities. Please use the select boxes below in order to narrow those results (selecting a checkbox reduces the list to only those opportunities that match a given criteria).

Disclaimer

Please note this database in a repository of funding opportunities that have been provided to Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) by various agencies and sponsors. All opportunities denoted by an asterisk ( * ) are new, and institutional eligibility and compliance with Memorial University’s policies and procedures have not yet been assessed by RGCS prior to posting.

A researcher wishing to apply for any opportunities marked by an asterisk is required to contact his/her unit’s grant facilitator (or, if the unit has no grants facilitator, an RGCS staff member at fundingopp@mun.ca) at least 10 working days prior to initiating application development so that the opportunity can be evaluated accordingly and appropriate internal deadlines may be assigned. These internal deadlines must be factored into the timing of the development and submission of all applications. Once the grants facilitator is notified, he/she will contact RGCS immediately to advise of the notification so that RGCS can also review the terms and have necessary discussions with the unit as the opportunity is evaluated.


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  • Aboriginal Peoples
    Key research areas include education, languages, society, culture, human rights, gender, literature, religion, ethics, politics, and social and economic development; contemporary issues around resource development, land claims, climate change, health, physical activity, and community development; indigenous expressive culture; youth engagement relating to social policy, social participation and youth programs; Northern Labrador climate change, resource development, transportation, new national parks, and collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government; and traditional knowledge of Aboriginal peoples and its relation to contemporary issues.
  • Arctic and Northern Regions
    Key research areas include northern peoples and their languages, society, culture and communities; regional, national and international governance mechanisms such as environmental regulations and the Law of the Sea; distance education, telecommunications and learning technologies and their implications for northern peoples; technologies for and management of natural resource development, transportation, safety and survival, and health care and emergency response in harsh, remote locations; the geography and ecology of northern marine, terrestrial and ice environments; climate change and its impacts, significant resource developments, and assertion of Canadian sovereignty in the north; land claims, environmental assessment, transportation, and northern and remote infrastructure; economic and regulatory models and best practices to maximize benefits from resource developments.
  • Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
    Key research areas include influences affecting economic development and social well-being; the role of education, community health, and social policy and their impact on empowerment of individuals and groups in communities; land use, drinking water, waste management, transportation planning, affordable housing, and labour market development; economic diversification, new business development and improved business practices; impact of climate change, aging populations, migration and immigration on communities and regions; and rural-urban and local-global interaction, regional cooperation and governance, and innovation in policy and service delivery.
  • Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
    Key research areas include the arts; all forms of creative production and expression (drama, music and sound, visual, performance, literature); education to preserve and strengthen culture and build identity; performance pedagogy; tangible cultural heritage; intangible cultural heritage, including language and music; cultural industries; history (Newfoundland, maritime, Canadian, and European); expressive determinants of society and individual identity; contemporary and historical creative activity; the use of new media and technologies in the ongoing production of art, culture and heritage; interdisciplinary research in music, health and wellbeing, in music and engineering; the use of creative expression to critique understandings of culture and society.
  • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
    Key research areas include human interactions with climate change and environmental impacts; energy efficiency; resource economics; cultural perceptions of the environment; environmental science; wildlife, marine, land, habitat resource and waste management; plant and forestry science; environmental engineering and sustainability; cellular and molecular biology and marine sciences; energy industry economics and policy; health, safety and survival in the oil and gas industry; harsh environment engineering, ocean observation systems; petroleum reservoir characterization and exploration geophysics; sustainable and alternative energy solutions; reclamation of non-renewable resource developments; social and economic benefits of the nonextractive values of natural resources; watersheds and water quality business opportunities, public policy, legal issues and regulatory regimes.
  • Governance and Public Policy
    Key research areas include auditing, taxation, finance, leadership and corporate social responsibility; public and collective decision making in economic policy (including policy and governance arrangements relating to specific economic sectors, as well as to cross-cutting areas such as fiscal and monetary policy and trade policy), social policy (including health, education, and social services), cultural policy, environmental policy, defense policy and other policy fields; legal studies across all policy fields; local, regional and federal systems, as well as multi-lateral and inter-national governance relationships and organizations; immigration and population change; land-use and urban planning; and food security.
  • Information and Communication Technology
    Key research areas include foundational and design areas, including algorithms and complexity, data management, software engineering, computational modeling, computer networks, and intelligent computing; ICT impact, including telemedicine, distance education and e-learning technology, electronic commerce, and privacy; geographic information systems, autonomous ocean systems; managing (storing, retrieving, filtering, and processing) the vast amounts of data collected by businesses and other organizations using web-based and sensor-based data collection (data collection includes scientific, health, pharmaceutical, commercial, geographic, and social network data, remote sensing, communication networks, information technologies, and computational modeling; it spans traditional structured databases and unstructured text); electronic health service delivery in remote areas of the province (including tele-oncology, tele-psychiatry, tele-video resuscitation) and innovative interactive teaching programs for remote areas (i.e., electronic continuing medical education – MD.cme); and cultural and social impacts of ICT.
  • Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
    Key research areas include cultures and societies around the North Atlantic Rim, and how they interact with the ocean and ocean industries, including economic and political agreements and relationships; technologies for natural resource development, transportation, and safety and survival in harsh, remote locations, and the geography and ecology of North Atlantic marine, terrestrial and ice environments; fundamental research in biology, ecology, environmental science, and ocean science; climate change; fisheries conservation and resource management; aquaculture and seafood development; food processing technology and processes to support industry development; research related to the people, organizations, history, economics and policies pertaining to fisheries and aquaculture; deep water and harsh environment marine and petroleum activity; and business development and marketing associated with fisheries and oceans industries.
  • Social Justice
    Key research areas include Immigration, citizenship and labour market inclusion, and poverty reduction; empowerment of individuals through education, community health approaches, access to medical care and services, and child and family welfare; interdisciplinary aspects of diversity, difference, equity and ethics; labour relations, social and working class history, gender equality and sexuality; the impact of poverty on individual and community development in urban and rural neighbourhoods and communities; homelessness, affordable housing, and poverty; citizen engagement in communities, and how education is valued (to help explain the low rate of high school graduation); mental health, aging, social development, and disabilities issues; national and international social justice issues; and corporate social responsibility.
  • Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery
    Key research areas include genetics research that addresses both the need and opportunity presented by the founder population characteristics of the province (genealogy, community and population health, ethics and health policy development, as well as specific bio-molecular research and clinical care innovation); health services and health policy research as well as research related to special medical, nursing and other health professional education that respond to the province’s aging, rural, northern and aboriginal populations and distinctive workforces; research related to efficient and accessible health care systems, and effective public health programs and policies and healthy and safe work places; biomedical sciences ranging from cellular and molecular processes to animal and cell modeling that respond to the province’s high incidence of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; multi-national clinical trials of drug and device interventions; health promotion, public health, health policy, disease prevention and chronic disease management; and healthy aging.
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Title Funding Sources Deadline Type Academic Unit Deadline Memorial Deadline Sponsor Deadline
Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 30, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
RISE-Globalink Research Internship MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 11, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada – Letter of Intent Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Not Applicable Nov 30, 2018
Advancing Climate Change Science in Canada – Full Application Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 19, 2018 Jan 9, 2019
France Canada Research Fund – New Collaborations Program French Embassy in Ottawa Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 9, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
CFN 2019 Summer Student Awards – Letter of Intent Canadian Frailty Network Past Due Deadline Nov 13, 2018
CFN 2019 Summer Student Awards – Full Application Canadian Frailty Network Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with RGCS Dec 11, 2018
CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowships -Letter of Intent Canadian Frailty Network Past Due Deadline Nov 13, 2018
CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowships – Full Application Canadian Frailty Network Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 6, 2018 Dec 11, 2018
Targeted Engagement Grants National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 23, 2018 Nov 30, 2018
Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund Harris Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 16, 2018
Innovation Grants Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 10, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Innovation to Impact Grants Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 10, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 10, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
President’s Award for Outstanding Research Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Nov 1, 2018
Terra Nova Young Innovator Award Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 19, 2018
Contributions Program Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 8, 2018 Nov 14, 2018
Resource Allocation Competitions Compute Canada Past Due Deadline Nov 8, 2018
Northern Scientific Training Program Memorial University of Newfoundland, Polar Knowledge Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 29, 2018
Movember Discovery Grants – Registration Prostate Cancer Canada Active Deadline Nov 30, 2018
Movember Discovery Grants – Application Prostate Cancer Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 14, 2019 Jan 17, 2019
SPOR Summit 2018 Patient Travel Awards Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 29, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 9, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Master’s Award: 2018-2019 (Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with SGS Dec 3, 2018
Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: Research Teams – Letter of Intent Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 15, 2018 Nov 20, 2018
Canadian Microbiome Initiative 2: Research Teams – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 19, 2019 Sep 24, 2019
CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer Oct 10, 2018
Project Grant: Spring 2019 Competition – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Feb 6, 2019
Project Grant: Spring 2019 competition – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Mar 6, 2019
Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme Ireland Canada University Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 12, 2018 Oct 17, 2018
Biomedical Research Grants & Special Research Project Grant: Predictive Biomarkers Kidney Foundation of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 26, 2018 Oct 1, 2018
2019 Alzheimer Society Research Program (ASRP) Competition Alzheimer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 6, 2018 Nov 9, 2018
Team Grant: Transitions in Care Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 17, 2019 Jan 24, 2019
2019 CIHR-ICRH/CTS Distinguished Lecturer Award in Respiratory Sciences Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Oct 5, 2018
Computational Science Fellowship Michael J. Fox Foundation, Weston Brain Institute Past Due Deadline Oct 2, 2018 Oct 8, 2018
Kidney Foundation of Canada – Allied Health Research Granting Competition 2019 Kidney Foundation of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 10, 2018 Oct 15, 2018
Geroscience Demonstration Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 9, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Prader-Willi Syndrome Research – Letter of Intent The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Past Due Deadline Sep 17, 2018
Prader-Willi Syndrome Research The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 13, 2018 Nov 16, 2018
Human Immunology Initiative: Research Teams (LOI) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 11, 2018 Oct 16, 2018
Human Immunology Initiative: Research Teams Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 30, 2019 Jun 4, 2019
NSERC PromoScience Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 12, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
Salary-Based Research Grants Program Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 1, 2018
Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 30, 2018
SSHRC Explore (formerly SSHRC / Vice-President’s Research Grants Program) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 30, 2018
SSHRC Exchange – International Representation (formerly SSHRC Travel Grants for International Representation) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 30, 2018
SSHRC Exchange – Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences (formerly SSHRC Travel Grants for Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 30, 2018
Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North: Team Grants (Letter of Intent) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 22, 2018 Oct 25, 2018
Network for Global Governance Research on Infectious Diseases (Letter of Intent) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 20, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Food Security and Climate Change in the Canadian North: Development and Engagement Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 22, 2018 Oct 25, 2018
Early Career Investigator Awards in Circulatory and Respiratory Health Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 13, 2018 Sep 18, 2018
* Cannabis & PTSD Treatment in Military Personnel & Veterans Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Sep 6, 2018
Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Aug 23, 2018
Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 27, 2018 Oct 2, 2018
CIHR Fellowship Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 29, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
CIHR Doctoral Research Award Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 27, 2018 Oct 2, 2018
Catalyst Grant : PTSI among PSP workers Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 20, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Catalyst Grant : Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Sep 18, 2018
Catalyst Grant : Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 4, 2018 Oct 10, 2018
Clinician-Scientist Salary Award : CIHR Clinician Scientist – Phase 2 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 27, 2018 Oct 2, 2018
Catalyst Grant : SPOR Innovative Clinical Trials Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 8, 2018 Nov 14, 2018
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2018-2019) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 17, 2018
Stars in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Round 10) Grand Challenges Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 20, 2018 Sep 25, 2018
Transitions in Care – Best and Wise Practices Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 4, 2018 Oct 10, 2018
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 29, 2019 Feb 1, 2019
SSHRC Partnership Grants – Stage 1 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 8, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
SSHRC Insight Grants Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Oct 15, 2018
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 12, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 12, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
Ship Time Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 29, 2018 Sep 1, 2018
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 19, 2018 Sep 24, 2018
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Oct 25, 2018
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program (Individual and Project) (requesting $500,000 or more per year) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Oct 1, 2018
Subatomic Physics Discovery Grants Program (Individual and Project) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Nov 1, 2018
NSERC Discovery Grants Competition – Fall 2018 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Nov 1, 2018
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 26, 2018 Aug 1, 2018
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 29, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
CIHR Foundation Grant – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Aug 15, 2018
CIHR Foundation Grant – Stage 1 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Sep 19, 2018
CIHR Foundation Grant – Stage 2 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Feb 6, 2019
Project Grant: Fall 2018 Competition – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Aug 15, 2018
Project Grant: Fall 2018 competition – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Sep 12, 2018
CMHC Housing Research Scholarship Program Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Sep 20, 2018
CMHC-SSHRC Joint Initiative: Collaborative Housing Research Network Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 7, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
* Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) – Letter of Intent Weston Brain Institute Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Sep 10, 2018
* Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Diseases (BAND) – Full Application Weston Brain Institute Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS Dec 1, 2018
Weston Brain Institute Follow-on Funding Weston Brain Institute Open Call Inquire with RGCS Inquire with Sponsor
Special Invitation – Work in Adjacent Fields Weston Brain Institute Open Call Inquire with RGCS Consult with Sponsor - Program Dependent
* Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 10, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
* Stand Up to Cancer Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team Canadian Cancer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 19, 2018 Oct 26, 2018
* CIHR-ICS Travel Awards – Summer 2018 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 16, 2018 Aug 23, 2018
* CIHR Operating Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unite Sep 28, 2018 Oct 3, 2018
* CIHR Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 27, 2018 Oct 2, 2018
* Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 20, 2018
* SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with SGS Sep 20, 2018
* Team Grant: SPOR iCT Rewarding Success – Phase 3 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire by unit Jan 4, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
* CIHR Operating Grant: Rapid Research Response Fund for Ebola Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Jul 10, 2018 Jul 13, 2018
* CIHR Operating Grant: Evaluation of Interventions to Address the Opioid Crisis Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Aug 29, 2018 Sep 5, 2018
CIHR Doctoral Research Award: Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (2018-2019) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with SGS Oct 31, 2018
CIHR Catalyst Grant: Analysis of CLSA Data Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Aug 29, 2018 Sep 5, 2018