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
Pathway to Canada Target 1 Challenge Environment and Climate Change Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 22, 2019 Mar 29, 2019
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase I Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 20, 2019
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase II Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 3, 2019
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase III Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 26, 2019 May 1, 2019
* Polar Knowledge Canada – Call for Funding Applications: 2020-2023 Polar Knowledge Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 25, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) – Phase 2: EOI Ocean Frontier Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 11, 2019
Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) – Phase 2: Full Applications Ocean Frontier Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 17, 2019 Jun 25, 2019
Human Frontier Science Program – Research Grants (LOI) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Human Frontier Science Program Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 28, 2019
Human Frontier Science Program – Postdoctoral Fellowship Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Human Frontier Science Program Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 20, 2019 Aug 23, 2019
CIHR Summer Institute on Equitable AI for Public Health Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 14, 2019 Jun 18, 2019
Team Grant: Transnational Cardiovascular Research Projects Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 24, 2019 Apr 29, 2019
DSEN team grants: MAGIC and CAN-AIM Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 28, 2019 Apr 2, 2019
Operating Grant : New Investigator Grants in Child and Youth Health Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), SickKids Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 16, 2019 Apr 22, 2019
Team Grant : E-Rare-3 Joint Transnational Call (2019) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 6, 2019 Jun 11, 2019
Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) 2019 – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), ERA PerMed Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 12, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) 2019 (Pre-Application) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), ERA PerMed Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 12, 2019
Planning and Dissemination Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 28, 2019 Mar 5, 2019
Vitamin Research Fund Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 15, 2019
NARSAD Young Investigator Grants Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 13, 2019 Mar 19, 2019
Call for Applications: ARC Research Grants for Research on Aging – Letter of Intent Aging Research Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 15, 2019
Call for Applications: ARC Research Grants for Research on Aging Aging Research Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 19, 2019
Call for Applications: ARC Graduate Fellowships for Research on Aging Aging Research Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 19, 2019
Canadian Liver Foundation Research Grant Program Canadian Liver Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 26, 2019 Mar 31, 2019
Mental Wellness in Public Safety Team Grants – Letter of Intent Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 13, 2019 Mar 19, 2019
Mental Wellness in Public Safety Team Grants – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 31, 2019 Nov 5, 2019
Early Career investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health (Registration) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Apr 2, 2019
Early Career investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health – Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 9, 2019 May 14, 2019
CEEHRC (Epigenetics) Research Consortium – 2019 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 4, 2019 Apr 9, 2019
* Operating Grant : 9th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) – PreProposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Feb 18, 2019
9th Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) – Full Proposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 12, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
* Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research (NEURON) – Pre-Proposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with RGCS Mar 11, 2019
Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research (NEURON) – Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 21, 2019 Jun 27, 2019
Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Cancer Research Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 8, 2019 Feb 13, 2019
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 26, 2019 May 1, 2019
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 29, 2019 Aug 1, 2019
SSHRC Connection Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 29, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Seed Fund Ocean Frontier Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 27, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Seed Fund Ocean Frontier Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 25, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
University Student Summer Internship Program (USSIP) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 19, 2019
Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 1, 2019
John C. Polanyi Award Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer Mar 1, 2019
Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 29, 2019 Feb 1, 2019
Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 26, 2019 May 1, 2019
Connection Grants – Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 29, 2019 Aug 1, 2019
Mitacs Elevate MITACS Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 15, 2019 Feb 20, 2019
* Accelerate Industrial Postdoc MITACS Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with RGCS Jan 18, 2019
Transitions in Care – Evaluation Grants Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 31, 2019 Feb 5, 2019
2019 CAAIF Food Allergy Research Grant Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 25, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Aralez and CAAIF Research Grant in Allergic Rhinitis or Urticaria Aralez Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 25, 2019 Feb 28, 2019
Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer Jan 31, 2019
Artistic Creative Research Grant Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 28, 2019
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 Feb 7, 2019
SSHRC Exchange – International Representation (formerly SSHRC Travel Grants for International Representation) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 7, 2019
SSHRC Explore (formerly SSHRC / Vice-President’s Research Grants Program) Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 7, 2019
Salary-Based Research Grants Program Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 1, 2019
Discovery Frontiers – Letter of Intent Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Mar 1, 2019
Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award Banting Research Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 12, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases) – Letter of Intent Weston Brain Institute Active Deadline Apr 1, 2019
Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases) Weston Brain Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 25, 2019 Jul 30, 2019
Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases) – Letter of Intent Weston Brain Institute Past Due Deadline Mar 13, 2019
Transformational Research & Rapid Response (Parkinson’s & Related Diseases) Weston Brain Institute Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 11, 2019 Jul 16, 2019
Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2019 Weston Brain Institute Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Jan 8, 2019
Publications Subvention Program Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 15, 2019
Canadian Science Policy Fellowship MITACS Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Feb 3, 2019
Storytellers Contest Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Jan 31, 2019
SSHRC Impact Awards Competition Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer Apr 1, 2019
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Feb 2, 2019
Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (2019) – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 29, 2019
Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program (2019) – Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 21, 2019 Feb 26, 2019
CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 28, 2019 Apr 2, 2019
* Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS Jun 4, 2019
Faculty Mobility Program Government of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 14, 2019 Feb 19, 2019
Team Grant: Indigenous Component of Healthy Life Trajectories (I-HeLTI) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 26, 2019 May 1, 2019
Undergraduate Summer Studentship Award Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inuqire with Unit Jan 21, 2019 Jan 24, 2019
Travel Awards – Winter 2019 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 21, 2019 Jan 24, 2019
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund – Full Application Canada Foundation for Innovation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 25, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund – Expression of Interest Canada Foundation for Innovation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 4, 2019
New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Feb 14, 2019
New Frontiers in Research Fund – Exploration (Notice of Intent) Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 19, 2018 Jan 11, 2019
T-AP Social Innovation Call for Proposals Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Trans-Atlantic Platform Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 7, 2019 Feb 14, 2019
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 21, 2018 Jan 7, 2019
Parkinson Society Canada Research Funding Parkinson Society Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 30, 2019 Feb 4, 2019
The 2019-2020 Call for proposals for the Habitat Stewardship Program – Expression of Interest Environment and Climate Change Canada Past Due Deadline Nov 30, 2018
The 2019-2020 Call for proposals for the Habitat Stewardship Program Environment and Climate Change Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 18, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
Coastal Restoration Fund – Expression of Interest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Past Due Deadline Dec 27, 2018
Team Grant: Sepsis Research Network – Letter of Intent Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 14, 2019 Jan 17, 2019
Team Grant: Sepsis Research Network Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 23, 2019 Sep 26, 2019
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) – Innovation Fund (IF) Internal call for Expressions of Interest Canada Foundation for Innovation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 3, 2018
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition – Notice of Intent Crohn's and Colitis Canada Past Due Deadline Nov 23, 2018
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada Grants-in-Aid of Research Competition Crohn's and Colitis Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 15, 2019 Jan 18, 2019
Commonwealth Blue Charter Capacity Audit – Expression of Interest The Association of Commonwealth Universities Past Due Deadline Nov 30, 2018
Travel Award: Joint Organization for the Study of Sex Differences and International Society of Gender Medicine Meeting 2019 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Jan 14, 2019
Mitacs-JSPS Summer Program MITACS Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Nov 30, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
RISE-Globalink Research Internship MITACS Past Due 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) Past Due 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) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 21, 2018 Jan 9, 2019
France Canada Research Fund – New Collaborations Program French Embassy in Ottawa Past Due 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 Past Due 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