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 rgcsworkflow@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
NSERC Discovery Grant – Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with unit N/A Aug 1, 2019
Gairdner Foundation International Awards and Wightman Award Active Deadline Jul 2, 2019 Oct 1, 2019
Emerging Researcher Awards in Allergic Asthma AllerGen, AstraZeneca Canada (AZ Canada), Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Inquire with RGCS Aug 16, 2019
Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards – Application AstraZeneca Canada (AZ Canada), Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Lung Association (CLA) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jul 26, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
Emerging Clinician Scientist Awards – Registration AstraZeneca Canada (AZ Canada), Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Lung Association (CLA) Active Deadline Inquire with unit N/A Jun 26, 2019
CABHI Spark Program Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Inquire with RGCS Jul 5, 2019
Mitacs Elevate – Full Applications MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jul 11, 2019 Jul 17, 2019
Mitacs Elevate – Intent to Apply and Conflict of Interest MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jun 14, 2019 Jun 19, 2019
DoD Prostate Cancer Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jun 19, 2019 Jun 27, 2019
DoD Lupus Research Program – Concept and Impact Awards Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit May 31, 2019 Jun 7, 2019
DoD Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4 Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jun 18, 2019 Jun 26, 2019
DoD Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit Aug 15, 2019 Aug 22, 2019
The Wighton Fellowship Active Deadline May 6, 2019
SSHRC Impact Awards Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Jan 8, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow Active Deadline Dec 10, 2019 Mar 6, 2020
Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards Active Deadline Dec 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Dec 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
The Folger Institute Fellowships Active Deadline Dec 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
Brockhouse Canada Prize Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Dec 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
Trudeau Foundation Fellowships Active Deadline Nov 22, 2019 Feb 22, 2020
Prix de l’ACFAS Active Deadline Nov 12, 2019 Feb 7, 2020
Canadian Association of Physicists Awards Active Deadline Nov 5, 2019 Feb 5, 2020
Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research Active Deadline Nov 1, 2019 Jan 31, 2020
Canadian Association of Geographers Awards Active Deadline Nov 1, 2019 Jan 31, 2020
Northern Science Award Active Deadline Oct 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2020
Engineers Canada Awards Active Deadline Aug 13, 2019 Nov 12, 2019
ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2019) – Session Proposals ArcticNet Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Not applicable May 15, 2019
Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation Awards Active Deadline Jun 3, 2019
Canadian Anthropology Society Active Deadline Nov 15, 2019
Order of Canada Government of Canada Open Call Open Call
Alexander Von Humboldt Award Open Call Open Call
J. Tuzo Wilson Medal Active Deadline Sep 14, 2019 Dec 12, 2019
Manning Awards Active Deadline Sep 17, 2019 Dec 14, 2019
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Active Deadline Sep 4, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Active Deadline Sep 3, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Governor General Innovation Awards Government of Canada Active Deadline Aug 30, 2019 Nov 30, 2019
The Huntington Fellowships Active Deadline Aug 16, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Fulbright Award Active Deadline Aug 16, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
Molson Prizes Canada Council for the Arts Active Deadline Aug 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Jul 20, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
National Humanities Center Fellowship Active Deadline Jul 20, 2019 Oct 10, 2019
Operating Grant : Knowledge Synthesis Grant: Socio-Economic Burden of Inherited Disease Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 12, 2019 Sep 17, 2019
Stars Career Development Awards – Registration The Arthritis Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 22, 2019
Stars Career Development Awards – Full Application The Arthritis Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 20, 2019 Jun 26, 2019
Climate Action Fund Environment and Climate Change Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 8, 2019 May 13, 2019
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships Active Deadline Jul 2, 2019 Oct 1, 2019
The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Awards Active Deadline Jun 28, 2019 Sep 27, 2019
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador Active Deadline Jun 28, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
Canadian Mathematical Society Awards Active Deadline Jun 29, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
3M Teaching Fellowship Active Deadline Jun 28, 2019 Sep 30, 2019
2019 Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network Funding Opportunities Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 29, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Sloan Research Fellowship Active Deadline Jun 15, 2019 Sep 13, 2019
Arctic Inspiration Prize Active Deadline Jul 16, 2019 Oct 15, 2019
Guggenheim Fellowship Active Deadline Jun 15, 2019 Sep 12, 2019
Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement and Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Active Deadline Jun 18, 2019 Sep 13, 2019
Chemical Institute of Canada and its Constituent Societies Awards Active Deadline Apr 2, 2019 Jul 2, 2019
Society of Toxicology of Canada Awards Active Deadline Apr 2, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation – EOI Making the Shift - Youth Homlessness Social Innovation Lab, Networks of Centres of Excellence Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit May 20, 2019
Prix Galien Canada Award Active Deadline Mar 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019
Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences Active Deadline Mar 19, 2019 Jun 30, 2019
NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Open Call
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2019-2020) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 16, 2019
Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer May 29, 2019
DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Programs Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jul 18, 2019 Jul 24, 2019
DoD Ovarian Cancer Research Programs Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 26, 2019 Jul 31, 2019
The Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize for Mental Health Research The Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research Active Deadline Inquire with unit Jul 11, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
2019 Have a Heart Bursary Program Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy (CCSA) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 29, 2019 May 1, 2019
Janeway Foundation’s 2019 Research Awards Janeway Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 12, 2019 Jul 17, 2019
National Call for Proposals 2019 Part 2: Research, Capacity-Building, and Coordination Services (Indirect) Funding Guidelines Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 24, 2019 Apr 30, 2019
Clean Transportation System – Research and Development Program Transport Canada Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 1, 2019 May 8, 2019
FSC-CCF Thematic call for projects to support mid-career workers Future Skills Centre Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 26, 2019 May 2, 2019
Graduate Student Research Awards Asthma Canada, Canadian Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit May 28, 2019 May 31, 2019
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS Jul 9, 2019
Canada Nature Fund: Community-Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk Environment and Climate Change Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Not applicable Apr 26, 2019
Canadian Emissions Reduction Innovation Network (CERIN) – EOI Natural Resources Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Academic Unit Apr 25, 2019 May 1, 2019
Autism Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Aug 1, 2019 Aug 8, 2019
DoD Neurofibromatosis Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS May 23, 2019
Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 10, 2019 May 15, 2019
Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 10, 2019 Sep 15, 2019
Infectious Disease and Climate Change Fund – Moving the Marker Public Health Agency of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 16, 2019 Apr 22, 2019
The Killam Program of the Canada Council for the Arts: Killam Research Fellowships Canada Council for the Arts Active Deadline Dec 17, 2019 May 15, 2019
CIHR Early Career Investigators in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health in Kidney Research Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Kidney Foundation of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 10, 2019 May 15, 2019
Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Programs Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS May 22, 2019
DoD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS Aug 21, 2019
DoD Parkinson’s Research Programs Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit Inquire with RGCS Jul 9, 2019
DoD Lung Cancer Research Programs Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with RGCS May 15, 2019
CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grants – Full Application Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Sep 5, 2019 Sep 10, 2019
CCS/CIHR Cancer Survivorship Team Grants – Registration Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Not applicable May 29, 2019
Team Grant : Pediatric concussion CIHR-NIH 2019 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), National Institute of Health Past Due Deadline inquire with unit Apr 9, 2019 Apr 12, 2019
Operating Grant : Active and Assisted Living Program Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline inquire with unit May 21, 2019 May 24, 2019
Team Grant : Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) – Preliminary Proposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), National Science Foundation Active Deadline Jun 14, 2019
Team Grant : Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) – Full Proposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), National Science Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 6, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
DoD: Tick-Borne Disease Research Program Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with unit May 14, 2019 May 22, 2019
Team Grant: Cannabis Research in Priority Areas – Full Application Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with unit Oct 3, 2019 Oct 8, 2019
Team Grant: Cannabis Research in Priority Areas – LOI Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit May 15, 2019
Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research Barbara Turnbull Foundation for Spinal Cord Research, Brain Canada Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 14, 2019 May 20, 2019
Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 10, 2019 Sep 15, 2019
Travel Awards Canadian Cancer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 10, 2019 May 15, 2019
CCS Impact Grants – LOI Canadian Cancer Society Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Apr 12, 2019 Apr 17, 2019
CCS Impact Grants – Full Application Canadian Cancer Society Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 5, 2019 Sep 10, 2019