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
Ocean Supercluster Resilience (OSCR) Call for Proposals Canada Ocean Supercluster Active Deadline Inquire with your unit NO RGCS review required for the Call for Proposal submission Feb 19, 2021
Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk 2021/2022- Full Application Government of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 24, 2021 Mar 2, 2021
Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk 2021/2022 – EOI Government of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the EOI submission Feb 2, 2021
Northern Contaminants Program Government of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 10, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM) Research in Canada- Grant Pfizer Inc Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 25, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
Operating Grant : Cancer Research Society Operating Grants Cancer Research Society Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 8, 2021 Feb 11, 2021
Commonwealth Peace & Reconciliation Challenge Grants The Association of Commonwealth Universities Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 19, 2021 Jan 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy – Request for Proposals Pfizer Inc Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 5, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
DOD-Breast Cancer Research Program – Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award – Full-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline inquire with your unit Jun 15, 2021 Jun 23, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award – Pre-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Pre-Application Mar 12, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Innovator Award – Full-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jun 15, 2021 Jun 23, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Innovator Award – Pre-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Pre-Application Mar 12, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Era of Hope Scholar Award – Full-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 18, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program – Era of Hope Scholar Award – Pre-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Pre-Application Mar 11, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Level 3 & 4 – Full-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jun 16, 2021 Jun 24, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Level 3 & 4 – Pre-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Pre-Application Mar 12, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program – Breakthrough Award Level 1 & 2 – Full Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 18, 2021 Mar 25, 2021
DOD – Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award Level 1 & 2 – Pre-Application Department of Defence - United States of America Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Pre-Application Mar 11, 2021
2021 Kidney Health Research Grant Competition – Full Application Kidney Foundation of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 9, 2021 Mar 15, 2021
2021 Kidney Health Research Grant Competition – LOI Kidney Foundation of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the LOI Feb 1, 2021
CIHR – Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) (2021/22 Pilot) – LOI Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the LOI Apr 21, 2021
Training Grant : Health Research Training Platform (HRTP) (2021/22 Pilot) – Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jun 15, 2021 Jun 22, 2021
CFI – 2022 IF – Internal Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) Canada Foundation for Innovation Active Deadline inquire within unit Apr 5, 2021
Contributions Program Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 29, 2021 Feb 5, 2021
SSHRC Exchange – Paper Presentation at Scholarly Conferences Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
SSHRC Exchange – International Representation Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
SSHRC Explore Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 10, 2021 Feb 10, 2021
Salary-Based Research Grants Program Memorial University of Newfoundland Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
Prince Faisal Bin Fahad Award for Sports Research – Call for Proposals Leaders Development Institute Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 10, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program Government of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 22, 2021 Feb 25, 2021
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit RGCS review not required Feb 2, 2021
CIMVHR – Call for Proposals – Investigation of the thermoregulatory implications of varying soft armour torso coverage during prolonged physical activity in a hot environment Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 20, 2021 Jan 27, 2021
D’Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship Ireland Canada University Foundation Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 12, 2021 Jan 15, 2021
Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages (employers) Government of Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 29, 2021 Feb 3, 2021
Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (employers) Government of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 19, 2021 Jan 22, 2021
Weston Family Awards in Northern Research- Masters and Postdoctoral level Weston Family Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 22, 2021 Jan 27, 2021
Weston Family Awards in Northern Research – Doctoral Level Weston Family Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required Jan 27, 2021
Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (CFI JELF) Canada Foundation for Innovation Active Deadline inquire with unit Feb 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021
John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) competition – EOI Canada Foundation for Innovation Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Submit to SIRI by February 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
New Investigator Award – Application Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Feb 12, 2021 Feb 16, 2021
New Investigator Awards – LOI Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for LOI Jan 7, 2021
SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants – 2020-2021 Competition Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 8, 2021 Mar 15, 2021
ACU – Medical Student Virtual Mobility Grants – Application The Association of Commonwealth Universities Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 18, 2021 Jan 21, 2021
Breathing as One – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada/CIHR-ICRH: COPD Catalyst Grant – Registration Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Registration Jan 8, 2021
Breathing as One – Boehringer Ingelheim Canada/CIHR-ICRH: COPD Catalyst Grant – Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 15, 2021 Jan 22, 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore industry seeks emissions reduction ideas – Call for Proposals Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 26, 2021 Jan 29, 2021
Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling (EIDM) initiative – Full Application Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Dec 15, 2020 Dec 18, 2020
The Matching Dissertation Grant program (MDG) International Society of Biomechanics Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Dec 11, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
2021 BHCRI Summer Studentship Award Competition – Application Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 28, 2021 Feb 2, 2021
2021 BHCRI Summer Studentship Award Competition – Intent to Apply Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the Intent to Apply Jan 8, 2020
EAS FOUNDATION FOR HONEY BEE RESEARCH Eastern Apicultural Society Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 27, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
Collaborative Networks National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 11, 2021 Jan 18, 2021
Team Grant : Indigenous Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative Cohort Research Study (I-HeLTI) Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jun 1, 2021 Jun 9, 2021
Harris Centre – MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund Harris Centre (MUN) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Applications are submitted directly to Harris Centre Jan 15, 2021
CIMVHR – Call for Proposals – Scoping review to identify digital mental health tools and digital record keeping used by service providers who care for Veterans Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Dec 10, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
CIMVHR – Call for Proposals – Scoping review to explore the current state of mental health data sharing across provinces in Canada Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Dec 10, 2020 Dec 16, 2020
CLINICAL MOVEMENT DISORDER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2021-2023 cycle) – Parkinson Canada Parkinson Society Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 26, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2021-2023 cycle) – Parkinson Canada Parkinson Society Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 26, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
GRADUATE AWARD PROGRAM – (2021-2023 cycle) Parkinson Canada Parkinson Society Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 26, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
BASIC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (2021-2023 cycle) – Parkinson Canada Parkinson Society Canada Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 26, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
Canadian Science Policy Fellowship MITACS Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 28, 2021 Feb 3, 2021
Team Grant : Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness = Full Application Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jun 28, 2022 Jul 7, 2022
Team Grant : Diabetes Prevention and Treatment in Indigenous Communities: Resilience and Wellness = LOI Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for LOI May 26, 2021
2021 ARC-NL Research Grants & Development Grants Aging Research Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required Feb 5, 2021
2021 ARC-NL Graduate Fellowships Competition Aging Research Centre (MUN) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required Feb 19, 2021
New Frontiers in Research Funding -Transformation – Full Application Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) Active Deadline Check with your grants faciliator with regard to deadlines/processes Apr 6, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program Government of Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 7, 2021 Jan 12, 2021
Food Waste Reduction Challenge – Application Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 15, 2021 Jan 18, 2021
Seed Fund and Multidisciplinary Fund – of the SBM Funding Opportunity Memorial University of Newfoundland Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020
The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award Banting Research Foundation Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Jan 20, 2021 Jan 25, 2021
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 16, 2020 Mar 8, 2021
Royal Society of Canada Medals and Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 16, 2020 Mar 1, 2021
NSERC Herzberg Medal Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 16, 2020 Mar 1, 2021
CANIE Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 16, 2020 Mar 1, 2021
Christopher Knapper Lifetime Achievement Award Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 15, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Alan Blizzard Award Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 16, 2020 Feb 15, 2021
Canadian Association of Physicists Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Canadian Association of Geographers Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 15, 2021 Jan 31, 2022
Engineers Canada Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education Active Deadline inquire with unit Nov 15, 2021 Jan 15, 2022
J. Tuzo Wilson Medal Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Dec 10, 2021
Chemical Institute of Canada /CSChE Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Dec 1, 2021
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Dec 1, 2021
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Dec 1, 2021
Geological Association of Canada Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Governor General’s Innovation Awards Government of Canada Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 16, 2021 Nov 30, 2021
Huntington Fellowships Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 17, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
Fulbright Award Fulbright Canada Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 17, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
CASCA Weaver-Tremblay Award Past Due Deadline inquire with unit Nov 15, 2020 Jan 4, 2021
Molson Prizes Canada Council for the Arts Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 17, 2021 Nov 1, 2021
Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellowship Active Deadline inquire with unit Aug 17, 2021 Oct 30, 2021
CIHR Gold Leaf Prizes Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2022 Oct 10, 2022
National Humanities Center Fellowship Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Oct 7, 2021
Chemical Institute of Canada Fellowship Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Woodrow Wilson Fellowships Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Oct 5, 2021
Canadian Society of Zoology (CSZ) Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Gairdner Foundation International Awards and Wightman Award Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Awards Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Order of Newfoundland and Labrador Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Sep 30, 2021
Canadian Mathematical Society Adrien Pouliot Award Active Deadline inquire with unit Jan 15, 2020 Apr 1, 2021
Sloan Research Fellowship Active Deadline inquire with unit Apr 15, 2021 Sep 15, 2021