2022 ARC-NL Research Grants Competition- LOI

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Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: No RGCS Review required for LOI

External Deadline: Monday 17th, January 2022


In 2022-2023 the Aging Research Centre-Newfoundland and Labrador (ARC-NL) of Memorial University will fund TWO ARC-NL Research Grants of up to $25,000 each. Additional funds may be awarded depending on agreements with co-funders.
For the 2022 awards, ARC-NL is adjusting its approach from previous years.  In response to the interests of the provincial government (our grant funder), at least one of the projects funded this year will be in the area of social sciences/humanities/population health research.
ARC-NL has been pleased to support biomedical/clinical research projects and will continue to do so; however, to increase the amount of research that will help better understand and plan for demographic change and healthy aging across the lifespan one of the projects to be funded this year will be in the area of social sciences/population-based research. That research covers a variety of topics related to aging – those may include but are not limited to: transportation, aging in place, digital divide, social isolation, silver entrepreneurship, and those that fall under the topic of age-friendly communities.
For the 2022-2023 Research Grants, ARC-NL will fund:
  • The top overall proposal from any discipline that meets the criteria
  • The top proposal in the area of social sciences/humanities/population health


Proposals must focus on aging-related research that is relevant in the Newfoundland and Labrador context.
The Principal Applicant is the person who will take primary responsibility for the intellectual direction of the research and assume administrative responsibility for the funds. Researchers holding an ARC-NL Research Grant cannot apply for another until their current award is completed, and are not eligible to apply during the next cycle for the same project (i.e., cannot hold multiple ARC-NL awards across multiple years to fund a project for longer).
Principal Applicants must:
  • Be employed by a post-secondary academic institution or by a health or community services institution in Newfoundland and Labrador and have dedicated time for research as part of their employment
  • Have a PhD, or the terminal degree in their field, or a health professional degree
  • Be a Research Member of ARC-NL (Apply here if you are not already a member)
*Note 1: Researchers employed at institutions outside of Newfoundland and Labrador may be ‘Co-Applicants’ or ‘Collaborators’ but not a Principal Applicant. ‘Co-Applicants’ do not need a doctorate but they should be trainees or independent researchers with Master’s qualifications in a field relevant to aging research. ‘Collaborators’ are individuals who make a contribution to the intellectual direction of the research and who play a role in its conduct. Collaborators do not need to be affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution. ARC-NL does not cover expenses that Collaborators incur in the conduct of research with the exception of certain travel and subsistence expenses related to research planning and meeting with the Principal Applicant.
  • Full information and application forms are available online.
  • Contact us at arc@grenfell.mun.ca or (709) 639-4872
  • Applications are submitted directly to ARC-NL, RGCS review not required. 
Additional information can be found here.

Funding Sources

Memorial University of Newfoundland

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 6, 2022