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
Emerging Infectious Diseases Modelling (EIDM) initiative – EOI Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the EOI Oct 26, 2020
Banting Posdoctoral Fellowships Program (2020-2021) 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 your unit Oct 1, 2020 Oct 1, 2020
NSERC PromoScience Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 10, 2020 Sep 15, 2020
NSERC – Ship Time Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Aug 26, 2020 Sep 1, 2020
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 23, 2020 Sep 28, 2020
NSERC – Discovery Grants – Full Application Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with your unit Inquire with your unit Nov 1, 2020
NSERC – Discovery Grants – NOI Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the NOI Aug 1, 2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program ( 2020-2021) 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 your unit Aug 28, 2020 Oct 1, 2020
Plastics science for a cleaner future – Full Application Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Sep 28, 2020 Oct 1, 2020
Plastics science for a cleaner future – LOI Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit No RGCS review required for the LOI Jul 8, 2020
E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Jul 2, 2020 Jul 7, 2020
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 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 your unit Inquire with SGS Oct 9, 2020
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement CIHR - Institute of Cancer Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Inquire with SGS Jun 10, 2020
NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Inquire with RGCS- last day to submit application will be May 25, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 2 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Open Call
NSERC Idea to Innovation (I2I) Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Check with Unit Jun 17, 2020 Jun 22, 2020
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase 1 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Mar 20, 2020
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase II Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit Apr 3, 2020
NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program – Phase III Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with your unit May 22, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Rapid Research Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak CIHR - Institute of Cancer Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Feb 13, 2020 Feb 18, 2020
Science Communication Skills grant (pilot) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jun 10, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
Training Grant: CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (HCRTP) – Full Application 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 24, 2020 Aug 27, 2020
Knowledge Synthesis Grants: Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity 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 Dec 23, 2019 Jan 7, 2020
Knowledge Synthesis Grant – Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity 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 Dec 23, 2019 Jan 7, 2020
College and Community Innovation Program – College and Community Social Innovation Fund 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 Nov 27, 2019 Dec 2, 2019
Training Grant: CIHR-NSERC-SSHRC Healthy Cities Research Training Platform (HCRTP) – Letter of Intent 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 Dec 5, 2019 Dec 10, 2019
NSERC Discovery Grants – Northern Research Supplements Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Not applicable Nov 1, 2019
NSERC Ship Time Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit Aug 27, 2019 Sep 1, 2019
Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Oct 25, 2019
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program 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 SGS Deadline - October 11, 2019 Nov 21, 2019
NSERC Discovery Grants Competition – Fall 2019 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit Nov 1, 2019
Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative – Full Application 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 Sep 5, 2019 Sep 12, 2019
Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence Initiative – Intent to Submit 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 RGCS review not required for Intent to Submit Aug 19, 2019
NSERC Discovery Grant – Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit N/A Aug 6, 2019
Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Apr 28, 2020 May 1, 2020
Brockhouse Canada Prize Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Dec 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
NSERC Alliance Grants – Option 1 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Open Call Inquire with Unit Inquire with RGCS 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) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 16, 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
Discovery Frontiers – Letter of Intent Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Mar 1, 2019
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
Ship Time Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Aug 29, 2018 Sep 1, 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
* Special Call: Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation 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 RGCS Sep 6, 2018
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 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 Inquire with SGS Oct 10, 2018
E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowships Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Ellen Steinhauer Jun 7, 2019
NSERC Discovery (Subatomic Physics) Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Aug 1, 2018
NSERC Discovery Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Aug 1, 2018
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 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 Inquire with SGS Jun 11, 2018
Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative (CHRP) – Letter of Intent 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 May 22, 2018 May 29, 2018
Collaborative Health Research Projects initiative (CHRP) – Full Application 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 Oct 23, 2018 Oct 30, 2018
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2018) 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 Sep 19, 2018
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects – Letter of Intent Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jan 29, 2018 Feb 1, 2018
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects – Full Application Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 31, 2018 Jun 7, 2018
NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Mar 26, 2018 Apr 1, 2018
* Gender-Net Plus ERA-NET Cofund on Sex, Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), European Research Area Network (ERA-NET), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS July 2018
* Gender-Net Plus ERA-NET Cofund on Sex, Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals – Pre-proposal Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), European Research Area Network (ERA-NET), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with RGCS Mar 1, 2018
NSERC Engage Grants Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 28, 2019 May 31, 2019
Memorial University NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Active Deadline Inquire with Unit Inquire with Unit
Postdoctoral Fellowships Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Oct 11, 2017 Oct 15, 2017
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support Grants – Notification of Intent to Apply (Mandatory) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Jul 27, 2017 Aug 1, 2017
Subatomic Physics Major Resources Support Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Sep 27, 2017 Oct 1, 2017
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with unit May 24, 2019 May 31, 2019
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit Feb 24, 2017 Mar 1, 2017
NSERC STEAM Horizon Award Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Jan 9, 2017
Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Supplement Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Open Call Minimum of two months before start of activity
NSERC Experience Awards Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline
NSERC Connect Grants Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Program is discontinued
NSERC Engage Plus Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Inquire with Unit May 28, 2019 May 31, 2019
Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program (2017-2018) 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 16, 2017 Sep 20, 2017
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Masters) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Past Due Deadline Dec 1, 2017