Harris Centre Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund – EOI

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit

Memorial Deadline: Friday 15th, November 2019

External Deadline:


Memorial applicants should submit their EOI to Harris Centre using their online application platform by the application deadline.  MUN researchers must contact their Grants Facilitation Officer, Associate Dean (Research) or equivalent unit signatory to obtain information on unit deadlines and processes prior to submission to Harris Centre.  

• The Harris Centre has refreshed our Regional Workshop programming and has created our new Thriving Regions Partnership Process.
• This process includes engaging people in regions around the province in research, while also providing funding for Memorial faculty, staff and students to get the research done. Learn more about the Thriving Regions Partnership Process here and here.
• The Harris Centre has been working with a local advisory committee; they held a workshop in Carbonear on September 27th with regional stakeholders to determine what their research priorities are (click here for the full workshop report).
• We want to connect these stakeholders with the expertise and capacity at Memorial to help enhance the understanding of local issues and find sustainable solutions through the co-production of knowledge and practices.

• To advance the Thriving Regions Partnership Process, the Harris Centre is opening an applied research fund calling for Expressions of Interest from Memorial researchers to address the priorities identified at the regional level.
• This call focuses on the Baccalieu Trail Region of Newfoundland, which includes approximately 70 communities along 240km of coastline on a peninsula that forms the north side of Conception Bay and the south side of Trinity Bay.
• The fund will provide up to $15,000 per project for up to three projects for creative and relevant applied research on one or more of the priority areas.

• Researchers must be available to attend a workshop later in 2019 somewhere in the Baccalieu Region.
• This fund is open to any faculty, staff or students at Memorial; however, if the applicant does not have research privileges, a co-applicant or supervisor with such privileges must be identified.
• Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to apply and we strongly encourage multidisciplinary and collaborative projects between faculty, staff, students and community partners.
• An evaluation committee will choose the successful applicants after the call closes.
• A workshop will be held later in 2019 that will include local stakeholders and partners and the selected researchers. At this session, researchers, community members and local partners will work together to further develop their research idea and create a full proposal for the work to be undertaken. Researcher’s costs to attend this workshop will be covered by the Harris Centre.
• Researchers will then submit more detailed research plans in 2020, and funding will be finalized and transferred once the plans are reviewed and approved by the evaluation committee.

Additional information can be found here. 


Funding Sources

Harris Centre (MUN)

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Last modified: November 6, 2019