Salary-Based Research Grants Program

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 within unit

Memorial Deadline: Thursday 1st, February 2024

External Deadline: Thursday 1st, February 2024


This self-funded program opportunity permits, under certain conditions, a researcher to receive a research grant in lieu of their salary, through a mechanism which includes peer review. The grant may be used for all the purposes of a grant-in-aid of research, except salary remuneration for the Researcher. This program covers only research activities and is not intended to cover projects directed at teaching or the development of teaching-related skills.

Grants awarded are treated as T4A income for tax purposes and accordingly, no income tax will be deducted by the University.

  • Faculty members or equivalent, and professional librarians, either full-time or part-time, who intend to perform research whether going on sabbatical leave or not, are eligible to apply.
  • Note: Faculty members going on sabbatical leave may, under the terms of the collective agreement, separately apply to the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) for a grant of up to 5% of basic salary. Requests should be made for a Salary-Based Research Grant only if anticipated expenses exceed the 5%.

*Please note that if the deadline date falls on a weekend, applications will be due on the first work day following the deadline.

Please contact for any inquires.


SBRG guidelines - June 2022

SBRG application -Fillable

Funding Sources

Memorial University of Newfoundland

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: December 12, 2023