Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund

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, May 2020

External Deadline:



  • Seed Competition: June 15, 2020 at 5 pm
  • Multidisciplinary Fund: June 15, 2020 at 5 pm

Bridge Competition: May 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm

In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the current COVID-19 Pandemic, the VPR office will be making additional funding available in the May15, 2020 Bridge competition specifically to support students at financial risk. Please note there is an additional information request as part of this provision (Supplemental Form – Students at Financial Risk)


The funds used for this competition draw from the larger Seed, Bridge, Multidisciplinary Fund. This is a suite of awards premised on funding research that is otherwise difficult to acquire funding for under traditional funding bodies and Tri-Agency funding programs. Each of these awards: 1. Seed, 2. Bridge, and 3. Multidisciplinary draw from the larger fund, but are distinct, separately adjudicated categories with different goals and terms of reference.

Seed is composed of three categories of eligibility: Type 1) which is for unfunded applicants, Type 2) which is intended for topics that are new, innovative, or emerging in research, and Types 3) which is intended for relationship building for community-based research.

Bridge is intended to assist researchers who have encountered an unexpected funding gap that require funds to retain key personnel.

Multidisciplinary is an award for those undertaking multidisciplinary research and growing multidisciplinary partnerships that’s unique nature makes funding difficult to acquire.

Each of these awards is capped at $10,000 with a maximum term of two years, with no extensions permitted.  These awards are geared towards providing internal stimulation for excellent research that is difficult to fund so that leverage may be acquired to secure additional funding and advance both innovative research projects and researcher portfolios.

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


SBM - Seed Funding Application - February 2020 - fillable

SBM - Multidisciplinary Funding Application - February 2020 - fillable

SBM - Bridge Funding Application (fillable) - February 2020

May 2020 SBM (Bridge Competition) Supplemental Form - Students at Financial Risk

Funding Sources

Memorial University of Newfoundland

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: April 8, 2020