Research and Graduate Studies

Dean of Medicine Research Support Fund
Announcement and Application Guidelines

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2022
Purpose of the Fund:
to provide modest amounts of financial support towards increasing the probability of successful submission or resubmission of research grant applications to national funding agencies.
For the Winter/Spring 2022 call, there will be one stream of funding for up to $5,000.
  1. Applications that have been submitted to national granting agencies and have undergone external peer review but not received any funding
Application Guidelines.
PIs and co-PIs must be full or part-time faculty members within the Faculty of Medicine (includes jointly appointed faculty, but not cross appointed faculty). Unspent funds will be returned to the Research Support Fund if the nominated PI is no longer a full or part time member of the Faculty of Medicine (unless responsibilities are transferred).

Application Content.
To be considered for this fund, applicants must provide the following:
  1. A copy of the reviewers comments;
  2. A copy of the application;
  3. A clear description of how the requested funding (up to $5000) will be used to address the issue or issues raised by the reviewers (maximum of 1 page). Please ensure that the description outlines the need for key experiments or key pieces of preliminary data to increase fundability in subsequent applications.
    • Please note: a budget table can be included as part of this one page attachment or added as a separate one page document

Application Procedure
Applications are to be submitted electronically as an email attachment to  as a single PDF file by 5pm on February 25, 2022.
An acknowledgment email will be sent to the Nominated Principal Applicant within one week following the competition deadline to confirm that the complete application package was successfully received. Please contact the RGS Research Manager ( if this acknowledgement email is not received.    

Each application package will be reviewed and ranked by the Vice-Dean, Research and Graduate Studies. Final recommendations will be made to the Dean of Medicine for funding by Research and Graduate Studies. Applications must be deemed to be in the fundable range by external reviewers (e.g. a score >3.5 CIHR scale). Funding will be provided contingent upon the availability of funds, need, and merit of the application.

Awarding of Funds
The Dean of Medicine will announce the outcome of applications in letters addressed to the Nominated PIs and account opening will be facilitated through Research and Graduate Studies. Please note that account  opening requests must be submitted via Memorial’s Researcher portal on or before March 25, 2022. Awards will be 1 year in duration however the account will be active for 2 years to allow flexibility. Requests for extensions can be made by contacting for approval.

The grantee will acknowledge the support of the Memorial University of Newfoundland's Faculty of Medicine’s Research Support Fund in any publication or other work arising from the funded project.

Further Information
Questions and feedback should be directed to the RGS Research Manager (, 864-6295)