Harris Centre Thriving Regions Applied Research Fund

Call for Expressions of Interest for Research in the Exploits region.

Would you like to do research that impacts the sustainability of the Exploits region of Newfoundland and falls within the following themes?

  • Creative and Multiple Solutions to Health Care Needs
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Labour Force Development
  • Regional Cooperation 

 If so, we have funding to help you!


To advance the Thriving Regions Partnership Process, the Harris Centre has re-opened an applied research fund calling for Expressions of Interest from Memorial researchers to address the priorities identified at the regional level.

The fund will provide up to $15,000 per project for up to two projects for creative and relevant applied research on one or more of the priority areas specific to the Exploits Region.

The Harris Centre has been working with a local advisory committee; they held a workshop in the Exploits region earlier this year with regional stakeholders to determine what their research priorities are. (Click this link to access the Exploits TRPP First Workshop Report).


Researchers must be available to attend a workshop in 2023 somewhere in the Exploits 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.

Researchers will then submit more detailed research plans, and funding will be finalized and transferred once the plans are reviewed and approved by the evaluation committee.

Please provide up to 1000 words (more details below) describing how your research will help address one or more of the four priority themes that have been identified for the Exploits Region (see report, link above, for more details):

This 1000 word Expression of Interest should provide:

  • The title/specific focus of your project
  • Any other Memorial partners/students who would be involved
  • Project activities and approach
  • How the project addresses one or more of the fund themes
  • Anyone you are already working with or would like to work with
  • Any other relevant information
  • You will also be asked to provide a copy of your CV (no more than 10 pages)

This Call for Expressions of Interest will close on October 2, 2023.

Apply HERE.



The Harris Centre