On the Menu

On the Menu is a "full course meal" covering a wide and comprehensive range of tasty topics. 

What's on the menu?

NSERC Discovery Grants Q & A Session

Who is coming to dinner?

Faculty of Science Grants Facilitation Team: Jacqueline Blundell, Lynn Frizzell, Jenn Major and Phillip MacCallum

Who is invited?

Faculty who are applying for the NSERC Discovery Grant competition 2024 (Full Application due Nov. 1, 2023), and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the NSERC DG application!

Make a reservation!

Wednesday August 23rd 1-2PM 

Join us on  Webex

Past Sessions

Discovery Grants - 2024 Competition Cycle

June 20, 2023


Presented by:

Dr. Lynn Frizzell and Dr. Jenn Major
Grants Facilitation Officers, Faculty of Science

Research and Innovation Fund

April 26, 2023



Presented by:

Christopher Percy
Economic Development Officer
Department of Industry, Energy and Technology
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Three Pillars of Communication for Knowledge Translation

March 9, 2023

Presented by:

Dr. Dawn Henwood
Clarity Studios

Presenting Your Research to a Non-Expert Audience

Nov. 17, 2022

Presented by:

Julie Bowering
Academic Program Officer (Graduate)
Faculty of Science

NSERC Discovery Grants Q&A

Aug. 24, 2022

With presentations by the Faculty of Science Grants Facilitation Team


Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Application

June 20, 2022

With presentations by the Faculty of Science Grants Facilitation Team


How Do I Find External Partners?

March 23, 2022

With presentations by:

Dr. Len Zedel, Physics & Physical Oceanography
Dr. Matthew Hamilton, Computer Science
Dr. Stephen Piercey, Earth Sciences

As well as:

Dr. Jenn Major, Grants Facilitation Officer, Faculty of Science
Dr. Jennifer Stevens, Karen Follett & Jon Canning, Research Grant and Contract Services
Libby Carew, Mitacs NL
Dr. Paula Mendoca, Technology Transfer & Commercialization Office

Mitacs Programs

Nov. 24, 2021

With presentations by:

Libby Carew, Mitacs NL

Jon Canning, Research Grant and Contract Services 

Student Supports at Memorial University

Sept. 29, 2021 

With presentations by: 

Andrew Kim, Director, Graduate Enrolment Services, School of Graduate Studies
Important Links: 
Contact: sgs@mun.ca 

Jason Geary, Manager, Blundon Centre
Important Links:
Contact: jgeary@mun.ca 

Dr. Natalia Barykina, Graduate Studies Librarian, QEII Library
Important Links:
Contact: nbarykina@mun.ca  

Dr. Ken Fowler, Director, Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
Important Links

Valeri Pilgrim, Manager, Indigenous Student Resource Centre
Important Links:
Contact: isrc@mun.ca or vpilgrim@mun.ca 

Dr. Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office
Important Links:

Jessica Whalen, (Undergraduate) Career Development Coordinator, Faculty of Science 
Important Links:
Contact: jessica.whalen@mun.ca 

Alicia Wall, Academic Success Coordinator, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Important Links:

Incorporating Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into NSERC Discovery Grants

August, 17, 2021

Presented by:

Dr. Kris Poduska, Professor and Head, Physics and Physical Oceanography
Dr. Jennifer Stevens, Strategic Institutional Research Initiatives, Office of the Vice-President (Research)

*Note: This session was not recorded due to privacy concerns. However, please see the links below for presenter slides and resources. 

Top Tips for Preparing an NSERC Discovery Grant Application


June 23, 2021

Presented by:

Dr. Kris Poduska, Professor and Head
Physics and Physical Oceanography 

Dr. Kris Poduska presents the top tips for a successful NSERC Discovery Grant application. In addition, several NSERC panel members, the Faculty of Science grants facilitation officers and the associate dean, research and graduate studies, help answer questions.

Tips for Preparing an Application to the Memorial University Seed and Multidisciplinary Funds


May 12, 2021

Presented by:

Dr. Jacqueline Blundell, Acting Associate Dean
(Research and Graduate)
Faculty of Science

This talk will explain the differences between the two funds and provide tips on completing proposals, review upcoming deadlines and where to go for help.
(FAQ for questions raised during the talk.)

Tips & Techniques for Effective Scientific Presentations


March 31, 2021

Presented by:

Dr. Sherri Christian, Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry

This talk includes strategies on how to put together an effective scientific presentation, dos and don'ts for creating presentation slides, techniques for effective delivery of a talk and dealing with nervous habits.