Application Process

Stage One: Letter of Intent

Submit a Letter of Intent outlining your contact information, research project title, purpose, objectives, outcomes, and proposed budget to

Be sure to outline the anticipated benefits to Newfoundland and Labrador workplaces, and a brief statement on how you intend to share your research findings with stakeholders and the public.

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to proceed with a research proposal submission.

Stage Two: Research Proposal Submission

In stage two, applicants will be invited to submit a detailed research proposal that includes:

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Methodology (including timelines)
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Budget Details
  • Investigator’s Credentials

Our Board of Directors reviews and approves all research funding applications. Approved research projects will be monitored by the Policy, Research and Internal Review Department.


Full Research Proposal Application FormGuidelines Research Initiatives Program Letter of IntentLetter of Intent – Application Form Research Initiatives ProgramResearch Initiatives Scoring Assessment


1. What is the Research Initiatives Program?
2. What research topics are eligible for funding?
3. Who is eligible to apply for research funding?
4. What is the process to secure funding?
5. When is the deadline for submitting applications?
6. Is there a maximum length for the Letter of Intent?
7. Is there a maximum length for the research proposal?
8. What is the duration and maximum budget limit?
9. Are there any restrictions on budget items?