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Funding Opportunities

2020 ARC-NL Graduate Fellowships Competition

In 2020, the Aging Research Centre-Newfoundland and Labrador (ARC-NL) of Memorial University will provide up to three master's and/or doctoral fellowships.  Master's students will be eligible to receive up to $18,000 and doctoral students will be eligible to receive up to $24,000 per year. Students holding external funding will be eligible to receive top-up funding.

ARC-NL Graduate Fellowships may be held for a maximum of 24 months or as long as the student remains eligible for baseline funding from SGS, whichever is shorter.



To be eligible for a fellowship you must:

  • be currently registered as a full-time student at Memorial University as of September, 2020 or be applying to a graduate program at Memorial with a start date of September 2020
  • be pursuing a research-based master's or doctoral degree at Memorial University
  • be a Student Member of ARC-NL (or apply to become a member by the application deadline)
  • have an academic supervisor who is a Research Member of ARC-NL (or have them apply to become a member by the application deadline)
  • have selected or been assigned a research topic that is relevant to aging, broadly defined to include a wide range of disciplines, approaches and topics

Important Dates

Application Deadline: February 21, 2020

Announcement of awards: mid-June, 2020

Beginning of funding: September, 2020


To Apply

  • Complete and submit this 2020ARC-NL_Fellowship_application.pdf (Important! In order to ensure your information is saved properly, please download the form first and save it to your desktop; make sure you open the file using Adobe Reader or Acrobat, then fill in the form and save)
  • Attach or include electronic (PDF) versions of:
    • your CV
    • your current  or intended supervisor's CV
    • your complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • two letters of reference (one of which must be from your current thesis supervisor, if applicable)
    • application to become an ARC-NL Student Member (if not already a member, apply to become a member by the application deadline)
    • application form for your supervisor to become an ARC-NL Research Member (if not already a member, have them apply to become a member by the application deadline)

*Guidelines for formatting attachments are listed on the application form.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance of the proposed research topic to aging with priority given to research relevant to aging in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Quality of the project description in the completed application form
  • Academic achievements of the applicant
  • Expertise and research experience of the supervisor

End of Award Reports

Upon completion of the award, recipients must submit an End of Award Report to


For more information on ARC-NL Fellowships, please contact the ARC-NL Coordinator at (709) 639-4872 or

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