Applied Research Fund

Open to all faculty, students and staff at Memorial University, the Harris Centre – MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund  provides up to $15,000 per project per year to investigate waste management issues in Newfoundland and Labrador.


About the Applied Research Fund

MMSB partnered with Memorial University’s Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development (Harris Centre) in September 2010 to stimulate research into Newfoundland and Labrador’s waste management needs and opportunities.

 Waste Management Research Fund Established With $300,000 in Funding (.pdf)

The fund was designed to:

  • Develop an inventory of issues relating to waste management in the province
  • Support research opportunities at each stage of the waste management process
  • Identify new waste management solutions for Newfoundland and Labrador

The fund is modeled similar to other research partnership programs managed by the Harris Centre. Faculty and graduate students have the opportunity to apply for project funding, up to a maximum of $15,000 per project. The total operating cost contribution by MMSB is $100,000 annually.