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Funding Opportunities

MEOPAR offers funding and opportunities throughout the year in the areas of research, training and knowledge mobilization.

From large-scale calls for proposals to tailored individual grants, MEOPAR works to support our Network through a variety of funding programs. Please check back on this page for open and upcoming opportunities. Eligibility varies from program to program: some are open to people within and outside our current Network, while some require previous funding the Network to qualify. 

For more information about current opportunities, please visit the side links or the respective program pages. 


The following opportunities are currently underway:


The Fathom Fund

This new initiative blends crowdfunding with traditional research grants, and is open to researchers, students and communities. (Link visits external site)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Open to current fellowship-holders, this top-up award is now accepting applications. 


MEOPAR Training Award

Open to current MEOPAR HQP, this awards financial support to participate in a self-identified professional development opportunity that is not available through MEOPAR, their research project or their university.


Career Mentoring Program

This matches current MEOPAR HQP with mentors who are professionals working in the fields of marine research.


Regional Training Workshops

MEOPAR provides funding to Regional HQP Groups to organize local training workshops for HQP, end-users, and partners.