How we’re funded

CLEAR is designed to expand and contract based on how much funding we have. We began small (in a supply closet, to be exact) and if tough times happen we can be small again. In the meantime, we have ~24 members in a beautiful space at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and are generously supported by the following grants:

  • 2017-2023: Placing Science: Implementing Feminist, Indigenous, and Decolonial Theories of Place and Land in the Laboratory. SSHRC Insight Grant. PI: Max Liboiron; Co-Is: Charles Mather (MUN, Geography) & Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto, Women & Gender Studies); Collaborators: Carissa Brown (MUN, Geography), Chelsea Rochman (University of Toronto, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), & Richard Chavolla (Elder, Kumeyaay Nation). Budget: $293,633.
  • 2015 -2018: Monitoring Marine Plastics in Canada’s North, The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR); PI: Max Liboiron; Amount of award: $137,600CAD
  • 2015 -2018: Action Research Methodologies for the Anthropocene: Knowing Ocean Plastics Through Participatory Citizen Science. SSHRC Insight Development Grant #430-2015-00413; PI: Max Liboiron; Co-Is: Charles Mather & Dean Bavington (Geography). Amount of award: $73,347CAD
  • 2015-2018:Memorial Undergraduate Career Employment Program; wages for undergraduate students to work in the lab. Amount varies each semester, but students are granted wages for 40 hours/semester.

The majority of our funds go to wages and stipends for lab members.  We believe that funding sources for science should be transparent.

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CLEAR’s new space during our open house, 2016.