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.

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