The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to two organizations dedicated to the study of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Institute for Social & Economic Research
The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Memorial University was established in 1961 to foster and undertake research into the many social and economic questions arising from the particular historic, geographic, and economic circumstances of Newfoundland and Labrador.
J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland & Labrador Studies
The J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies was established with funds transferred in trust from the J.R. Smallwood Heritage Foundation.
Those funds are used specifically “for the promotion and support of research in Newfoundland Studies in the areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the award of fellowships and research grants.”