Provincial Government Now Accepting Applications for 2020 RISE Awards

  • Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

October 11, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards competition. Award recipients are given the opportunity to attend research-related enrichment programs in Canada and the United States.

The application deadline is November 8, 2019. Further details on the enrichment programs, awards structure and applications are available online at

Level II high school students in the province who demonstrate academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and who will be completing Level II by June 2020, are eligible to apply. Awards range in value from $7,800 to $15,000 and will be granted to a maximum of 15 students. Eligible students must have a minimum average of 90 per cent across all Level I courses and have a minimum number of courses in science and mathematics.

Award recipients will attend one of three prestigious research-inspired enrichment programs during the summer of 2020: the Research Science Institute based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program at the University of Toronto, and the Boston Leadership Institute in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Since 2011, 122 RISE Awards have been funded for Newfoundland and Labrador high school students. The competitive process includes an assessment of academic achievement and written essays in which applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the importance of research and development to Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Supporting the RISE Awards is important to our government because it is a great opportunity for students to seek new experiences, and to foster their creativity. As demonstrated by so many companies, institutions and organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador, innovative thinking serves our province well, and I encourage those students with a keen interest in research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to apply and discover the possibilities that might emerge.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

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2019 RISE Awards Recipients

Application Information for 2020 RISE Awards

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