Awards and Funding

Awards and Funding

NEW FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERS! Please check out the newly opened Partnership Recognition Fund, designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC. Being this is a new fund, we gladly welcome your feedback at anytime.

For Students

Students can check out a comprehensive listing of awards, scholarships and bursaries at www.students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards. Engagement-related awards posted on this site include:

Name
UBC Unit
Description
Deadlines
Centre for Community Engaged Learning
The Connect to Community grant funds smaller community projects up to $1,500 that take place over a 2 week to 2 month period.
Staggered
Centre for Community Engaged Learning
Funding for larger community projects.
Staggered
UBC Community Engagement
Funding for community partners, designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC.
Monthly
Vice President, Students
The Walter Gage Memorial Fund provides financial support for non-curricular student projects and activities that enhance the University’s reputation and have broad interest to students at UBC.
March
AMS and Global Lounge
The Global Fund supports initiatives, projects or events that involve international engagement, intercultural understanding, sustainability or collaboration?
Monthly deadlines

In addition, consider the following student fellowship and sponsorship opportunities:

Name
Description
Application / Nomination Period
The fellowship brings undergraduate and graduate students to Northern First Nations and Inuit communities to work on four-month long community-identified applied projects aimed at tackling a key challenge facing a community’s overall health, sustainability and prosperity.
March or April
Offered to international undergraduate students with demonstrated community leadership and intercultural engagement.
September
Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Likely in March
The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Likely in September
Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
Likely in October
The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.
Likely in December
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) provide financial support for highly qualified science and engineering graduates to allow them to gain research experience in industry while undertaking advanced studies.
Year-Round
Eligible to all students applying to long-term International Service Learning Programs
Pending application to ISL
Develop your career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training. Funding is available for all disciplines.
Dependent on program


For Faculty

The list below is of UBC awards related to engagement and knowledge mobilization. Faculty can check out a complete listing of awards applications and nominations, both internal and external awards, at http://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/awards-applications-nominations.

Name
UBC Unit
Description
Deadlines
Alumni UBC
This award recognizes a UBC faculty member or professor emeritus who has rendered significant community service in areas other than teaching and research.
January
Faculty of Education
Up to $5,000 intended to help new engagements get started and to provide projects some support when sufficient funding or resources from other sources cannot be found.
May 15
UBC Community Engagement
Funding for community partners, designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC.
Monthly
Vice President Research and International (VPRI)
A $3,000 research stipend presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the University and the community by sharing research expertise via the news media
September 15th
Vice President Research and International (VPRI)
Biennial award recognizing faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film
October 15th
Vice President Research and International (VPRI)
Biennial award recognizing faculty who have made outstanding education and development contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film; and outstanding scholarship in the fine and creative arts
October 15th
MITACS
Find new grant sources, local and global research opportunities, and training for students and postdocs. Funding is available for all disciplines. Effective January 2015, Accelerate is open to both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations, such as industry associations, charitable organizations, and economic development organizations.
Dependant on program

For Alumni

Name
UBC Unit
Description
Deadlines
Alumni UBC
This award honours an alumnus, honorary alumnus or group of alumni who have contributed significantly as a volunteer to the University and/or the Alumni Association, over a sustained period. They have enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time, talent, or treasure, and their involvement with university-related causes outside of their career responsibilities.
January

Community Funding Sources

In addition to the above, there are external funding opportunities from foundations and local institutions that available to community and UBC partners, including but not limited to:

Name
Organization/Funder
Description
Deadlines
Vancity Credit Union
Vancity has several grants/funds for community projects, including: Community Partnership Program, EnviroFund Grants, Shared Success Grants, and Vancity Community Foundation Strategic Programs funds.
Varies by grant
McConnell Foundation
The Foundation currently emphasizes grantmaking in four strategic areas: Inclusion, Sustainability, Resilience, Innovation.
Varies by grant
City of Vancouver
View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.
Varies by grant
Vancouver Foundation
Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.
Varies by grant
Charity Village
Charity Village provides links to online databases and directories of funding agencies and foundations of interest to Canadian individuals and organizations, plus online tools and resources of value to those involved in prospect research and other areas of fundraising.
Varies by grant