Awards and Funding

Awards and Funding

The awards and funding on this page are related to or directly support engagement between the university and wider communities. Check out the following types of community engagement funding:

  • For Students
  • For Faculty
  • For Alumni
  • Community Funding Sources

    For Students

    Students can check out a comprehensive listing of awards, scholarships and bursaries at www.students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards.

    Name
    UBC Unit
    Description
    Deadlines
    Centre for Community Engaged Learning
    Funding for larger community projects.
    Staggered
    UBC Community Engagement Office
    The CUES fund is designed to foster and support community-university engagements with diverse communities by offsetting costs for community partners who are collaborating with or seeking to collaborate with UBC partners on research, teaching or learning projects.
    Staggered
    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
    UBC Community Engagement
    Funding for community partners, designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC.
    Every other month.
    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
    List of the scholarships and awards to UBC students participating in Go Global international learning programs.
    Varies per scholarship and award.
    Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
    Likely in March
    Offered to international undergraduate students with demonstrated community leadership and intercultural engagement.
    September
    The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
    Likely in September
    Develop your career through new research connections, experience, and professional skills training. Funding is available for all disciplines.
    Dependent on program
    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
    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


    For Faculty

    The list below is of UBC awards related to engagement and knowledge mobilization. A complete list of both internal and external awards is available at http://research.ubc.ca/support-resources/awards-applications-nominations. Here is a direct link to the page on SSHRC Partnership Grants .

    Name
    UBC Unit
    Description
    Deadlines
    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and Centre for Community Engaged Learning
    Funding to instructors teaching courses that include remote community based experiential learning (CBEL) opportunities for their students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located outside of the Lower Mainland.
    Rolling until fund is depleted
    UBC Community Engagement Office
    The CUES fund is designed to foster and support community-university engagements with diverse communities by offsetting costs for community partners who are collaborating with or seeking to collaborate with UBC partners on research, teaching or learning projects.
    Staggered
    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.
    February
    UBC Community Engagement
    Funding for community partners, designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC.
    Every other month
    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 are available to community and UBC partners, including but not limited to:

    Name
    Organization/Funder
    Description
    Deadlines
    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
    City of Vancouver
    View information on grants and funding for arts and culture, strong communities, and sustainability.
    Varies by grant
    McConnell Foundation
    The Foundation currently emphasizes grantmaking in four strategic areas: Inclusion, Sustainability, Resilience, Innovation.
    Varies by grant
    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
    Vancouver Foundation
    Vancouver Foundation grants support thousands of projects every year to help build healthy, vibrant, and livable communities across BC.
    Varies by grant