Funding opportunities

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Sometimes to get involved in something you are passionate about requires some financial assistance. Below are some places you can start to research grants, subsidies, and funds that may apply to your interests or initiatives. Whether you are interested in following your dreams, bringing an initiative to campus, engaging in research or attending an academic, or professional conference there are financial resources available to help you.

On-campus funding opportunities

Sharron Simpson Family Community Impact Award

Apartment stacked floor-to-ceiling with old mystery novels? Can’t put those knitting needles down? Recruited everyone you know to join you at polka night?
Tell us what puts a smile on your face, gets your heart racing, or seems to work its way into every conversation you have—you could be eligible for $1,000 to 2,500 in funding to pursue your passion and pay it forward in your community.

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Tuum Est Student Initiative Fund

The Tuum Est fund provides financial support for student initiatives, conferences, and competitions. Bring your initiatives to life.

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Undergraduate Student Travel Grant | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Supports full-time undergraduate Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students to travel to conferences to present scholarly work undertaken at UBC Okanagan.

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Undergraduate Student Travel Grant | Faculty of Science

Supports full-time undergraduate Faculty of Science students to travel to conferences to present scholarly work undertaken at UBC Okanagan.

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Graduate Student Travel Grant | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Supports full-time graduate Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students to travel to conferences to present scholarly work undertaken at UBC Okanagan.

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Graduate Student Travel Grant | Faculty of Science

Supports full-time graduate Faculty of Science students to travel to conferences to present scholarly work undertaken at UBC Okanagan.

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Management Students Association

Supports management students to attend their first conference.

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Audain Travel Award

Supports either a BFA or MFA student in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies to travel for art-related activities.

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Graduate student internal research support travel grant

Supports education graduate students’ travel to conferences through an internal grant.

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Richard Garvin Graduate Student Conference Travel Award

Supports graduate students studying Community, Culture, and Global Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to travel to and present research at a conference.

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Engineering Society, Student Initiative Fund

Supports undergraduate engineering students to attend conferences, networking events, workshops, competitions, or to start a personal project.

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Professional Activities Fund

Supports the professional development of undergraduate engineering students through co-curricular projects and activities including competitions, conferences and field trips.

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Anti-racism initiatives fund

Supporting initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts at UBC.

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Equity enhancement fund

Supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC.

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Move UBC grants

Supports student groups, departments, or units who would like to host an event during Move UBC month.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month student fund

Supports initiatives that take place during and that supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Legacy fund

Supports projects and conferences that benefit the University community and/or local community, philanthropic activities and projects, and other projects.

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Off-campus funding opportunities

Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth Grants

These grants are available to young people up to age 25 who are partnering with an organization to create positive change in their local community.

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United Way Youth Initiative Grants

All registered charities doing work in our focus areas are eligible for United Way funding.

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