Please use this form to apply for internal funding from the Regional Initiative Funds (RIF). Please ensure that you incorporate all of the components for your award and that you upload your signed Institutional Signature Sheet as part of your submission. You will receive a confirmation message after you submit this proposal which we encourage you to retain for your records.

Please provide the full name(s) of all VIU faculty that will be involved in this project and their home department. Please put each entry on one line.
Please provide the email address for the primary contact person for this application.
Please identify the number of undergraduate students that will be involved in this project and in what capacity. For example, 4 paid, 2 volunteer. We strongly encourage applicants for all funds to incorporate students in a meaningful and where possible, paid capacity.
Please identify how many graduate students from VIU will be involved in this project and in what capacity? For example, 1, paid, 2 volunteer. We strongly encourage applicants to incorporate students in a meaningful and where possible, paid capacity.
Please list all community partners that will be involved in this project.
Please provide an abstract (no longer than 300 words) of your project. This will be used on the SRCA website to communicate the project to external audiences and may be used in additional publications by VIU.
Please upload your proposal according to the guidelines indicated on the specific award that you are applying for. Ensure that your proposal covers each of the required components using clear language as they are adjudicated by an interdisciplinary panel. Keep to the maximum page allocations for the proposal.
Files must be less than 15 MB.
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Please upload your project budget and rationale. Note the eligible and ineligible expenses for the award you are applying for.
Files must be less than 15 MB.
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If your award requires or would benefit from letters of support from partners, please upload those together as one PDF here.
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All applications for internal funding require proponents to obtain signatures from their Dean and to upload this form with their application.
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