There are a number of internal and external funding programs for VIU undergraduate and graduate students who want to engage in research.

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Research Funding & Scholarships

VIU REACH Award Provides funding for student engagement in research from study design to knowledge mobilization.  Undergraduate Graduate Internal October 31, 2018 $2,000 Go to REACH Awards                             
Milner Gardens & Woodland Undergraduate Research Awards Intended to foster student research at Milner Gardens & Woodland. The project may be primarily student driven or one that is associated with a faculty member’s research program.

Undergraduate 

*Possible graduate funding. Contact Geoff Ball if interested.

External October 31, 2018 @ 4:00pm $1,000 Go to Milner Gardens & Woodland Award
Hannah Summer Studentship Offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study and
learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history.
Undergraduate External To be announced $5,500 Go to Hannah Summer Studentship
Experience Awards Meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. If you would like to gain research work experience in a non-university setting that complements your studies, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host organization.  Undergraduate External Minimum of four weeks before start date of work term $4,500 plus organization contribution Go to Experience Awards
Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) USRAs are meant to nurture your interest and fully develop your potential for a research career in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies in these fields. If you would like to gain research experience in an academic setting, these awards can provide you with financial support through your host university. Undergraduate External To be announced $4,500 plus organization contribution Go to USRAs
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Program Scholarships for graduate students undertaking research either in health, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences or humanities. Graduate - Masters External December 1, 2018 $17,500 for 12 months Go to CGS-M Program
Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program The (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. Graduate External Agency: June 10, 2019 and October 10, 2018                   VIU: TBD Up to $6,000 for a period of research study abroad Go to the CGS-MSFSS Program
Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Program The FSS-Taiwan Program provides graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. Graduate External February 1, 2019 ~$3,900 Go to the FSS- Taiwan Program 
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Money for doctoral students. Recipients are based on academic excellence, research potential and leadership. Graduate - PhD External Consult nominating institution for submission deadline $50,000/year for up to 3 years Go to Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Scholarships for doctoral students with exceptional academic performance in the social sciences or humanities. Graduate - PhD External Direct: November 6, 2018  Institution: January 9, 2019 $20,000/year for up to 4 years Go to JAB Canada Graduate Scholarships
Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program and NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program Provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in a Canadian university. Graduate - PhD External Direct: October 15, 2018  Institution: set by university
CGS D: $35,000 a year (for two or three years)                  PGS D: $21,000 a year (for two or three years)
Go to CGS & PGS Scholarships
International Development Research Centre Research Awards Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Graduate External September 5, 2018 Full Salary - varies Go to IDRC Research Award
Island Health Student Research Grant Competition These awards will provide funding to students who are working with Island Health collaborators on a research project. Undergraduate Graduate External July 30, 2018 $2,500 Go to IHSRGC
Mitacs Accelerate Program Provides stipend funding for students to work with business to help them solve their research challenges with academic expertise. Undergraduate Graduate External Ongoing start at $15,000 for a 4-6 month placement Go to Mitacs Accelerate Program
Mitacs Globalink Research Award The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding for students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.

Undergraduate

Graduate

External Ongoing $6,000 Go to Mitacs Globalink Research Award

Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Libbie H. Hyman, one of America's foremost invertebrate zoologists, provides assistance to students to take courses or to pursue research on invertebrates at a marine, freshwater, or terrestrial field station. The Hyman Grant is intended to help support a first meaningful field-station experience for a first- or second-year graduate student, or an advanced undergraduate.

Undergraduate

Graduate

External

To be announced

Historically in February for summer field season

Varies Go to Libbie H. Hyman Memorial Scholarship

Conference Funding

STAR Fund Provides undergraduate students with funds to offset the costs of attending or presenting at a conference. Undergraduate  Internal October 31, 2018 Varies Go to STAR Fund
Jessica Wilde Fund Provides undergraduate and graduate students with funds to offset the costs of presenting at a conference.   Undergraduate Graduate Internal October 31, 2018 Varies Go to Jessica Wilde Fund
Stephanie Buckingham Fund Provides nursing students with funds to offset the costs of attending or presenting at a conference.  Nursing students Internal October 31, 2018 Varies Go to Stephanie Buckingham Fund
Planning Institute of British Columbia Annual Student Conference Funding The PIBC Annual Student Conference Funding provides financial support or subsidies to support Student members’ attendance at the PIBC Annual Conference each year. MCP students External To be announced $200 Go to PIBC Student Conference Funding
Planning Institute of British Columbia Annual Student Fellowship Award The PIBC Annual Student Fellowship Award provides funding to support Student members’ attendance at and participation in the PIBC’s Annual Conference, in order that they may present their academic work to professional colleagues and conference attendees as part of the program of the Annual Conference. MCP students External To be announced $800 Go to PIBC Student Fellowship Awards
CPA Student Travel Bursary To encourage Canadian students to attend the annual conference of the CPA and present their research Psychology students External To be announced Varies Go to CPA student travel bursary

Adopt-a-student

Covers the registration cost to the annual BC Tourism Industry Conference Tourism students

External

January/February

Cost of conference registration

Go to Adopt-a-student

Email: info@tiabc.ca

Research Awards

Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Award This award recognizes outstanding student research. Undergraduate Internal March 31, 2019 $500 Go to Michael L. Warsh Award
Canadian Psychological Association Student Awards Numerous in various sections Undergraduate Graduate External Varies Varies Go to CPA Student Awards

Other Awards

Aboriginal Ambassadors in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Award The AANSE award aims to engage Aboriginal students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering by visiting Canada’s Aboriginal communities and schools and sharing their research and education experiences or participating in science promotion events and activities. Undergraduate Graduate External Minimum of two months before start of activity Up to $5,000 Go to AANSE award
NSERC Student Ambassadors The purpose of the NSERC Student Ambassadors grant is to encourage post-secondary students to share their science and engineering experience with youth from groups that are under-represented in STEM. Undergraduate Graduate External Minimum of two months before start of activity $1,000 Go to Student Ambassador Grant
STEAM Horizon Awards The award will be given to individuals who clearly demonstrate inspiring achievement in these fields by applying their passion to have an impact on their community. Winners can approach their passion for technology and science from any angle, whether from an art and design perspective, research project, public outreach, or development of a new idea or product. Undergraduate External To be announced $25,000 for one year Go to STEAM Hozizon Awards

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