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Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Faculty/Student Research and Scholarly Activity Fund


Type Internal funding opportunity
Purpose Support active student involvement in faculty research and scholarly activity
Amount Up to $4000 (Stream A) or up to $8000 (Stream B)
Duration Funds must be spent within the UFV fiscal year in which they are awarded
Eligibility All Type B Faculty, Academic Support Faculty, and Directors
  • April 30

The Faculty/Student Research and Scholarly Activity Fund (FSRSAF) is designed to support active student involvement in faculty research and scholarly activity. This fund can be accessed via two streams:

  • Stream A: Up to $4000 for one year

  • Stream B: Up to $8000 for a larger-scale, two year project

    • The impact of Stream B projects must justify the additional funds and timeline. Funds cannot be carried over a fiscal year. Funds will be allocated within fiscal years and must be spent accordingly (e.g., $4000/year).

Addtional details:

  • These funds are provided for in the UFV Collective Agreement. Available funds are limited and awarded through a competitive process.

  • Eligible expenses include graduate and undergraduate student salaries, and direct costs of research (supplies, travel, etc) per Tri-Council eligibility and associated UFV policy.

  • Funds cannot be used to enhance employee wages.

  • All funds must be spent in the fiscal year (April 1 to March 31) in which they are awarded. All goods and services must be received by March 31.

  • Applicants may hold one Faculty/Student Research and Scholarly Activity award per year (or every two years if funding larger projects).


All UFV Type B Faculty, Academic Support Faculty, and Directors are eligible to apply to this fund.


  • April 30, 2022

How to Apply

  1. Create an account / log in to ROMEO, UFV's online research portal

  2. Click "Apply New"

  3. Select the "Faculty/Student Research and Scholarly Activity Fund" application

  4. Complete all tabs

  5. Submit on or before the deadline

  • All documents should be saved together as a single PDF and uploaded to ROMEO.

  • Upload a Project Description (total 3 pages), Student Engagement (1 page), Budget and Justification (2 pages), and References (1 page).

  • The Project Description should include:

    • Context and purpose

    • Project objectives – please provide specific objectives for this project. They should include scholarly objectives, but can also include community-based, student based, or other objects.

    • Methodology

    • Outputs – What tangible outputs will be produced through this work?)

Need help? See: ROMEO tutorial on How to Apply for Funding


Applications will be adjudicated based upon the quality of the proposed research or scholarly activity, quality of student engagement, and the amount of funding available. The Associate Vice-President Research will appoint a committee to review and adjudicate applications.

  • Quality of Proposed Research or Scholarly Activity Project (40%): Project Objectives are clear and well justified, and importance and originality are clearly articulated. The methodology supports the objectives, and has a strong probability of success through careful, well thought-out design.

  • Quality of Student Engagement (40%): Student engagement is meaningful and takes place throughout the project timeline. The project represents a high-quality research or scholarly activity mentoring experience for one or more students.

  • Appropriateness of Budget (20%): Budget is well conceived and feasibility of project is reflected in the budget. Only eligible expenses have been budgeted, and costs are reasonable.


Jerri-Lynne Cameron, MA

Director, Research Services & Industry Engagement

Research, Engagement, and Graduate Studies

Abbotsford campus, G290K

Phone: 604-557-4044

email Jerri-Lynne

“Honestly, I could do research for the rest of my life! I don’t know what it is about (research). There’s so much out there others have looked into but there’s always a gap and that’s the fun part about research.”

  • – Sien Barnett
  •    BA, English

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