Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies

Awards and funding

There are many opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research funding. Contact regs@ufv.ca to set up an appointment if you require assistance with your applications.

Funding opportunities

 

Description: The Undergraduate Student Research Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) supports 16 weeks of research in an academic setting.

Award amount: $4,500

Criteria: Undergraduate students studying the natural sciences who will work with faculty who currently hold a NSERC research grant.

Deadline: ongoing

Additional opportunities from NERSC include the aboriginal ambassadors award, experience awards, and more. Visit the Undergraduate Programs page for more information.


Award amount: Up to $1,500
Recipient: Undergraduate and graduate students
Application process: Students must apply to the Research office. Review the student-led research guidelines and fill out the student-led research form.
Criteria: This award is for students who are or will be conducting social policy-related research of interest to the BC government and must be supervised by a faculty member.
Deadline: Ongoing, as funds are available.


Purpose: Assist students with funding to attend a scientific or professional conference in order to present a research-based paper they have produced or co-authored.

Eligibility: full-time UFV students involved in research (or degree students in their final semester) attending a recognized professional or scientific conference in Canada or outside the country. When circumstances warrant, the Director of Research Services may grant financial assistance to a student to attend a conference or event withi is taking place after graduation, provided that the application was approved while the student was still registered at UFV.

Award Amounts:

  • up to $ 500 for local events (BC and AB)
  • up to $1,000 for other Canadian locations
  • The total maximum per student is $1,500 while a student at UFV

Deadline: ongoing, applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.

Criteria for financial assistance:

  1. The student has been invited to make a presentation at a scientific or professional conference (or is presenting a paper together with a UFV faculty member)
  2. The student application for assistance is endorsed by their instructor/faculty supervisor
  3. The student application is endorsed by the department
  4. The student will be present on research to which they have made a substantial contribution

Completed applications will be rated with respect to:

  1. The merit of the research‐based paper to be presented (including whether it is being published)
  2. Whether the student is receiving other partial funding for their participation
  3. Whether there are alternate sources of funding which the student should first explore (e.g. Education Enhancement Fund; department/school support; faculty grant funds, etc.)
  4. The importance of the event at which the presentation is occurring
  5. The location of the event and the type of presentation
  6. Decisions seek to maintain an equitable distribution of assistance among departments and divisions

Required documentation:

  1. Application form
  2. Details of the event/conference (website that provides program, sponsoring organization info, etc.)
  3. Copy of the invitation to present or approval of proposal
  4. Anticipated eligible expenditures (e.g. travel, food, registration, membership, etc.)
  5. Statement of instructor/faculty supervisor support and details of any grant funds available
  6. Statement of department/school approval and details of any contribution towards expenses
  7. Copy of the presentation, research paper, poster, or draft, including any significant findings or other outcomes.
  8. Post-activity report — a brief 200-word report describing the highlights of the activity and how participating in the activity added to your education experience at UFV.


Purpose: Assist students with funding to attend a scientific or professional conference abroad in order to present a research-based paper they have produced or co-authored.

Eligibility: Full-time UFV students involved in research (or degree students in their final semester) attending a recognized professional or scientific conference in Canada or outside the country. When circumstances warrant, the Director of Research Services may grant financial assistance to a student to attend a conference or event that is taking place after graduation, provided that the application was approved while the student was still registered at UFV.

Travel requirements: UFV International's Study Abroad department can assist you with applications. For all international travel, students must register for a profile on MyTrips and get an International SOS account

Award Amounts:

  • up to $1,000 for US locations
  • up to $1,500 for international events (other than US)
  • The total maximum per student is $1,500 while a student at UFV

Deadline: ongoing, applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.

Criteria for financial assistance:

  1. The student has been invited to make a presentation at a scientific or professional conference (or is presenting a paper together with a UFV faculty member)
  2. The student application for assistance is endorsed by their instructor/faculty supervisor
  3. The student application is endorsed by the department
  4. The student will be presenting on research to which they have made a substantial contribution

Completed applications will be rated with respect to:

  1. The merit of the research‐based paper to be presented (including whether it is being published)
  2. Whether the student is receiving other partial funding for their participation
  3. Whether there are alternate sources of funding which the student should first explore (e.g., Education Enhancement Fund; department/school support; faculty grant funds, etc.)
  4. The importance of the event at which the presentation is occurring
  5. The location of the event and the type of presentation
  6. Decisions seek to maintain an equitable distribution of assistance among departments and divisions

Required documentation:

  1. Application form
  2. Details of the event/conference (website that provides program, sponsoring organization info, etc.)
  3. Copy of the invitation to present or approval of proposal
  4. Anticipated eligible expenditures (e.g. travel, food, registration, membership, etc.)
  5. Statement of instructor/faculty supervisor support and details of any grant funds available
  6. Statement of department/school approval and details of any contribution towards expenses
  7. Copy of the presentation, research paper, poster, or draft, including any significant findings or other outcomes
  8. Post-activity report — a brief 200-word report describing the highlights of the activity and how participating in the activity added to your education experience at UFV.


Description: The Student Educational Enhancement Fund (SEEF) was established to support student learning and development outside of the classroom, directly related to a student’s program of study and educational goals. The SEEF fund can be used in conjunction with the Student Presentation Grant. The SEEF is available through UFV Student Services.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a current student and enrolled in courses at UFV for the upcoming semester, or be a graduating student whose proposed activity occurs in the same semester as their graduation.

Visit the Student Services website for more information.


The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) supports post-secondary research in the social sciences and humanities.

Visit the SSHRC website for award descriptions, deadlines, and application guidelines.


The Research office can help you with applications for graduate funding submitted to:

  • the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

Awards include:

  • SSHRC — Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada graduate scholarships
  • NSERC — Alexander Graham Bell Canada graduate scholarships
  • CIHR — Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada graduate scholarships

To be eligible for a graduate studies scholarship, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada
  • be enrolled in, have applied for, or will apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s level at a Canadian institution with a CGS M allocation
  • have achieved a first-class average, 3.67 A- at UFV, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
  • submit a maximum of one CGS M application per year (the research portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five institutions)

Contact us at regs@ufv.ca for more information about graduate scholarships



Additional funding may be available through the Education Enhancement Fund through the Student Services department. Please see their website for details.

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