Projects should aim to engage all UBC students.
Capital expenses such as the purchase of equipment, materials, or software as an asset that could be used for multiple programs and years such as purchase of banners, photocopier, or goal nets are acceptable.
All funds must be used in an ethical manner. Initiatives need to demonstrate accountability and an overall investment into building and maintaining intercultural and international relationships and partnerships. All projects that include international travel must comply with the UBC Student Safety Abroad Policy.
Funds must be used for the purpose for which they were requested. The Global Fund Review Committee reserves the right to request the return of the grant or refuse future funding for groups that do not appropriately use funding.
An organization or individual may not receive more than $2000 in a fiscal year (April – March).
The Global Fund does not fund projects or activities that are in any way a part of or extension of a) the academic curriculum at UBC such as field trips, Go Global Seminars, exchange programs, or research integral to an academic program; b) or a UBC departmental initiative such as Peer Programs.
The Global Fund does not fund the following
- Personal gain
Examples included but are not limited to laptops, banners, branded and/or promotional material
- Operational expenses
Operational expenses include day to day or typical activities, purchases of snacks for weekly meetings, or advertising costs for general club posters
- Projects or activities that are a part of an academic curriculum
This includes field trips, Go Global seminars, exchange programs, or research integral to an academic program
- UBC departmental initiatives
Initiatives include programs such as Peer programs (e.g., Orientation leaders)
Collaborations and funding
Collaborations should involve organization(s) hosting or participating in the event/project, preferably a student-group collaboration. Sponsors do not count as a collaboration. A collaborator cannot receive monetary rewards. For example, a paid speaker for a community organization does not count as a collaboration.
Successful awards recipients' responsibilities
- The successful applicant must acknowledge the support received from the “UBC Global Fund” in any publications or materials related to the project.
- Award recipients must use the Global Lounge logo on the promotional material of the funded project. Examples include Global Lounge logo on event posters, event cover photos on social media, and/or printed material.
The successful applicant agrees that UBC shall not be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages that arise out of or in any way related to the funded initiative.
Award recipients are required to provide a Global Fund Final Report (pdf), with permission for the University to use the report and photos for Global Fund promotional purposes. The report must be completed within two weeks of project completion and handed in person to the Global Fund Coordinator.
Award recipients are expected to share about their experiences to promote the Global Fund through written submission and potential interviews.