Funding a project


Do you have a great idea, project, or initiative that you want to launch? Transform your idea into reality with these opportunities for student funding. Take a look at the eligibility and application requirements to find the right fit for you.

Available funding

  • UBC Community Learning Initiative Grants
    The Centre for Community Engaged Learning funds student-led projects that partner with BC-based community organizations so that you can address community priorities through projects that you design and execute. Build on your experience working with community and get creative with what you can do to address community needs. Advisors and staff are on hand to help refine and guide you in developing your proposal. These grants are available to both domestic and international undergraduate and Master’s students.
  • UBC Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund 
    Apply for funds in support of anti-racism initiatives, including those that celebrate, elevate, and build greater awareness and understanding of diverse cultures that make up our UBC community. Funds may be used to host speakers, showcase cultural performances, and/or celebrate cultural months (e.g., Black History Month, Lunar New Year).
  • Undergraduate Awards
    Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme that identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. As well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal, UA provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.
  • Professional Activities Fund for Engineering
    The Professional Activities Fund aims to support co-curricular activities and external projects that are also complementary to the engineering curriculum. It is not intended to replace University-level, Faculty-level, or Departmental-level funding that directly supports curricular activities. PAF is meant to support short-term, student-initiated projects, subsidize student travel, and support sustainable activities that benefit the student body.
  • Walter H. Gage Memorial Fund
    The Walter Gage Memorial Fund provides financial support for non-curricular student projects and activities that enhance the University’s reputation and have broad interest to students at UBC. The fund is named after Walter H. Gage, who served UBC for more than 50 years, five as President. His commitment to students and teaching distinguish his contributions to the university, and he was particularly interested in developing student financial support programs.
  • AMS Sustainability Projects Fund
    The AMS Sustainability Projects Fund aims to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious culture by funding student-led projects that reduce the ecological footprint of UBC students and their campus. Any student at UBC may submit a project application.
  • Innovative Projects Fund
    The IPF was designed to provide a start-up funding pool for a broad range of visible and innovative projects of direct benefit to students. Traditionally, each successful application receives funding up to $5,000. In the past, innovative projects have been new ideas such as student media initiatives, new clubs, new conferences, and student services. All UBC students, staff and faculty who have a vision for a new project that does not duplicate existing resources are encouraged to apply.
  • UBC Global Fund
    The UBC Global Fund provides small grants (typically up to $2,000) to currently enrolled UBC Vancouver students to fund student-led initiatives, projects or events that focus on international engagement, intercultural understanding, sustainability and collaboration and have a connection with the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge & Resource Centre (Global Lounge).
  • Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund
    Help implement the Indigenous Strategic Plan and advance Indigenous peoples’ human rights at UBC. Student-led projects are eligible for up to $50k per project.
  • Inclusive Initiatives Fund
    The fund supports student projects that positively impact students from equity-deserving groups.

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