The Chapman and Innovation Grants (C&I) offer UBC students the opportunity to create and carry out a meaningful project in partnership with a local not-for-profit community organization. The C&I grants are designed to help students work with a community organization to test a new idea and take initiative in tackling an issue affecting underrepresented populations in their local communities.
The C&I grants strive to be a dynamic learning opportunity, challenging students to learn starting from the application process to when the project is completed, without the fear of failing. In fact, the Innovation and Chapman grants are specifically designed for students and community organizations to think imaginatively, constructively and to push boundaries - without concern for everything going right - the best learning often comes from simply trying. Applicants can request funds between $1,500 – $10,000 for their proposed project which must be completed within six (6) months of the grant being awarded.
Successful proposals promote the self- empowerment of communities and foster strong, long term partnerships between UBC and the community. Recipients are required to participate in a mid-project check-in with Centre for Community and Engaged Learning (CCEL) staff and to submit a brief final report.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all project proposals must follow UBC and BC Government public safety protocols. For more information, visit UBC's Covid-19 Health Guidance page.