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Chapman and Innovation Grants

Funding for larger community projects

About the grant

All UBC undergraduate and graduate students (except doctoral) are eligible for the Chapman and Innovation Grants.

Up-to $10,000 is available for each project and 3-5 projects are funded each year.  Students do not need to apply for the full amount if another amount is more appropriate for their project needs. Projects should be completed no later than August 31, 2019. 

The Chapman and Innovation Grants are designed to help students work with a community partner to test a new idea and take initiative in tackling issues affecting under-represented populations in their local communities. We encourage students and community partners to be innovative in their thinking and to test new ideas without the fear of failing. In fact, the Chapman and Innovation Grants are specifically designed to help students and community partners think imaginatively, constructively, and to push boundaries - without concern for everything going right - as we believe the best learning often comes from simply trying.

Note: Diploma-seeking students, and PhD students are not eligible for funding at this time

What the grant can fund

  • Projects that include off-campus activities, workshops, community-meetings, initiatives, community events, forums, educational, health, environmental or cultural-based projects.

  • Projects with a Community-Partner who is a registered charity, society, cooperative, non-profit or public sector, community organization, First Nation, school, municipal, federal or provincial government office.

Check out past grant winners for more ideas! 

Applying for the grant

Important grant dates

Application Opens November 13, 2018
Application Closes January 29, 2019
Winners Announced February 26, 2019

Past grant winners

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