Funding to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and research—and work and life on campus.
Explore the range of funding opportunities available to UBC students, faculty and staff:
|Who can apply?
|Equity Enhancement Fund | Equity and Inclusion Office
|Supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.
|Any academic or administrative units, EDI committees and/or representatives, unions, associations, individual faculty and/or staff
|Workplace Accommodation | Equity and Inclusion Office
|Supports the accommodations process for UBC faculty and staff that have a medical condition or disability.
|Academic or administrative units
|Anti-Racism Initiatives Fund | Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence at UBC
|Supports initiatives that seek to celebrate and elevate diverse communities and advance anti-racism efforts in UBC’s campuses.
|Current UBC students, faculty, and staff who are in good standing.
|Inclusive Initiatives Fund | Equity and Inclusion Office
|Provides low-barrier access to funds for students working to build a more inclusive UBC.
|Updating eligibility criteria for August 2022.
|Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund | UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan
|Special fund for graduate research that advances any of the UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan’s (ISP) 43 actions.
|UBCV and UBCO students, faculty, staff and post-doctoral fellows are all eligible.
|Partnership Recognition and Exploration Fund | UBC Community Engagement
|Designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the work of community groups that partner with UBC.
|Each application must include two applicants who are the main points of contact for the proposal—a co-applicant that represents an eligible community partner and a co-applicant that is a current UBC faculty, staff, or student at either Vancouver or Okanagan campuses.
|Beyond Tomorrow Scholars Program for Black Canadian Scholars | Beyond Tomorrow UBC
|Celebrates Scholars who bring diverse academic, community involvement and leadership experience.
|This is an entrance award reserved for student applicants who self-identify as Black (African, African-American, African-Canadian, Afro-Caribbean).
|Awards for students with disabilities
|Includes scholarships for academic achievement, community involvement, or leadership and bursaries are based on financial need.
|Designed to support students at UBC-V who are Canadian citizens with a disability.
|Awards for Indigenous students
|Includes scholarships for academic, community, or athletic achievement and bursaries are based on financial need.
|You are an Indigenous student. You are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee status.
|Who can apply?
|Institute of Gender and Health Funding Initiatives | The Canadian Institute for Health Research
|Addresses under-researched and high-priority areas of women’s health and will ensure new evidence improves women’s and gender-diverse people’s care and health outcomes.
|Learn more about eligibility criteria here
|Race, Gender and Diversity Initiative | The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
|Supports research partnerships that are grounded in the lived experience of underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and that analyze the causes and persistence of systemic racism and discrimination.
|Applications may be submitted by a team of researchers. Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application
|Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative | The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
|Provides financial support to meritorious Indigenous students who have applied to the Canada Graduate Scholars—Master’s program (CGS M)
|Indigenous graduate students
|Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institutional Capacity-Building Grant | The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
|Supports the federal government’s commitment to tackling challenges encountered by underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups in Canadian research institutions.
|To apply you must either be an eligible institution OR be an authorized institutional official acting on behalf of an eligible institution.
|NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors | The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
|The NSERC Indigenous Student Ambassadors (NISA) grant aims to engage Indigenous students and fellows in promoting interest and participation in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) by visiting Indigenous communities and schools in Canada.
|To be eligible, you must be an Indigenous person in Canada and registered as a Canadian postsecondary institution, polytechnic, college or CEGEP in the NSE.
|REDI Early Career Transition Award | The Canadian Institute for Health Research
|The REDI Early Career Transition Award will facilitate the transition of promising researchers who self-identify as Black or racialized women into independent research faculty positions in Canadian academic, health system and research institutions.
|Applicants may be post-doctoral researchers, clinicians, or research associates.
|Robbins-Ollivier Award for Excellence in Equity | Canada Research Chairs
|Funds bold and potentially game-changing projects that will challenge the status quo, spark change and take action to address persistent systemic barriers in the research ecosystem and academia.
|Institution or faculty
|Who can apply?
|Psychology Inclusive Excellence Student Fund
|Provides support to undergraduate or graduate students from historically and systemically marginalized backgrounds who have achieved academic excellence. Funds will support Research Assistant positions, providing recipients with critical learning opportunities to work directly with faculty researchers in a psychology laboratory. Established by Psychology faculty, alumni, and staff, this fund reflects the department’s commitment to EDI.
|Award for Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | The Society for the Teaching of Psychology
|Recognizes instructors who promote and prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their teaching and mentoring.
|Faculty (applicants must be members of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology)
|The Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity (RISE) Center Research Grants
|This program supports research projects that advance the center’s goal of propagating accurate, expansive, and empowering narratives of Indigenous Peoples by Indigenous Peoples and improving the understanding and treatment of Indigenous Peoples throughout society.
|Graduate students, Faculty