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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

This page outlines the various scholarships and awards that are available to undergraduate students who are wishing to pursue research or present their research findings.

Other information about Financial Aid and Awards.

Open to All Students

Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Award

Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Award recognizes outstanding research in any of the following: independent research supervised by a faculty member; an independent project undertaken for credit, e.g. under the 491 code; research undertaken as a Work-Opportunities student; financially supported or pro bono research as part of a faculty member’s project, or any other similar project. The Award is targeted to a student who intends to pursue post-graduate studies, and who will be entering her/his last two semesters of their programme. For full instructions on how to apply for funding please visit The Michael L. Warsh Law Corporation Award web page.

Student Travel and Conference Fund and the Jessica Wilde Conference Participation Fund

This award is available to students who are seeking financial support to participate in conferences, workshops and colloquia related to their studies at VIU. For full instructions on how to apply for funding please visit VIU's Student Travel and Conference Fund and the Jessica Wilde Conference Participation Fund web page.

Health Research

CIHR Health Professional Undergraduate Student Research Awards (HPSRA)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports Bachelor of Science in Nursing students to undertake paid clinical research. For full instructions on how to apply for this award please visit VIU's Health Professional Student Research Awards funding opportunity web page.

Hannah Studentship Award

Hannah Studentship Award gives students the opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. The studentship is being administered in partnership with the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) which is responsible for adjudicating the applications. For applications please visit Associated Media Services Hannah Studentship award link.

Science Research

NSERC Industrial Student Research Award

These awards are meant to stimulate your interest in research in the natural sciences and engineering. They are also meant to encourage you to undertake graduate studies and to pursue a research career in these fields. For full instructions on how to apply for this award please visit NSERC's Industrial Student Research Award web page.

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA)

USRA awards are granted to students to enable them to work on a research project with an NSERC research-funded faculty member. For full instructions on how to apply for this award please visit VIU's NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) web page.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society annually presents awards to deserving individuals in business, government, academia or community organizations whose innovative contributions to environmental change are benefiting Canada and Canadians. The awards the Society bestows are the Massey Medal, the Gold Medal, the Camsell Medal and the Canadian Award for Environmental Innovation.

SSHRC Research for a Better Life: Storytellers Award

SSHRC is challenging postsecondary students to show Canadians how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future prosperity. We’re looking for storytellers and data journalists, social media masters and aspiring filmmakers.Send SSHRC your pitch communicating a great SSHRC-funded research project happening at your institution. The featured research project or initiative must be funded by SSHRC (e.g. students may be working with a SSHRC funded researcher at VIU). For information on how to apply see the SSHRC Research for a Better Life: Storytellers Award web site.

Other Information about Financial Aid & Awards

See VIU's Financial Aid & Awards web site for other types of funding.

Tax bulletin regarding Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries, Prizes, Research Grants and Financial Assistance.