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Resources For Faculty

This section is for faculty and staff who are interested in applying for or have received a research grant or contract. Here you will find information about funding opportunities, assistance with applying for research grants, and details on how to manage and administer your research grant or contract at VIU.

Applying for Research Funding:

Managing Research Awards:

Grant Application Life Cycle

Contracts Application Life Cycle

Developing a Research Program

Tips and Guidelines for Writing Grant Applications
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Funding Opportunities

Banked Research Accounts

Research Forms & Templates

Frequently Asked Questions

Policies and Guidelines Governing Research
Managing your Research Funds

Research Personnel - Employment and Awards

Publicizing your Research Grant

Frequently Asked Questions


Policies and Guidelines Governing Research

The Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office can support your research program:

  • Help get you started by brainstorming, verifying eligibility, finding a focus for the application and identifying the research question.
  • Identify external and internal grants and provide application guidelines and criteria.
  • Liaise with the funding agency on your behalf, as needed.
  • Provide resources for grant application writing, such as tips and examples of successful and unsuccessful applications.
  • Help applicants applying for external grants develop a CV.
  • Review grant applications prior to submission and make suggestions, or connect you with an editor, a reviewer or a co-researcher.
  • Submit the application.
  • Provide workspace if available, for researchers and/or student research assistants.
  • Provide space for meetings and other research-related events.
  • Provide workshops, e.g., how to prepare a CV for a specific agency, or research techniques.
  • Send out email announcements regarding opportunities for funding.
  • Provide on-going resources via our Research web site.
  • Help you navigate the internal administrative systems when a grant is awarded. For example, we will set-up a research cost centre and support the preparation of required reports.
  • Provide reminders when interim or final written or financial reports are due to funding agencies.
  • Keep you on the moral high ground and out of jail!


Daniel Burgoyne receiver of CFI Research Grant Dr. Andy Spencer, Scientist with student Sandy Neal (NSERC USRA 2007) Rick Rollins, Capaity Building Grant 2005

Last updated September 9, 2013