Undergraduate Student Research Funding Opportunities
This page outlines the various scholarships, awards and funding available to undergraduate students who wish to pursue research or present their research findings.
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.
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.
The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides funding to support senior undergraduate and graduate student research projects abroad. A $5,000 research award to the Canadian supervisor to support student travel and accommodation expenses, research-related expenses, and student stipend. Open to all disciplines. For joint projects with academic collaborators over 12-24 weeks abroad. Partner countries: Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico. For full instructions on how to apply for funding please visit the Mitacs Globalink Research Award web site .
VIU's Building Resilience in Coastal Communities (BRiCC) program will be offering 24 internship and scholarship positions for VIU students from 2016 to 2018. The internships will be conducted in the workplaces of our partners in Belize. For more information please visit the VIU Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship web page.
The Milner Gardens & Woodland Undergraduate Research Awards are intended to foster student research at Milner Gardens & Woodland. The project may be primarily student driven or one that is associated with a faculty member’s research program. For instructions on how to apply for this award please visit VIU's Milner Gardens & Woodland Undergraduate Research Award funding opportunity web page.
A Hannah Summer Studentship Award gives students the opportunity to study and learn the techniques of historical research and to encourage future serious study of medical history. For information, please visit Canadian Society for History of Medicine Hannah Summer Studentship Award link.
NSERC's Experience Awards offer companies access to talented natural sciences and engineering undergraduate students for a work term. This cost-shared program allows students to address company-specific R&D challenges while gaining valuable industrial experience. Experience Awards also let companies identify potential future full-time employees. For full instructions on how to apply for this award please visit NSERC's Experience Award web page.
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.
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.
See VIU's Financial Aid & Awards web
site for other types of funding.
Updated: September 24, 2016