Internal Grant Opportunities

If you are a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow seeking operating funds for research projects, or a UBC Nursing faculty researcher needing seed funding for a pilot or feasibility project, you are invited to submit a proposal to the bi-annual internal research competition. 

Competition Deadline:

Monday, April 17, 2017 (Future competition: November 2017)

Requirements:

  • Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows must have:
    • A UBC School of Nursing faculty member as their primary supervisor
    • Committee approval for thesis project related proposals
    • Listed their primary supervisor as a co-investigator and have them sign the application
    • A signed letter of support from their supervisor
  • Adjunct faculty who are considering applying must partner with a tenure track faculty member to support the application process

These competitions are aimed at supporting upcoming projects; expenses incurred prior to the competition deadline are not eligible for reimbursement. 

Application: 

The application instructions and cover sheet are available below. Please save the cover page to your computer before completing. 

Eligibility by research fund :

HELEN SHORE NURSING ENDOWMENT FUND

Description
This fund is primarily intended to enhance research in nursing care related to adults, especially senior adults living with chronic conditions. Budget requests may be up to $3,000.

Eligibility
Preference will be given to master's students in the UBC School of Nursing, followed by doctoral nursing students as well as tenure track nursing faculty during the pre-tenure period. 

KATHERINE McMILLAN DIRECTOR'S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Description
This fund provides support for nursing research in any area. Preference will be given to projects that have not received funding from other sources. Budget requests may be up to $3,000.

Eligibility
Preference will be given to graduate students with a primary supervisor in the UBC School of Nursing.

LOGAN M. FINDLAY FUND

Description
This fund provides support for nursing research related to respiratory disease, especially nursing education projects. Budget requests may be up to $3,000. Larger budgets for faculty-led nursing education projects may also be considered

Eligibility
Students and faculty in the UBC School of Nursing. 

MEN'S DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE NETWORK FUND

Description
This fund provides support for up to four graduate students per year to conduct their dissertation research (or primary care project for MN-NP students) in men's depression and/or suicide. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. John Oliffe to discuss opportunities for secondary data analyses and/or primary data collection within a range of innovative Movember funded projects addressing men's depression and suicide. For information about the funded projects, click here. Budget requests may be up to $5,000. This student funding opportunity was made possible through matching funds from the UBC School of Nursing and Faculty of Applied Science with the Movember Foundation.

Eligibility
Graduate students or post-doctoral fellows with a primary supervisor in the UBC School of Nursing

SHEENA DAVIDSON NURSING RESEARCH FUND

Description
This fund provides support for research in nursing, specifically for the study of issues related to childbearing women and their families. Budget requests may be up to $3,000.

Eligibility
UBC School of Nursing faculty including tenure, tenure-track and continuing appointees; joint and adjunct appointees are eligible if collaborating with School of Nursing faculty or students as co-principal investigators or co-investigators; students in the School of Nursing. Preference will be given to faculty who are new investigators or faculty investigators embarking upon new areas of study. No investigator can concurrently hold more than one SON research grant as principal investigator or co-investigator with the exception of those in a supervisory role with students.  

LYLE CREELMAN ENDOWMENT FUND

Description
This fund provides support for research in public health in all of its forms including screening, early intervention, disease surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention, fostering self-care, and community empowerment. Budget requests may be up to $3,000.

Eligibility
Students in the School of Nursing as well as tenure track nursing faculty during the pre-tenure period.