Support for Research

Research and Grants Facilitator

The Research and Grants Facilitator provides support for research and scholarly activities within the Faculty, specifically for grant development for faculty members and graduate students. Whether you are a researcher looking for grant writing support, a faculty member searching for information about research funding opportunities, or a graduate student seeking information on scholarships, the Research and Grants Facilitator is available to provide you with guidance about the resources available to you.

Tanya Battersby, PhD
Research and Grants Facilitator
MacLaurin A363 
Phone: 250-853-3954

Open Access Policy

Did you know the Faculty of Education encourages the free public availability of research, teaching and scholarly work? This can include journal articles, artworks, software, performance, posters, curriculum materials, edited collections, and conference papers.  It’s very easy to do this through UVicSpace, and we can help! Contact or for assistance. Want to learn more? The full policy is available here.

Office of Research Services

For information about UVic research policies and procedures, please visit the Office of Research Services: Conduct your research page.

Faculty of Education internal funding opportunities

Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Graduate Student Travel Fund (up to $500) supports graduate students to make scholarly presentations, give artistic performances, or travel for research purposes to local (outside the CRD), provincial, national and international locations. The fund is administered through the Dean’s Office.

Graduate Student Travel Fund application form (.docx)
Graduate Student Travel Fund guidelines (PDF)


Applicants must be full or part-time Faculty of Education graduate students.

Applicants must be conducting research related to their project, thesis, or dissertation, or making a significant contribution to an event, such as:

  • Presenting a paper, poster, artistic performance, or exhibit
  • Participating on a panel or in a roundtable discussion
  • Participating in a leadership role on a conference executive committee

Application process

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, funds will be disbursed on a first-come first-served basis until funding is spent. Please submit completed and signed applications to (MAC A363).

Deadlines for submission of receipts for reimbursement are as follows:

  • 15 January for travel between 1 September and 31 December
  • 15 May for travel between 1 January and 30 April
  • 15 September for travel between 1 May and 31 August

All applications must be accompanied by:

  • An abstract or brief description of the research/conference activity
  • A copy of the event program where your participation is indicated or a confirmation of acceptance of the proposed contribution to the conference/event

Awards are a maximum of $500. Graduate students may hold more than one Graduate Student Travel Fund award during their degree program, but total funding awarded will not exceed $500. Eligible expenses include conference fees, transportation/mileage, accommodation, and meals.

The applicant’s supervisor and the Chair or Director of the student’s academic unit must sign the application. Their signatures indicate recommendation for Travel Fund support and that the activity meets the scholarly standards and expectations that pertain within that discipline.

Research Engagement Fund

The Research Engagement Fund (up to $1000) supports faculty-led research or dissemination events/activities designed to engage participation within and/or beyond the Faculty of Education. The principal objective is to extend the reach and impact of faculty research and expertise.

Research Engagement Fund application form (.docx)
Research Engagement Fund guidelines (PDF)

Eligibility and application process

Grants of up to $1000 are available to faculty members in the Faculty of Education at UVic. Applicants must demonstrate at least one of the following forms of engagement:
  • cross-unit (e.g., EPLS and IED)
  • cross-Faculty
  • external community engagement
  • Applications may be submitted at any time; however, funds will be dispensed on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply once per academic year: 1 July to 30 June.
  • Events/activities must be completed within one year of the award date.
Examples of successful past applications include:
  • Workshop or seminar around a research theme
  • Invited speaker engaging cross-unit interest
  • Creative community-engaged research dissemination

Successful applicants will be asked to provide a summary report within 3 months following the event. The Faculty Communications Officer may contact award holders to profile the event/activity.

For further information, please contact: