Internal grants

The university provides a number of internal research grant opportunities for funding including those to support the publication of scholarly books and creative works, small research projects and scholarly conference travel. You may also apply for a research grant in lieu of salary or use professional development allowance funds to support your research program.  Please see each opportunity below to determine eligiblity.

Mobilizing Knowledge Fund

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Pathways to Impact: Mobilizing Knowledge Fund

The Research Partnerships unit and UVic Libraries are pleased to announce a one-time opportunity to request funding for innovative mobilization of research knowledge and outputs, with the aim of increasing their impact.

The purpose of the Fund is to assist researchers in mobilizing knowledge and creativity in support of UVic's commitment to meeting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Value: up to $3,500. Total funding envelope is $20,000
  • Application deadline: 23:59 on Nov. 15, 2021
  • Notification of decision: Dec. 15, 2021

All full-time UVic faculty members are eligible. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply. Open to individual faculty members and research teams. Only one application per applicant/team will be considered.

Please see further eligibility requirements in the guidelines.

Download the application form (1 MB, PDF)

Contact:

Book/creative work subvention fund

The purpose of this fund is to assist UVic faculty members with the publishing of scholarly books and creative work. Costs associated with journal or conference publications are not covered.

Applications are accepted three times per year by May 1, September 1 and January 1.

Contact: , Research Programs Liaison

Internal research/creative project grant (IRCPG)

These small grants are normally considered to be "seed" grants to help you prepare for larger external grants. Funds for the annual grant competition come from the Office of Research Services and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Deadline: March 8, 2021

Contact: , Research Programs Liaison

Research grant in lieu of salary (RGLS)

Under Revenue Canada Guidelines, certain expenses pertaining to research that are paid for out of a faculty member's salary have tax-free status.

The RGLS program allows faculty members to divert a portion of their salary to cover research-related expenses. This is particularly helpful during sabbatical years, but the RGLS program can be used any time.

RGLS deadlines based on start dates
For RGLS starting on or after Application deadline
July 1 May 1
September 1 July 1
January 1 November 1
May 1 March 1

RH8025 Policy (and associated procedures)

Application Form

Income tax act: Scholarships, research grants and other education assistance

Contact: , Research Programs Liaison

Scholarly conference/artistic performance travel grant

The Office of Research Services administers a travel grant program to assist faculty members to present their work at conferences and other scholarly forums.

These funds are often insufficient to cover all expenses. Be sure to always include requests for dissemination expenses in your external grants.

Deadline: At least 2 weeks prior to event

Contact: , Research Finances Assistant

Aspiration post-doctoral fellowships

The Aspiration Post-doctoral Fellowship program provides competitive match-funding for faculty to recruit outstanding new post-doctoral fellows to conduct the highest quality research at UVic.

Notice of Intent Due: Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Full details and how to apply