Funding and Scholarships

Strategic Framework Experiential Learning Fund

BC Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPCA)

  • Annually, the BCAPA Directors distribute bursaries to students pursuing a degree in archaeology and Indigenous students in any field. Bursaries are non-repayable limited grants up to $1,500, with a preference given to those who demonstrate financial need.
  • The selection process encourages other criteria such as extracurricular involvement and leadership in the BC student archaeology community. 
  • Applications for bursaries are accepted year round. Requirements are that the person is enrolled as an archaeology/anthropology major or be attending a field school. We ask that recipients of the bursary provide a short write-up we can include in the newsletter, or if they are attending a field school a short write up of their experience, to be included in the newsletter. For archaeology students, the BCAPA traditionally provides a free student membership as well.
  • Applications can be sent to the BCAPA at


  • The ASBC will be awarding two $300 ASBC Gerald Merner Field School Awards this year.
  • The field school you attend must be in B.C. and this must be your first field school. 
  • To apply for the award please send us a brief email to about your experience, financial need, and the field school you will be attending. 
  • We will also require a brief email of support from the field school instructor. Please have both documents emailed to us by May 1st, 2023 to be considered. 
  • If you are successful we also require a short write up about your field school experience for us to publish.  

Barkley Sound Field School Award

Faculty of Social Sciences Field Course Student Support Fund

  • Our field schools are directly subsidized by the Faculty of Social Sciences Field School Support Fund.
  • No application necessary to receive this support.

For information on other scholarships and awards offered at UVic please look at the Student Awards & Financial Aid site.

The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA)

About the award

Awards of $1,500 each are available for undergraduate students to undertake research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member and present their research at the annual JCURA Student Fair. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to submit their academic poster for online publication in the JCURA poster collection and/or an article for consideration in the Arbutus Review.

There are two categories: JCURA and JCURA for Indigenous Students and Faculty.

Number of awards for anthropology undergraduates: 2-3

JCURA is celebrated in March each year.

Eligibility requirements
  • Anthropology major entering 3rd or 4th year the year you apply
  • Full time student (registered in 12 or more units in the winter session of the JCURA)
  • Sessional GPA of at least 7.0
  • Satisfy the general regulations of Student Awards and Financial Aid
  • You must be working on a research project under the direct supervision of an Anthropology faculty member

Additional information can be found on the LTSI web site, or by contacting the Anthropology undergraduate adviser 

  • June 5th - Anthropology students submit their JCURA application to the their project's supervisor (faculty in the Anthropology department). 
  • June 12th - supervisor submits the JCURA application to the Anthropology department ( 
  • August 31st - notification of final decisions will by be sent by LTSI to students, supervisors and academic unit heads
Selection criteria

Our selection criteria will include merit and feasibility of the proposed project, quality of student responses to application questions, letter of support from faculty member with whom the project will be undertaken, academic achievement and the importance of this funding to the successful completion of the project. Award holders must meet all eligibility requirements as set by the university.

Anthropology 2022-2023 JCURA winner

Congratulations to this year's winners. All winners’ discussions of their research can be found here.

  • Miranda Gilbert: (ANTH - supervisor Dr. Ammie Kalan): Navigating Anthropogenic Landscapes: Behavioural Responses by Great Apes in Disturbed Habitats
  • Isabella Haley: (ANTH - supervisor Dr. Boudreault-Fournier): When We Meet it’s Hom[i]e[s] Again: A Collaborative Film
  • Oriana Smy: (ANTH - supervisor Dr. Boudreault-Fournier): Coastal Collaboration: Exploring How Indigenous-led Conservation and Co-Governance Strategies Can Equitably Tackle the Issue of Marine Debris on the BC Coast
  • James Ziolkoski: (ANTH - supervisor Dr. Nowell): The Scientific Method in Palaeoarchaeology
  • Mariana Montes de Oca Palau: (LAS - supervisor Dr. Gauthier): Ethno-Graphic Storytelling and Migration

For more information about JCURA and criteria please see here.

Betty Jamie Chung Scholarship in Anthropology

The terms of reference for the Betty Jamie Chung Scholarship in Anthropology can be viewed on our website here and are pasted below:  One or more scholarships will be awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Anthropology.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need.

Thank you to Alumni Betty Jamie Chung and her family.


For information on other scholarships and awards offered at UVic please look at the Student Awards & Financial Aid site.

UVic Libraries Student Scholarships

The University of Victoria Libraries is proud to be an essential and integral part of the research life cycle at UVic. To this end, we are doubly proud to offer two student scholarships which recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of our graduate and undergraduate students.

Named in honor of donor David Flaherty and bequest donor William Petrie, The David Flaherty Undergraduate Student Library Scholarship and The William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship will annually award one academically outstanding student in any discipline who demonstrates how they have successfully utilized library resources ─ including any print, archival, music, multimedia, or digital resources for a class project, assignment or research paper.

To enter, eligible students must submit a 500 word essay explaining their use of library resources.  As with other university scholarships, the window for submissions opens April 1 and concludes May 31st.  Successful students will be awarded $500 for each scholarship.

In addition to the monetary award, the annual recipients will be recognized through a plaque in the library, and their winning essay will be featured on the Grants and Awards page of the Libraries’ website, with a link to their paper or project in our institutional repository.

For more detailed information about the scholarships’ criteria and application process, email or visit the Grants and Awards page through the University Librarian’s Office on the UVic Libraries website.

Killam Fellowships Program

This award is structurally similar to the Fulbright program as it allows Canadian undergraduate students to spend one semester in the United States. More here.

Outbound Funding Opportunities

View the grants, awards and programs available to current UVic students, faculty and staff participating in international activities. More here.

Open Competition Program

Applicants can submit their applications through their home institution or can submit their application directly to Fulbright Canada on or before February 1st. More here.

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students),

BC Association of Professional Archaeologists - BCAPA

BCAPA supports the new Dr. Leonard Charles Ham Student Bursary Information.

Kleanza Consulting's Awards

See their website for details on deadlines and how to apply.

  • Kleanza Indigenous Language Revitalization Grant
  • Kleanza Indigenous Voices Grant
  • Kleanza Award for Students of Archaeology

BC Study Abroad Scholarships 

The BC Study Abroad Scholarships celebrate the study abroad experience through student-generated content and financial support. Scholarship recipients will receive $500 for a virtual study abroad program and $1000 for a in-person study abroad program, and the opportunity to share their in-person and/or virtual exchange study abroad experience via blog and photos. See their website for more detail.

BC Scholarship Society

BC Scholarship Society provides scholarships and financial awards to help British Columbia post-secondary students achieve their educational goals.

  • One World International Scholarship: The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society manages a suite of international scholarship programs designed to assist students to participate in academic, cultural, language or experiential study programs outside of Canada and the United States. More here.
  • Premier's International Scholarship: More here.

Life happens... let us help you.

Through Student Awards and Financial Aid, UVic has an emergency loan fund which provides short term assistance to students experiencing an unanticipated and urgent financial crisis.