The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award

Deadline for Anthropology students to submit to the Anthropology department:  May 31st for the following year.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016  JCURA winners from Anthropology: Aviva Lessard, Mark McIntyre and Taylor Smith.

Work with a professor of your choice, research what you are passionate about and win $1500. Apply now to be next year's JCURA winner!

As a reminder, the eligibility requirements are: 

  • an Anthropology major entering 3rd or 4th year in 2015-2016
  • Full time student (registered in 12 or more units of study in the winter session of 2015-2016
  • Have a sessional GPA of at least 7.0
  • Satisfy the general regulations of Student Awards and Financial Aid

Additional information can be found on the LTC. web site, or by contacting the undergraduate advisor, .

The Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award mandate is “to provide support for exceptional undergraduate students who might otherwise not be able to obtain a direct research experience as a part of what we anticipate should be a truly formative learning experience.”

This award gives a student the opportunity to work closely with an Anthropology faculty member on a research project during the academic year. Award holders will present the results of their research at the University of Victoria’s Undergraduate Research fair.

For exceptional projects there will be opportunities to publish these results either in the university’s new undergraduate research journal The Arbutus Review and or in other venues.

Award amount: $1500

Number of awards for anthropology undergraduates: 2-3

Deadline for Anthropology students to apply to the Anthropology department: May 31, 2016

Congratulations to this year's JCURA winners from Anthropology: Aviva Lessard, Mark McIntrye and Taylor Smith.

  • You must be an Anthropology major entering your third or fourth year 2013-2014 academic year
  • You must be a full-time student
  • You must have a sessional GPA of at least 7.0
  • You must be working on a research project under the direct supervision of an Anthropology faculty member

Please note: If you meet the first 3 criteria then you are encouraged to talk to an Anthropology faculty member and/or the Undergraduate advisor about a possible project.

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.

More information

Get application forms, URS workshop dates and other FAQs at JCURA.

Contact: Dr. Helen Kurki or Becky Wigen for more information.

Scholarships for anthropology undergraduates

The Grand Post of the Native Sons of BC - Bruce McKelvie Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded to a third year Anthropology student with the highest standing in a course relating to Anthropology in B.C. The student must be a Canadian citizen and must return to the University of Victoria in the next regular session.

The Pett Scholarship in Archaeology

A scholarship is awarded to a student who is a Canadian citizen and who has successfully completed at least one course in Archaeology at the University of Victoria, in order to assist the recipient to do field or laboratory work in British Columbia archaeology. The selection is made by the Senate Committee on Awards upon the recommendation of the senior instructor in Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology.

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

New: Social Sciences Field Course Student Support Fund - deadline to apply is February 15, 2017

Note deadlines for applying below: Applications for this fund will be received within the following periods.

  • Opens February 7 and closes February 15 for field courses in the summer session.
  • Opens May 16 and closes May 24 for field courses in the winter session (first and second term).

Read more about this new pilot project to assist Social Sciences students to offset the cost of a field course.


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.

Undergraduate Students can apply to the:

Killam Fellowships Program

The competition is for awards to be taken up September 2016 and/or January 2017

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

Candidates can apply to the:

Direct Exchange Program  -Applicants submit their applications through their home institution.  

NOTE deadlines vary from December  to January  at each of the partner institutions participating in the direct exchange.  Consult the Instructions for Canadian undergraduate applicants for exact dates.

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.


  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens,
  • Be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at a degree granting institution in Canada,
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements as indicated in the application package.

Inquiries: Michelle Emond, Program Officer (Students),

BC Association of Professional Archaeologists - BCAPA

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