Internal Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research administers a number of internal grants for which UNBC researchers are eligible to apply. Each grant competition has its own set of guidelines and either a downloadable application form or a link to the Romeo Research Portal for on-line applications.  Competitions that have only the Romeo link must be applied for through the portal. For "How-to" Manuals please see our Romeo support webpage.  

Important: Romeo accounts have already been created for exisitng faculty and registration notifications were sent in January of 2017.  If you need a new notification please email For new faculty members please contact to have your account set up.

(*For grants where students are eligible to apply, but the application must be completed and submitted through Romeo (e.g. BC Real Estate Foundation Partnering Fund), a supervisor must submit the application in the Romeo Research Portal).

Please Note: A review of your application is available if submitted through Romeo two weeks prior to the application deadline with a review request made to  

Bridge Grant

The UNBC Bridge Grant is intended to enable UNBC faculty researchers who are not currently receiving external operating funds to continue research and strengthen applications to future external operating fund programs. Please consult the competition guidelines for more information.

Deadline: September 3, 2019

BC Real Estate Foundation Partnering Fund

The goal of the Foundation Partnering Fund is to support research and educational programs, following objectives specified in the competition application form. Initiatives should involve collaboration among university entities and public, non-profit and/or professional organizations. For eligibility requirements, please review the guidelines.  Supervisors must submit the application via Romeo.

Deadline: April 15

Conference Travel Grants

UNBC travel grants are available for national or international conference travel by eligible members who are presenting a paper or poster. For eligibility requirements, please review the guidelines. There are two rounds of competition per year. Retroactive applications are accepted but only under exceptional circumstances. Please consult the travel grant guidelines for more information on this competition.

Deadline: September 16, 2019

Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award

The Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award, is currently under review and will not be offered for the 2020/2021 fiscal year.  

Graduate Student Research and Conference Travel Awards

Open to graduate students to cover the costs of travel for the purposes of attending a conference to present or travel costs associated with independent research.

Deadline: Minimum of 10 days prior to travel.

Publication Grants

UNBC publication grants are intended to enable UNBC faculty to disseminate the results of their scholarly endeavors. Please consult the competition guidelines for eligible expenses.

Deadline: September 16, 2019

RDC Research Award

The Office of Research and Research Data Centre (RDC) have developed the RDC Research Award to support the development and implementation of research projects conducted in the RDC. Eligible faculty researchers must complete the UNBC RDC Research Award application form in Romeo to apply. Please note that the guidelines have been updated as of Dec 5th, 2018.

Deadline: February 15, 2019

Research Project Awards

Open to masters, doctoral and undergraduate students (In their 3rd or 4th year).  To provide funding for student led research projects.

Deadline: March 1st and October 1st

Research Seed Grants

Research seed grants are intended to act as a “springboard” to assist faculty in obtaining external funding for their research. Seed grants are distinct from start-up funding, which is made available to new faculty and negotiated with Chairs/Deans as a part of the appointment process.

Deadline: April 15

Research Grant in Lieu of Salary

For faculty

Research Strategic Initiatives Grant (RSIG)

The Research Strategic Initiatives Grant (RSIG) welcomes requests from all UNBC faculty, research organizations, graduate and undergraduate student groups engaged in research. Funds are directed towards research activities for which other sources of funding are not available.

Deadlines: 1st and 15th days of each month

University Achievement Award - Research

Undergraduate Research Experience Award

The Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) program is offered to provide opportunities for UNBC’s undergraduates to be involved in research and scholarly activities. It is also intended to provide encouragement for faculty members to mentor UNBC undergraduate students in their areas of research. Faculty members are encouraged to approach undergraduate students who would not otherwise have access to research opportunities and invite them to co-apply for the UNBC URE award.

2019 Deadline: November 15