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.

Important: Romeo accounts have already been created for faculty and registration notifications were sent in January of 2017.  If you need a new notification please email

(*For grants where students are eligible to apply, 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 researchers who are not currently receiving Tri-Council operating funds to continue research and strengthen applications to future Tri-Council operating funds programs. Please consult the competition guidelines for more information.

Deadline: September 1

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. Funding is available to faculty and graduate students, the latter with the agreement of their supervisor.  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 faculty members who are presenting a paper or poster. 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.

Deadlines: March 15, September 15

Graduate Student Supplement

The objective of the Graduate Student Supplement is to supplement faculty research programs and enhance the research experience of new graduate students, and increase the likelihood of acquiring additional external funding due to the leveraging opportunities.

Deadline: September 1, 2017 (Pilot)

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.

Deadlines: March 15, September 15

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 researchers must complete the UNBC RDC Research Award application form and submit the form electronically to, with UNBC RDC Research Award application in the subject heading. 

Deadline: February 19, 2018

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.

2017 Deadline: November 15