Funding Opportunities

Aspire Learning and Teaching Fund (ALTFund)

UBC Okanagan’s new Aspire Learning and Teaching (ALT) Fund supports curriculum change, innovative teaching practices and learning environment enhancement as envisioned in Aspire.  The fund enables faculty members to make strategic changes within existing, or implement new, undergraduate and graduate academic programs that are more flexible, interdisciplinary, experiential and/or collaborative.

The ALT Fund’s main goal is to transform student learning at UBC Okanagan.

2019-20 Call for Proposals

Funded Proposals


International Funding Opportunities

UBC Okanagan provides internal funding support for internationalization activities, ranging from internationalizing the curriculum to hosting and collaborating with distinguished international visitors. These internal funds are open to all UBC Okanagan Faculty, and are managed by the Okanagan campus International Office.


Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE)

Broadening access to and enhancing undergraduate research experiences is a central priority in UBC’s strategic plan. As such, the university has committed $1 million in strategic funds over two years to fund the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE).

A call for proposals for innovative pilot projects launched on January 7, 2019 and is open to faculty, staff and students from both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Funds may be requested for one year (up to $50,000) or two-year projects (up to $100,000).

More details about the competition, including eligibility, proposal guidelines, assessment criteria and review processes can be found on the UBC Research + Innovation website. In addition, information sessions about the competition will be held on both campuses.

Questions about Pure can be directed to:
Paul van Donkelaar (Okanagan campus)
Associate Vice-Principal, Research
paul.vandonkelaar@ubc.ca