The AMS Impact Grant is an initiative giving funding to UBC students interested in conducting scholarly research to build knowledge and understanding of post-secondary matters affecting UBC Vancouver’s community.
The goal of the program is to create a healthier, more supportive, more successful student community. Depending on the length or scope of their proposal, applicants may receive up to $3000 for a project lasting a year. However, particularly ambitious projects may receive more funding and last longer if the applicant provides proper justifications. Most of the grant should be used to help defray the salaries of the research lead and team, but may also be used to reimburse such materials, supplies and equipment directly required to carry the research. Proposals should include a description of research to be conducted, ideas for how this research can inform positive changes at UBC by building upon existing work happening at UBC, and a realistic plan for implementing these ideas.
Over the course of their year-long projects, successful applicants will spend 6 months conducting research, and the remaining 6 months implementing results while working with an AMS staff member and/or a person or unit at UBC. For more information, and to apply by March 29, visit http://www.ams.ubc.ca/leadership/executive/key-projects/impact-grant/