Faculty of Medicine
Graduate Student Initiative Fund Application 
Deadline: November 15 and April 15

0% of survey complete


The purpose of the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Initiative Fund is to provide opportunities for graduate students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine to improve and to enhance their learning environment, and to lead effective change. Initiatives related to teaching and learning are encouraged, however all ideas that seek to improve the graduate student experience in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine will be considered. Eligible applications will be reviewed and selected by the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Committee, comprised of students from each graduate program. Up to $1000 per initiative will be awarded.

Example Initiatives:
Design an initiative that advances translational science and clinical applications.
Create online learning modules that promote professional development for non-academic health careers.
Develop an initiative that fosters global collaboration between UBC and graduate students from other countries.
Deliver an educational workshop that engages community partners.

Be creative. Be innovative. Be a leader.


The proposal must be submitted by a registered graduate student in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Groups of students are encouraged to apply, but one student must be the primary applicant.
The proposal must have a Faculty Sponsor who is responsible for reviewing the proposal prior to submission, providing a letter of support for the proposal, and being available to students for consultation if the proposal is successful.
The proposal must have clearly stated goal(s) to fulfil a student need and/or improve student learning.
The proposal must be innovative and cross disciplinary boundaries.
The proposal must engage with communities within and/or outside of the UBC campus boundaries.
The proposal must provide a credible timeline and budget.
The project cannot be already completed, or be carried out for course credit.


There are two competitions per year; deadlines are November 15 and April 15. Late applications will not be accepted.


The eligible applications will undergo adjudication by the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Committee, comprised of graduate student representatives from each graduate program. The committee will have oversight from the Faculty of Medicine Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral studies. Applications will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria.


Submit complete applications (including proposal, budget, and letters of support) to the Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Committee via this online application.

You are able to complete this application in multiple sittings. Use the Save and Continue Later button to email yourself a link to your open application.