Faculty of Education Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health

Program Link: https://ore.educ.ubc.ca/research/internal-and-external-funding/

Sponsor:  Faculty of Education

Value: Up to $10,000



Funding for the Faculty of Education Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health is made available through a fund established by the Vancouver School Board and Jacqueline’s family and friends, and is specifically designed to carry on her passion for enhancing schools’ capacity to identify and respond to students struggling with depression and anxiety.

The goals of the Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health are to:

  • Translate completed research on children’s mental health (conceptualized broadly) into accessible forms that community stakeholders and educators can utilize, disseminate and take into the classroom and/or community with a goal of impacting practice;
  • Find practical uses for completed research, for example, the production of a brochure, books, workshops, instructional materials, web sites, etc., with a clear potential for impact on practice (technology component as a tool for sharing); and
  • Increase the awareness of issues relating to children’s mental health.


Projects with a budget of $10,000 maximum are eligible to be submitted.


Please email your complete application package to the Office of Research in Education at educ.ore@ubc.ca by October 24, 2022.

SPECIAL NOTE: There will be another Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment competition in spring 2023.


  • Funds are open to faculty/graduate student teams, consisting of at least one member of the UBC- V Faculty of Education professoriate (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors, and their counterparts in the Educational Leadership stream) and one or more graduate students registered in the UBC-V Faculty of Education. The faculty member is expected to play a leadership role in the knowledge mobilization project.
  • One grant per collaborative team project is available.
  • Graduate students who are on leave or on extension are ineligible to apply as part of an applicant team.
  • Previously successful Farquhar grant recipients must submit a final report to ORE within one month of the end of the term of their award describing how the funds contributed to their program of research and scholarship. This report will be provided to the Faculty of Education Development Office to be shared with the donors, the Farquhar family.
  • Applicants with active Farquhar grants and those who have been previously funded but who have not submitted final reports by the application deadline are not eligible to apply.

1 There will be also be a Call for Proposals for this grant in Spring 2023. Because no applications were received for the Spring 2022 competition, we have created a second opportunity this fall.


  • Funds are intended to support the mobilization of completed research by the faculty applicant.
  • Funds are not intended to support data collection or analysis of research, but rather, to support activities designed to disseminate and mobilize research findings or outcomes to the community through an activity or product.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that involve educators and/or counselors in school settings.
  • It is assumed that the research to be translated has been completed and thus a BREB ethics review will not be required.
  • The term of the grant is 12 months beginning from the date of the award notice. It is important to plan your project in a way that allows for completion within this timeframe, as no funding extensions to grant accounts will be permitted.

THE PROPOSAL BUDGET (delineated in the application form budget section)
Budget items must be thoroughly explained and justified in terms of the proposed research activities.

The UBC policy on Tri-Agency Grants applies and a condensed version of the UBC Tri-Agency Expenditure Guidelines may be helpful in assessing eligibility of research expenses.

  • Neither conference travel nor teaching buy-out expenses are eligible.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to be mindful of the ecological impact of their projects as they develop their budgets (for example, eliminating printing costs where possible by going digital).
  • Applicants should provide a detailed breakdown of research assistant expenses in the budget section of the application (research activities, hours worked, hourly rate, number of weeks, rationale for rates, etc.).


A Faculty of Education committee, representing all academic units drawn from the Dean’s Advisory Committee for Research (DACR) or departmental/school designates, and chaired by the Associate Dean, Research, will review the applications and make decisions on funding.

Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the goals of the Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health Fund.

Strength of the description of activities:

  • Clarity and quality: The clarity and quality of the description of proposed activities (e.g. goals, methods, anticipated outcomes).
  • Significance and impact: The potential significance and impact of the project for the applicant’s field of study, scholarly community, and/or profession/policy/practice.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that involve educators and/or counselors in school
  • Feasibility: The likelihood that the activities can be carried out within the timeline and with the funds provided by this award.
  • Appropriateness of the budget justification: The extent to which applicants provide an appropriate justification of the proposed budget that includes a) an itemized list of eligible expenses; and b) a brief description of how each item is required for the enactment of the proposed activities. The Committee retains the right to reduce funding if particular budget line items seem excessive or unnecessary.

Deadline: October 24, 2022 (Deadline to email application package to educ.ore@ubc.ca)

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Robert Olaj in the faculty’s Office of Research in Education.