UBC 2022 Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund

Program Link: https://communityengagement.ubc.ca/our-work/cues-fund/

Sponsor:  UBC Community Engagement, VP External Relations, and the Office of the VP, Research and Innovation

Value: Up to $25,000

Description: Apply for up to $25,000 to support community-university partnerships that benefit communities across British Columbia and advance collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Paid directly to community partners, CUES funding removes financial barriers and prioritizes reciprocal, inclusive engagement so all communities — especially those that have been and continue to be underserved, marginalized, or excluded — can benefit. This year, we have a total of $750,000 to fund up to 30 community-university projects.

We invite applicants looking to develop new or existing community-university relationships and especially welcome applications for collaborative projects that advance:

  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Indigenous engagement and reconciliation
  • Health innovation and community wellbeing
  • Sustainability and climate action
  • Teaching, learning, and research excellence

The fund is open to community partners and UBC students, faculty, and staff. Projects must be based within British Columbia.

Funds FAQ: https://communityengagement.ubc.ca/our-work/cues-fund/#CUESFundFAQs

All co-applicants must submit a brief NOI to confirm their eligibility and provide a short description of their proposed work together.

Following the NOI deadline, all eligible partners will receive an invitation to submit a full application.


Contact: If you have any questions, contact cues.fund@ubc.ca