Funding Practitioner - Student Research Team


Funding Practitioners must be engaged in writing and submitting one or more funding applications.

Position Requirements

The Student Research Team (SRT) will provide members with a generalized research skill set that is applicable to any discipline. As a member gains an increased aptitude for research, there will be opportunities for apprentices to move into positions of practice and mentorship. The SRT is the largest multi-disciplinary student research group on campus and allows for enhanced social, scholarly, and research connections.

Funding Practitioners must complete the following:

  • Participation in preparing a funding application that gets submitted to the relevant funding body
  • Prepare a written synopsis of the fund and application process

Sign-Up Directions

Funding Practitioners must complete a minimum of 15 hours of participation. If the student reaches the stage of submission, then the minimum time expectation is met. Activities may be covered in-class or in-addition to class requirements.

Funding can include grants, scholarships, and awards, contingent they are research-related. Students may submit applications themselves or as part of a group. The synopsis is submitted to the SRT Coordinator and may be used to inform future students about funding opportunities.

In addition, there will be one social event per semester organized by the Coordinator to provide for greater cross-campus and interdisciplinary connections between team members. A couple of faculty researchers will present ‘TED Talk’ style presentations.

Kendra Stiwich, VIU’s Student Research Engagement Coordinator is the Student Research Team Coordinator.

Interested students need to contact Kendra for more information or to sign up. Each student team member will be part of a database designed to track students’ progress and activities.