Conference support: Matching funds for organizers

Researchers, graduate students and trainees across UBC Science regularly organize conferences and symposia—both at the University and at venues elsewhere.

As a result, the Dean Office’s receives ad hoc requests for funding support throughout the year. In alignment with the research and engagement pillars of the Faculty’s strategic plan, this policy is designed to clarify how matching funding is provided for conference and symposium support.

Funding criteria

To qualify for funding from the Faculty of Science, the conference or symposium must:

  • be co-organized by a member of UBC Science (faculty, student, postdoc)
  • involve graduate students and/or post-docs
  • be supported by matching funds from departments or another Faculty

The funding may be used to support registration costs for students or invited speakers, travel costs for invited speakers, venue costs, catering, speaker’s dinner, or for prizes and awards for speakers. If you intend to use the funding for other purposes, please contact the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, UBC Science.

Funding levels

Full conferences co-organized by UBC Science faculty or students

  • Up to $5,000

Sessions, symposia co-organized by UBC Science faculty or students

  • Up to $2,000

Requests should be commensurate with the size and cost of the event.

Submit a request

Please complete the application form to submit a request for conference support.

Application Form


Curtis Suttle

Interim Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies