Projects, Field Trips, & Student Teams

Funding Guidelines

Student applicants MUST meet eligibility regulations as listed in Section VI Process for Application

Student Teams Only: If awarded PAF funds specific to working in the designated ESTC workshop, the Engineering Design Centre (EDC), or other faculty-provided space, student team members must ensure they follow appropriate safety measures and partake in the training required to utilize that space. If no training is available, the student team captain, faculty advisor, and ESTC Chair must be notified immediately for appropriate training to be provided.

  • The Introduction to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection for UBC Engineering Student Design Teams Manual is located on the WebCT Vista APSC-CPSD – Professional Development course site for student team perusal.

Guidelines for Advisory Committee:

The PAF Advisory Committee relies on guidelines to assist with funding decisions.  This makes the fund more predictable.  It also allows the feedback of students in the current year to improve the distribution of funds in the next year.  The guidelines are the primary mechanism for passing on that feedback from year to year.

The PAF Advisory Committee is free to make any recommendation or decision it feels appropriate as long as the General PAF Funding Criteria above are followed. The Committee utilizes the Scoring-Rubric as a guide in its decision making process.

Based on student and faculty feedback, please refer to the most recent edition of the PAF Guidelines, as well as the Student Safety Abroad Policy (161KB PDF).


Timeline for Student Projects & Student Teams & Field Trips

Application Review Meetings Announcement of Funding Allocations First day for expenditure claims Reimbursement & Reporting Deadline
October 9, 2015 TBA by October 30, 2015 October 30, 2015 August 31, 2016
August 31st, 2016.  Last day for expenditure claims & Final Report due for all activities.

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online using the downloadable application form
  • Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • Engineering student team applications must include expected travel costs in the Projects, Field Trips, & Student Teams application, and not in a separate application to the Travel & Conferences committee.