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WWEST and eng•cite Funding Partners: Call for Proposals

The WWEST and eng•cite Funding Partners program brings together training, resources and funding to support both established and un-established community organizations that are undertaking activities to promote outreach, recruitment and retention for girls, young women and industry professionals in engineering, science and technology. The intention of the funding is to help establish or expand programs, and it is expected that projects have matching funds from other sources, and a plan for continuation after and eng•cite Funding Partners funding ends. Projects will only be funded once. Organizations may apply for a 1 year grant of up to $­­­­5000 for new projects. The overall funding pool is limited, so it is anticipated that we may not be able to fund all projects, or may not be able to fund projects at the requested level. If receiving less funding than you applied for will cause the project to be cancelled or significantly modified, please include details in your proposal.


To be eligible to receive funds, an organization must either be a non-profit organization with a registration that is recognized in the BC/Yukon Region, or an educational institution. If your group does not meet either set of criteria, we suggest partnering with another group with similar goals who does. We are unable to transfer funds to groups that do not meet these guidelines. Please note that the WWEST and eng•cite Funding Partners program generally supports programs with a broad impact. Funding for teams, participation in conferences, and other individual pursuits is generally not available unless there is a broader impact.

Criteria for Selection

  • The need for the project, including geographic and sector considerations;
  • The impact the project will have and the number of people affected;
  • The sustainability of the project after the funding ends, including organizational capacity;
  • Organizational readiness for the funding;
  • Appropriate plans for how the project will be meaningfully measured and plans for dissemination of results;
  • Other factors may be considered to ensure diversity in funded applications.
  • Project funding will be based on recommendations from a review committee.

How to Apply

Phase 1: Abstract & Budget – Due Oct 1, 2016
  • Complete the Abstract Form available as [.docx] or [.pdf], and submit it to along with a 1 page abstract and project budget by midnight on October 1, 2016.
  • An accepted abstract does not imply funding.
Phase 2: Partners Workshop & Abstract Feedback – Oct 3, 2016
  • All applicants will be requested to send at least one delegate to the Community Partners workshop on October 3, 2016 where the WWEST and eng•cite teams will provide feedback on your abstract.
  • Workshop details, including information about travel grants for those outside the Lower Mainland of BC, can be found on the event page.
Phase 3: Final Application Submission – Due Nov 4, 2016
  • Complete the full Application Form available as [.docx] or [.pdf], and submit it to and submit it along with the required materials by midnight on November 4, 2016.
Phase 4: Funding Decision Announcement – Dec 2, 2016
  • WWEST will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by December 2, 2016. If your application is successful, your project can expect to receive funding by February 2017.


If you have any questions about applying for funding, please contact our Partners Liaison at


WWEST - Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technologyeng•cite - The Goldcorp Professorship for Women in Engineering at the University of British Columbia