Okanagan College Grants-In-Aid

Okanagan College maintains a Grants-in-Aid (GIA) fund to support research, scholarly and creative activity among members of the Okanagan College Faculty Association (OCFA). The OCFA collective agreement (Article defines scholarly activity as:

“Scholarly activity shall be understood to include scholarship, research and creative activities. Scholarship involves oral or written activities that reflect a thorough and critical collection of knowledge of one’s profession or discipline. Research involves contributing to the expansion of knowledge and the sharing of that knowledge through appropriate professional means. Research includes application of research findings for purposes of practical application. Creative activities involve creative practice, exhibition, performance, composition, multimedia presentations and other similar activities that reflect applied practice of one’s profession or discipline.”

Each OCFA member may receive up to $4,000 per fiscal year from the GIA fund. This amount is subject to annual review.

GIA Guidelines, Application Forms, and Report Forms are available at:



Application Form:


Activity Report:



Please note that GIA has a new email address. All applications, reports, and questions should be sent to: GrantInAid@okanagan.bc.ca

With any other questions or queries, please feel free to contact Lara Jennings at ljennings@okanagan.bc.ca, or at ext. 4739.