Internal Funding Opportunities

The following is a list of some of the internal funding opportunities at UBC, including links to more information and forms where applicable.

Please also contact the Grant Facilitator assigned to your faculty or unit for further advice.

SSH Internal Funding Opportunities

For information and forms related to SSH Internal Funding Opportunities, please visit the SPARC web site:

Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP)

The Northern Scientific Training Program supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.

Learn more about the 2018/2019 Call for Applications. Please note that applications are due to Margie Heras at the Office of Research Services ( by end of day November 17th.

If you received support from NSTP this past year, you must complete a Research Report online by November 17th, 2017.

NSTP Program Guidelines

NSTP Program FAQ

NSTP Online Forms

UBC Salary Research Grant
  • Application form (MS Word) and Guidelines (PDF)
  • Allows UBC scholars to receive a research grant in lieu of salary during periods other than study leave.
  • If needed, download Revenue Canada S5-F1-C1: 'Determination of an Individual’s Residence Status'
UBC Study Leave Research Grant
Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters

2017 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters Competition: 

  • Application form (electronic portal) and Guidelines
  • Submission Deadline: November 2, 2017
  • It is recommended that you attend an information session, registration is a the bottom of the Guidelines

For any questions or concernsm, contact Kyle Demes at

Joint Funding Schemes

Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Germany, and The University of British Columbia (UBC) Joint Funding Scheme
Details: FUB and UBC have agreed that as part of their Strategic Partnership Initiative (SPI), both will contribute to a fund for cooperative activities. The funds are intended to enable FUB and UBC faculty and researchers to identify complementary strengths, leverage synergies and promote the development of outstanding future research projects and other academic opportunities.
Funding: Up to €10,000 per year for 5-6 annual projects
Joint proposals may be submitted by the following dates: April 1st, 2017 // September 15th, 2017

Questions: UBC: // FUB: