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:

UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

International Visiting Research Scholars Award
: The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is offering International Visiting Research Scholars (IVRS) awards of $15,000 to bring some of the world’s best scholars to UBC. Exceptional scholars who have achieved the highest levels of distinction in their fields, and whose work has had a broad impact well beyond any one discipline are invited to spend time at UBC and the Peter Wall Institute. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated their commitment to working across disciplinary boundaries.
Value: $15,000
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018

International Research Roundtable Award
: The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will grant up to five International Research Roundtable Awards each year for scholars from UBC, Canada and the international community to advance excellence in knowledge development in an interdisciplinary environment. The themes or topics must be broad-ranging.
Value: up to $45,000
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Wall Solutions Award
: The Wall Solutions Initiative provides opportunities for University of British Columbia researchers, community organizations and partners to work collaboratively towards solutions. The fundamental aim of the Wall Solutions Initiative is to harness high-level research to the practical needs of local, national or international community partners; in some cases this may require additional research or even open up new research questions, but the emphasis is on finding creative solutions to our most pressing and complicated problems.
Value: up to $50,000
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Collège de France Professors
Through our partnership with the Collège de France (CdF) in Paris, the PWIAS encourages UBC faculty to nominate CdF Professors for UBC visits lasting 1 – 3 weeks, or longer.  Nominations can be sent directly to the PWIAS Director, outlining the potential synergy between the visiting CdF Professor and on-going UBC research activities.  Joint nominations among collaborating UBC faculty members are encouraged.  A list of CdF Professors is available at

Questions: Emma MacEntee // Bernadette Mah

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
Community Engagement Partnership Recognition Fund

Community Engagement Partnership Recognition Fund (PRF)
: The Community Engagement Partnership Recognition Fund (PRF) is designed to help fill small resource gaps and acknowledge the contributions that community partners make to UBC. It also aims to raise awareness about the value of relationships and working together in a thoughtful way.
Funding: Up to $1,500
Deadline: Monthly intake will be open until March 13, 2018 (see web site for details)

Questions: Ryan Brown

UBC Research + Innovation

Program for Undergraduate Research Experience
 Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit proposals for innovative projects that will expand access to and/or enhance undergraduate research experiences at UBC. Proposals should demonstrate how the requested funding will be used to support innovative pilot projects and the anticipated outcomes for students.
Funding: Up to $50,000 for one-year projects and $100,000 for two-year projects
NOI Deadline: February 4, 2019

Questions: Helen Burt (Vancouver Campus) or Paul van Donkelaar (Okanagan Campus)