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.

Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund

Details: The Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) fund is designed to foster and support community-university engagements with diverse communities by offsetting non-research related costs for community partners collaborating with or seeking to collaborate with UBC partners on research, teaching or learning projects. 

Funding: CUES Funds for Exploring New Community-University Partnerships: Up to $15,000 per project (min. $7,500) and CUES Funds for Sustaining Community-University Partnerships: Up to $30,000 per project (min. $15,000) ***Funds will be awarded directly to community partners​***

NOI Deadline: August 30, 2019

Questions: Ryan Brown

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

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 Research + Innovation

2019 Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters
 The Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition was jointly created by the Vice-President Research & Innovation and the Provost & Vice-President Academic to enable the formation and growth of interdisciplinary clusters of research excellence. Applications are invited to be led by PIs from all disciplines who seek to propel their clusters towards global leadership.  Applicants will be asked to self-identify on the application if the proposed cluster should be considered as Emerging or Established.  Clusters being led by researchers at our Okanagan campus can apply for funding through the Eminence program

Funding: Emerging clusters (up to $100k) and Established clusters (up to $200k)
One or two-year project term available

NOI Deadline: September 23rd, 2019 by 5:00pm

Questions: Stacey Herzer (VP Research & Innovation Office)

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