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: https://sparc.ubc.ca/other-funding/ssh-internal-funding-opportunities

UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) - 2021/22 Competition

Applications are being invited from both emerging and established research excellence clusters in all disciplines on the Vancouver campus. Previously funded clusters (1 year term), as well as new clusters are eligible to apply to this competition. A notice of intent to apply must be submitted by November 2, 2020.

Changes have been made to this year’s competition to allow for enhanced trainee stipends. Researchers can learn more at information sessions on October 15 and October 26 (registration is required in order to attend: https://research.ubc.ca/about-vpri/initiatives/research-excellence-clusters/grants-catalyzing-research-clusters/gcrc)

Full details about the competition, information sessions, and instructions for applying can be found at www.research.ubc.ca/GCRC. Please direct any questions about this competition to Stacey.herzer@ubc.ca.

UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

The Wall Scholars Catalyst Program

2022-23 Theme: Climate and Nature Emergency

Details: The Wall Scholars Catalyst Program brings together leading scholars across career stages from UBCV and UBCO to participate in regular sessions at the Institute. It places emphasis on the role of scholars as change catalysts in society and of PWIAS as an incubator of inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations that engage with the urgency, scale and complexity of the program theme. The program hopes to expand the ways of knowing and acting in this challenging socio-ecological moment.

The Wall Scholars Catalyst Program will run September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

More Information and Application: https://pwias.ubc.ca/programs/wall-scholars-catalyst-program/

Questions: catalyst.program@pwias.ubc.ca

For more information about the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: https://pwias.ubc.ca/

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
UBC Scholarly Publication Fund

Purpose
The UBC Scholarly Publication Fund is established under the auspices of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation in order to assist UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan faculty members with the costs of scholarly publication.

Subventions are partial subsidies toward the cost of publishing scholarly works, and are commonly requested by publishers and academic presses. Support for other publication costs can enhance the work through use of images, copyrighted materials, or special production elements. Researchers often report difficulty securing appropriate funding sources for such costs, particularly early career faculty in the humanities and social sciences.

This new fund is intended to address such needs and support publications directly aligned with SSHRC’s General Guidelines for Eligibility of Subject Matter for SSHRC and Eligibility of Applications Related to Health.

This fund is a 3-year pilot program administered by the UBC Library with funding support from the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver through the Academic Excellence Funds. 

Approximately $75,000 is available annually.

Application Deadlines
Applications are adjudicated four times yearly.  Application deadlines are 4:00pm (Pacific Time) October 15, December 15, March 15, and June 15.  Late applications will not be considered, but will enter the pool for the next round unless the applicant requests withdrawal of the application.  Normally applicants will receive responses within 4-5 weeks following these deadlines.

To apply, visit: https://scholcomm.ubc.ca/ubc-scholarly-publication-subvention-fund/ 

UBC Open Access Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Purpose

The UBC Open Access Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research assists UBC faculty members who wish to publish in Open Access books and journals and who are required to pay associated fees, sometimes known as article processing charges (APCs).   This fund supports research directly aligned with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s General Guidelines for Eligibility of Subject Matter for SSHRC and Eligibility of Applications Related to Health.

The Open Access Fund supports the costs of making books or journal articles openly accessible, that is, accessible without subscription or paywalls. Open access is a requirement of many funding agencies and enables wide dissemination of University research.

NB: Support depends upon funding availability and is not guaranteed. Starting September 1st, the Fund takes applications through the academic year until funding is depleted, at which point the Fund will be closed for the year.

A separate fund, UBC’s Scholarly Publication Fund, is available to subsidize other costs of publication such as publisher subventions, indexing, image clearances, etc.

Both funds are pilot programs administered by the UBC Library under the auspices of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver. Approximately $75,000 is available in each fund annually.

To apply, visit: https://scholcomm.ubc.ca/ubc-open-access-fund/