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.

Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters: Performing + Creative Arts

The VP Research and International is pleased to announce the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters: Performing + Creative Arts funding competition. We invite faculty members to submit proposals [5 pages max] detailing how funds (up to $50,000 per proposal) will be used as seed funds to develop and grow clusters of research excellence within the performing and creative arts at UBC. Please note that applications are due to the VPRI office ( by end of day December 12th. 

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HSS/Faculty Research Grant

Starting in 2008, the SSHRC funds which previously supported the HSS programs, Small Grants, Large Grants, and International Travel Grants will be devolved to the SSHRC faculties (Arts, Education, Law, and the Sauder School). If you are a member of one of these faculties, contact your Associate Dean of Research to learn what new programs are being created, and what the new deadline dates will be. If you are eligible for SSHRC funding but not a member of one of those faculties, contact the SSHRC Coordinator in the Office of The Vice President Research for more information.

HSS application / VPRI Research Grant for non-affiliated SSHRC faculty (all except Arts, Education, CFIS, Sauder, and Law)

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 2017/2018 Call for Applications. Please note that applications are due to the Office of Research Services ( by end of day November 16th, 2016.

If you received support from NSTP this past year, you must complete a Research Report online by November 18th, 2016.

NSTP Program Guidelines

NSTP Program FAQ

NSTP Online Forms

NSTP Acceptance Form (Results expected late April)

Contact Greg Henry (604-822-2985) or Sara Yuen (604-822-9244) for assistance

VPRI Bridge Funding Program for SSHRC Grant
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