SSH Internal Funding Opportunities

Internal funding opportunities exist to enhance UBC researchers' success applying for funding from social sciences and humanities competitions.



Hampton New Faculty Grant 

Purpose: To support the early stages of the research programs of tenure-track Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors hired within the last 24 months
Value: $10,000
Application Deadline: September 1*, by 4 p.m.
Duration: 2 years 
Program Information and Application Instructions: download here
Application Form: download here
Please direct questions to:

*Please note: if the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will be due by 4 p.m. on the following business day.

Download Hampton Extension Request Form/SSHRC Extension Request Form

Download Hampton Final Achievement Report



Bridge Funding Program 

The Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) in partnership with the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) offers Bridge Funding to support researchers that wish to improve and re-submit unsuccessful applications to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) competitions.

Please note: if a deadline falls on a weekend, the application will be due by 4 p.m. on the following business day.

Eligible SSHRC Programs and Deadlines: 

Application Submission Requirements



​​​​​​​SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG)

Through its SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG) funding opportunity, SSHRC provides annual block grants to help eligible Canadian postsecondary institutions fund small-scale research and research-related activities by their faculty in the social sciences and humanities. SIG grants are intended to help Canadian post-secondary institutions develop, maintain or strengthen research capacity and research excellence in the social sciences and humanities.

SIG funds may be used to:

  • assist social sciences and humanities researchers with modest research funding requirements;
  • support national and international knowledge mobilization within and/or beyond the research community; and
  • support the development of students.

UBC researchers can access SIG funding through faculty competitions (Law, Applied Science, Arts, Education, Forestry, Sauder) or through the central competition (Land & Food Systems, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science).

Faculty Block Grant Reporting:

Complete Annual Achievement Report here
Download Annual Activity Report here (fill out and submit to




  • UBC Scholarly Publication Fund: Supports costs of publication such as subventions, indexing and image clearances. Does not cover APCs or open access fees. Deadlines are October 15, February 15 and June 15.
  • UBC Open Access Fund: Supports payment of article processing charges (APCs) and related costs for open access publishing. Opens September 1. Funds are available until envelope is depleted. 

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