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
Bridge Funding Program
SSHRC Institutional Grants (SIG)

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 1st*, by 4pm
Duration: 2 years 
Program Information and Application Instructions: download here
Application Form: download here
SPARC Contact: Maureen Collins, Internal Research Awards Coordinator 
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: 

  • VPRI awards have a maximum value of $2,500 and must be matched by UBC Faculty Depts/Units.
  • Awards are for a maximum duration of 1 year. There is no funding extension beyond that time.
  • Applicants are encouraged to budget to spend the majority of their funds prior to their SSHRC reapplication.
  • Researchers may only receive Bridge Funding twice for each SSHRC competition.
  • Allowable expenses are outlined in the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration. Eligibility questions may be directed to the SPARC.
  • A progress meeting to provide additional feedback and support to applicants must be scheduled with SPARC, and if applicable, with your grant facilitator, prior to the corresponding SSHRC program's application submission deadline in the next competition year. 
Eligibility Requirements
  • Matching funds (provided by the applicant's department and/or faculty) must be approved by the appropriate contact with a signed Research Project Information Form (RPIF) before applying for the Bridge Funding Program. 
  • Applications for the Bridge Funding Program must be from an application to SSHRC adjudicated in a previous year that will be re-submitted to the following SSHRC competition cycle (i.e. an unsuccessul applicant to the IG 2021 competition resubmitting in 2022).
  • Approval of applications to the Bridge Funding Program is subject to the availability of funds. 

Eligible SSHRC Programs and Deadlines: 

Insight Grant

SSHRC Competition Deadline of Previous Competition: October 1, 2022

Upcoming SSHRC Competition Deadline: October 1, 2023

Bridge Funding Program Deadline (apply by this date, or sooner): June 15, 2023

Insight Development Grant

SSHRC Competition Deadline of Previous Competition: February 2, 2023

Upcoming SSHRC IDG Competition Deadline: February 2, 2024

Bridge Funding Program Deadline (apply by this date, or sooner): October 1, 2023


Partnership Development Grant

SSHRC Competition Deadline of Previous Competition: November 15, 2022

Upcoming SSHRC Competition Deadline: November 15, 2023

Bridge Funding Program Deadline (apply by this date, or sooner): July 15, 2023

Partnership Grant 

SSHRC Competition Deadline of Previous Competition: February 15, 2023 (Stage 1)

Upcoming SSHRC Competition Deadline: February 15, 2024 (Stage 1)

Bridge Funding Program Deadline (apply by this date, or sooner): October 15, 2024

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

Allard School of Law

Please contact Aleksander Petrovic, Research Grants and Awards Writer

Faculty of Applied Science

Contact the APSC Research & Partnerships team for information. 

Faculty of Forestry

Please contact Taraneh Sowlati, ADR, Forestry

Sauder School of Business

Please contact Jessie Lam, Manager, Research Support Services and Special Projects

Other Faculties

SIG Explore and Exchange Central Competition

(Open to researchers in the Faculties of Land & Food Systems, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Science)

Next deadline: June 1, 2023

Download Program Guidelines and Application Instructions

Download Application Form