Internal funding opportunities exist to enhance UBC researchers' success applying for funding from social sciences and humanities competitions.
Purpose: To support the early stages of the research programs of tenure-track Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors hired within the last 24 months
Application Deadline: September 1st*, by 4pm
Duration: 2 years
Program Information and Application Instructions: download here
Application Form: download here
Please direct questions to: email@example.com
*Please note: if the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will be due by 4 p.m. on the following business day; FOR THE 2023 COMPETITION: UBC Okanagan researchers affected by the August wildfires can submit up to Oct 1st.
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.
- 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 2022 competition resubmitting in 2023).
- Approval of applications to the Bridge Funding Program is subject to the availability of funds.
Eligible SSHRC Programs and Deadlines:
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
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
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
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, 2023
Application Submission Requirements:
- Applicants must complete the Bridge Funding Application Form
- Applications for the Bridge Funding Program must be accompanied by an RPIF
- Completed applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. UBC Okanagan applicants should submit their applications directly to the UBCO Office of Research Services, who will forward them to SPARC on your behalf.
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:
Please contact Aleksander Petrovic, Research Grants and Awards Writer
Contact the APSC Research & Partnerships team for information.
Please contact Taraneh Sowlati, ADR, Forestry
Please contact Jessie Lam, Manager, Research Support Services and Special Projects
SIG Explore and Exchange Central Competition
(Open to researchers in the Faculties of Land & Food Systems, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Science)
Deadline: June 1 at 4pm*
*Please note: if the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will be due by 4 p.m. on the following business day.