Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters

As part of the Research Excellence Clusters Initiative, the Vice-President Research and Innovation & the Provost and Vice-President Academic have established the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competitions to provide seed funding in support of developing clusters of research excellence.

Our intent with this funding is to enable leading researchers to work closely together as a unit on problems that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding agencies. These awards are specifically targeted at catalyzing advanced research initiatives with the expectation that awards will be used to enable the cluster to have more significant impact than otherwise possible. 

GCRC competitions are open to clusters led by researchers at our Vancouver campus. Clusters being led by researchers at our Okanagan campus can apply for funding through the Eminence program

Past Competitions

2017

The 2017 GCRC competition ran in the fall of 2017, and closed on November 2. Results are anticipated by December 2017.

New and previously funded clusters were eligible to apply, and this was an open call across all diciplines.

Read the funding call

2016

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation established the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition for Social Sciences & Humanities in spring, 2016.

$300,000 in funding was available.

26 applications were received, representing a total ask of $1.9m

Following peer review, seven clusters were selected for funding.

Read the funding call

 

The Vice-President, Research & Innovation established the Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competition for Performing + Creative Arts to provide seed funding in fall, 2016.

$150,000 in funding was available.

13 applications were received, representing a total ask of $520,000

Following peer review, four clusters were selected for funding.

Read the funding call