Collaboration involving interdisciplinary approaches is key to tackling challenging, complex problems.
UBC has many examples of world-class interdisciplinary research and is providing pilot program support to increase UBC researchers’ ability to pursue interdisciplinary approaches.
In response to a growing trend towards funding programs seeking and supporting interdisciplinary approaches, UBC supports programs at each campus aimed at increasing interdisciplinary research and collaboration efforts.
The Research Excellence Clusters (Vancouver) and Eminence programs (Okanagan) aim to help researchers create and nurture interdisciplinary teams that can be used as a basis to attract new funding, form partnerships and solve key societal challenges that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions and funding agencies.
Currently funded research clusters:
PUBLIC HUMANITIES HUBS
UBC has established Public Humanities Hubs (PHH) to provide support specific to collaborative research among humanists. Supported by UBC's Academic Excellence Funds, the three-year pilot project will highlight and develop public-facing research in the humanities.
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH MOBILITY AWARDS
These awards help build or strengthen collaborative research partnerships by enabling researchers to move between campuses or institutions.