UBC attracts $700-million in research funding from government, industry and non-profit partners.
Research Funding Summary
Important Note: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to determine meaningful comparative funding trends. While some regular funding competitions were delayed or otherwise impacted, other new COVID-19 funding competitions and significant funding supports were provided. We are aware that all disciplines and funding sectors were impacted differently, and that the longer-term impact of the pandemic on funding patterns will not be fully realized for a number of years.
Overall totals were significantly impacted by government and Tri-Agency funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund was responsible for $54.4m of the 2020/21 total, while Tri-Agency COVID-19 supplements for existing projects accounted for a further $17.0m.
UBC researchers also attracted an estimated $38.1m in funding through new opportunities offered by various sponsors for COVID-19 research. (These projects were identified based on project title or funding competition references to COVID-19 or related terms.)
In 2020/21, a record number of 10,116 projects were supported, with a combined budget of $759.1M, also a historic high.
2020/21 saw new highs in:
- Total funding: $759.1M
- The number of projects: 10,116
- The value of Tri-Agency funding*: $270.0M
- The value of other government funding $259.1M
*CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC & New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)
OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNDING
Industry research funding
All data are frozen year-end figures, provided by the Office of Research Services.