Below are current and recent competitions and initiatives hosted by the Office of the VP Research and Innovation.
View a list of Okanagan-specific research support initiatives here.
Research Excellence Clusters
Research clusters are interdisciplinary networks of researchers focused on solving key challenges facing society that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding agencies.
Collaborative Research Mobility Awards
The Collaborative Research Mobility Awards (CRMA) are designed to facilitate collaboration on timely research opportunities by enabling researchers to move between campuses or institutions.
University Killam Professors
The designation of University Killam Professor (UKP) is the highest honour that the university confers on faculty members.
PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
UBC committed $1M in strategic funds over two years for the Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE).
RESEARCH FACILITY SUPPORT GRANTS
The Research Facility Support Grants (RFSG) competition provides funding for the operation, maintenance, repairs or upgrades of equipment used in UBC facilities to support research.
Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) Fund
The CUES competition provides successful recipients at eligible community organizations in British Columbia the funds to build partnerships and pursue shared projects with UBC. CUES can support new and emerging partnerships or help to sustain and build on existing relationships. It is jointly administered by UBC Community Engagement, Vice-President External Relations, and the Office of the VPRI.
PUBLIC HUMANITIES HUBS
UBC has established Public Humanities Hubs (PHH) to provide support specific to collaborative research among humanists.
Equity, Diversion and inclusion in research
UBC has been invited to participate in the Dimensions: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program. This pilot is administered by the Tri-Agency to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s research environment.
Shared Research Platforms
Shared research platforms at UBC offer access to a variety of core facilities and tools including cutting-edge instruments, advanced technologies, and data processing and analysis.
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY SUPERCLUSTER EXPANSION PROJECTS
UBC is a founding member of the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster (CDTS).
Scholarly Integrity Initiative
UBC is committed to fostering a research environment that upholds the values and actions conducive to the responsible conduct of research.