Research Excellence Clusters Funded in 2022/23

Forty research excellence clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be funded through the Research Excellence Clusters initiative in 2022/23. These clusters are inter-departmental networks of researchers at UBC who collectively represent leaders in a particular field of study.

Clusters are recognized as either established or emerging depending on multiple factors relating to their developmental stage and funding requirements.

The 40 Research Excellence Clusters funded in 2022/23 includes 13 clusters in the second year of their current award. Funding is awarded through Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters (GCRC) competitions.


Action on Sepsis
BC Diabetes Research Network
Biodiversity frontiers in a rapidly changing world
Bionics Network
Decision Insights for Business & Society (DIBS)
Designing for People (DFP)
Diversified Agroecosystem Cluster
Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence Cluster
Quantum Computing Research Cluster
Reducing Male Suicide
Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research
The Social Exposome Cluster
Transformative Health and Justice
UBC Research-Based Theatre Collaborative
Women's Health Research Cluster



AATHEN - The UBC Advanced Angiotensin Therapeutics Network
Advancing Mental Health Equity in a post-COVID-19 Asia-Pacific
Advancing Multifunctional Dental Biomaterials
Advancing the Science of Physiologic Birth
Ars Scientia
BC Eating Disorders Research Cluster
Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities
Centre for Research on Equity and Justice in Perinatal Services
Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation, and ResiLience (HEAL)
Climate Justice Partnerships
Cluster for Microplastics
Disaster Resilience Research Network
Future Minerals Working Group
Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster
MATRIX-N: Multidisciplinary Alliance for Translational Research and Innovation in Neuropsychiatry
Memory as Transformative in the Afterlives of Mass Violence
Mobilizing Sport and Sustainability Collective
Precision Medicine in Transplantation
Relational Technologies: Land, Sovereignty, and Language in Community-Led Immersive Storytelling
The Vision Research Cluster: Molecules, Behaviour, Society
Trustworthiness of Machine-Learning-Based Systems
UBC Shakespeare First Folio Research Cluster
UBC Wild Berry Research Cluster: A Community-Driven Participatory Knowledge Transfer (CDP-KT) Plan

Research Clusters led by researchers at our Okanagan campus are funded through the Eminence Program.