Research Excellence Clusters Funded in 2023/24

Thirty-nine research excellence clusters led by researchers on the Vancouver campus will be funded through the Research Excellence Clusters initiative in 2023/24. 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 39 Research Excellence Clusters funded in 2023/24 includes 16 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 Research: A Global Priority
Bionics Network
Centre for Migration Studies
Data Science and Health
Decision Insights for Business & Society (DIBS)
Designing for People (DFP)
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
Women's Health Research Cluster



AATHEN - The UBC Advanced Angiotensin Therapeutics Network
Accelerated Translational Opioid Research Cluster
Advancing Multifunctional Dental Biomaterials
BC Pediatric Eating Disorders Research Cluster
Beyond Window-Dressing Reconciliation in Health: Settler-Clinician Responsibilities
Cancer Prevention Research Cluster (CPRC)
Centre for Research on Equity and Justice in Perinatal Services
Climate Change Health Effects, Adaptation, and ResiLience (HEAL)
Climate Justice Partnerships
Creating Better Asian Canadian Community Engaged Research
Disaster Resilience Research Network
Future Minerals Working Group
Immunotherapeutics Cluster
Indigenous Land-Based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster
Latin American Landscapes
MATRIX-N: Multidisciplinary Alliance for Translational Research and Innovation in Neuropsychiatry
Relational Technologies: Land, Sovereignty, and Language in Community-Led Immersive Storytelling
Re-ROW - Rethinking the Right of Way
The Cluster in Vision Research: From Molecules to Behavior to Society
Trustworthiness of Machine-Learning-Based Systems
UBC Shakespeare First Folio Research Cluster
Wine Production and Climate Change


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