The UBC Research Digest is a summary of opportunities and deadlines curated from the university's institutional research-support service units at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. The digest is jointly distributed by the Offices of the Vice-President, Research
and Innovation and the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation (Okanagan).

UBC Research Digest

UBC Research Digest | February 2022

Research Opportunities & Funding

New Opportunities



Support Community Groups Partnering with UBC

The Partner Recognition Fund from UBC Community Engagement is designed to help fill small resource gaps and support the work of community groups that partner with UBC. Apply by Mar. 5.


Offset Your Scholarly Publication Costs

The Scholarly Publication Fund provides partial subsidies towards the direct costs of publishing scholarly works in the social sciences and humanities, with priority given to scholarly works where subventions are required for publication. Apply by Mar. 15.


Implement Sustainable Practices and Technologies in Your Research Activities

The Green Labs Fund can award up to $4000 to support your innovative plan to improve sustainability in research labs or activities. Apply by Mar. 20.


Other Opportunities

Researchers interested in the following opportunities should refer to the ORS funding application submission guidelines relevant to their campus. Vancouver | Okanagan

Upcoming Deadlines



Please check individual opportunities for internal ORS submission deadlines relevant to your campus to ensure administrative review and timely submission. See Okanagan ORS website for all UBC Okanagan deadlines.


  • John R. Evans Leaders Fund

    • Feb 2022 competition: Internal application deadline Feb. 9.

    • Jun 2022 competition: Internal application deadline Jun. 8. CFI deadline Jun. 15.


MSHRBC (formerly MSFHR)


  • CREATE: Internal competition deadline Feb. 22.


Other Opportunities

Workshops, Programs & Events

Workshops, Programs and Events


Contribute to UBC's Institutional Digital Strategy

Share your thoughts on the future of digital technologies that support teaching, learning and research at UBC in a post-pandemic context. Faculty focus groups Feb. 7 & 10.


NSERC CREATE Information Session

Get an overview of the CREATE program and application process. Hosted by NSERC. English: Feb. 10.


CIHR Project Grant: Spring 2022 Q&A

Ask questions and get answers on how to apply to CIHR's upcoming Project Grant funding opportunity. Hosted by CIHR. English: Feb. 17.


CIHR Institute of Aging Research Community Engagement Sessions

Join the CIHR Institute of Aging for an overview of their key research priorities for the coming years and engage in a discussion on the future of research on aging in Canada. Mar. 8, 10, 16 & 17.



How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Demystify the process of applying for funding and how the selection process works, and get concrete advice on how to get money for your research. Hosted by Public Humanities Hub - Okanagan as part of the Practical Matters Public Humanities Series. Feb. 7.


2022 Public Anthropology Speaker Series

Local, national and international speakers present their unique research and experiences related to public anthropology in areas such as Indigenous knowledge, migration, health, language, place, militarism, media, and food security. Hosted by UBCO's CE2 Lab. Ongoing Fridays until April 1.

Prizes & Recognition

Open Competitions


Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

Diane Minshall UBC Memorial Award

Named for a former UBC technician and manager, the award supports participation in conferences and meetings expressly pertaining to the welfare and conditions of research and laboratory animals. Apply by Mar. 31.


Other Internal Awards:


The Office of Research Prizes & Awards is currently offering support for the following nomination opportunities:


Other Upcoming Awards & Prizes:

Support & Resources


Advance your Research While Supporting Student Workplace Learning

NSERC's Undergraduate Student Research Awards provide up to $6k in wage subsidies to hire Canadian undergraduate students to further research full-time during summer 2022, fall 2022 or winter 2023. Application deadlines range up to Mar. 15.



Recording Available from December Research & Innovation Townhall

Watch the presentation and Q&A from Dr. Phil Barker for the December 2021 research and innovation town hall, including updates for and accomplishments from the Okanagan campus.


Support and Resources for Tri-Agency Funding Competitions

ORS (Okanagan) can provide support and/or resources for the following funding opportunities:

  • CIHR

    • Project Grant


    • Alliance

    • CREATE


    • Partnership Engage Grants

    • Partnership Grants – Stage 1


Contact the ORS research facilitation team for the latest information on grant application support services at the Okanagan campus.

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