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 | June 2022

Research Opportunities & Funding

New Opportunities



Share Your Input About Respectful and Equity-Oriented Collection and Use of Disaggregated Data

UBC Health invites researchers to identify resources that can support them in applying respectful and equity-addressing principles in collecting and using disaggregated data. Feedback deadline Jun. 30.


Launch Your Social Sciences and Humanities Research or Scholarship at UBC

The Hampton New Faculty Grant supports the early stages of research programs for

assistant, associate and full professors new to UBC who were hired in the last 24 months. Apply by Sep. 1.



Undertake High-Risk, High-Reward and Interdisciplinary Research

NFRF's Exploration Stream seeks to inspire innovative projects not easily supported through funding opportunities currently offered by the Tri-Agencies. Notice of intent due Jun. 28. Full application due Sep. 13.


Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Collaborate to Deliver Near-Term Climate Mitigation or Adaptation Solutions

PICS' Opportunity Projects Program encourages research teams to take bold but calculated risks in pursuit of high-impact results in climate change mitigation or adaptation. Funding of up to $180,000 is available per project. Full proposal deadline Aug. 3.



Address Complex Issues and Further Collective Understanding with Social Sciences or Humanities Research

SSHRC's Insight Grants support emerging and established scholars to undertake research initiatives of two to five years with award values ranging between $7000 and $400,000. Full application due Oct. 1.


Help Identify Barriers to Accessibility in SSHRC Programs

Researchers from a wide range of lived experiences and personal identifications, including regional and linguistic diversities, are invited to join SSHRC's Committee to Address Barriers to Accessibility. Expressions of interest are due Jun. 9.


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.


Review internal deadlines and procedures on the IPO website for all CFI funding opportunities to ensure timely submission.

Michael Smith Health Research BC







Workshops, Programs & Events

Workshops, Programs and Events


Virtual Environments on Sockeye

Learn about virtual environments, discuss use-cases, and understand how to use tools such as Conda and Virtualenv as part of your research workflows on UBC ARC Sockeye. Jun. 9.


CIHR Trainees in Health Research Information Session

Get an overview of the relevant policies, tips for applicants, guidelines on how to submit an application, and other relevant information on CIHR programs. Jun. 14, 15 & 16.


NFRF Exploration Information Session

Strategic advice and an overview of the basics of the NOI summary and the full application to prepare for the 2022 competition. Jun. 15.


SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop for New Applicants

Hear an overview of the Insight Grant’s objectives and application modules, some starting points and tips for a successful application, and observations on recent funding trends. Jun. 15.


SSHRC Insight Grant Workshop for Reapplicants

Learn how to analyze your 2021 feedback, review the evaluation criteria and adjudication process, and receive strategic advice for developing a competitive resubmission. Jun. 16.


NSERC Alliance Grant Information Session

Get an overview of the Alliance program and the additional streams that are now available, and receive strategic advice from UBC faculty holding an Alliance grant. Jun. 20.


CIHR Project Grant Insights from Peer Review Webinar

Learn from UBC faculty who sit on CIHR Project Grant Peer Review Committees as you begin developing a Fall 2022 submission. Jun. 22.


Managing Research Funds Workshop Series

Join this workshop series, geared toward principal investigators and research administrators, on tools and resources available to support you in managing and accessing your research funds. Jun. 23 & Jul. 22.


SSHRC Insight Grant 2022 Grant Writing Boot Camps

Join an interactive, three-hour boot camp session that includes examples of successful grants, writing prompts, Q&A, and dedicated time for participants to work on drafting their proposal, with one-on-one and group support from UBC research development officers. Jul. 19, 20, 21 & Aug. 25.

Prizes & Recognition

Open Competitions




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

Other Upcoming Awards & Prizes:

Support & Resources

Support and Resources for Tri-Agency Funding Competitions

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

  • CIHR

    • Project Grant

  • NFRF


    • Alliance

    • Discovery Horizons


    • Partnership Engage Grant

    • Insight Grants

See the SPARC website for the latest updates to grant development services as well as related workshops or contact SPARC. Researchers from UBCO should contact the ORS research development team.

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