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 | May 2022

Research Opportunities & Funding

New Opportunities


Genome BC & IAF

Address Genomic Innovations to Reduce Environmental Impacts

The Genomic Innovation for Regenerative Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries will fund projects that will provide genomic solutions to support the BC agriculture, food, and fisheries sectors in addressing climate change. Letter of Intent due May 10.



Accelerate the Development of Technology and Promote its Transfer to Canadian Companies

Idea to Innovation (I2I) grants support research and development projects with the potential to create technology transfer. UBCO internal deadline Jun. 23.


Develop Collaborations as part of Canada's National Quantum Strategy

Four new funding opportunities are available through the Alliance and CREATE programs to develop domestic and international collaborations in quantum science and technology. Applications are now open.



Promote Training, Research, and Connection Activities in the Social Sciences and Humanities

SSHRC’s Partnership Engage Grants provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single, non-academic partner organization from the public, private, or not-for-profit sector. UBCO internal deadline Jun. 10.


Exchange Knowledge and Engage in Outreach Activities in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. Next UBCO internal deadline Jul. 28.



Establish Your Natural Sciences or Engineering Research Program

NSERC's Discovery Grant program offers grants-in-aid for long-term research objectives of ongoing programs in the natural sciences and engineering. Notice of intent due Aug. 2. Full application due Nov. 1.


Transcend Disciplines in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
NSERC's Discovery Horizons pilot grants will fund individual or team-based projects that broadly integrate or transcend disciplines and that would benefit from a tri-agency interdisciplinary peer review. UBCO internal letter of intent deadline Jun. 13.


Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships

Support Top Talent to Come to UBC for Postdoctoral Research

UBC conducts an internal competition to endorse applications to the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship –Canada's most prestigious trainee competition for postdoctoral fellows. UBC internal application deadline Jul. 13.



Apply Your Research to Provide Potential Solutions to Defence and Security Challenges

The Innovation for Defense Excellence and Security Program has launched four new challenges under its Competitive Projects element covering a wide scope, from the arctic domain, space-based surveillance/reconnaissance and the preservation of wildlife. Proposals due May 31.


Other Opportunities


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

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

    • Oct. 2022 competition: Notice of intent Jun. 8. Internal application deadline Oct. 12.

Michael Smith Health Research BC





Workshops, Programs & Events

Workshops, Programs and Events


Community Making and Black Flourishing Through the Scarborough Charter

Engage with experts, thought leaders and activists on pathways for action on addressing anti-Black racism and promoting Black representation and flourishing in academia. Part of the Inter-Institutional Forum of the Scarborough National Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion in Canadian Higher Education in partnership with SFU. May 13 & 14.


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. May 25, Jun. 23 & Jul. 22.


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.



2022 Researcher of the Year Awards

Celebrate and recognize faculty and student researchers who have made significant contributions to research and creative scholarly activity at UBC Okanagan. May 6.


Dr. Janice Eng: It Takes a Village to Support an Academic

Hear University Killam Professor Janice Eng reflect on her 25-year-career at UBC and discuss issues relevant to early career researchers, such as increasing success in attaining grants, work-life balance and the importance of mentorship. May 17.


MedTalks: Innovations in Stroke Prevention and Management

Explore current and emerging trends in stroke prevention and management during this talk with Drs. Janice Eng and Brodie Sakakibara, part of the MedTalks series from the Southern Medical Program. May 17.


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

Research Security Workshop Series: Recordings Available

A series of engaging and thought-provoking one-hour conversations about evolving geopolitical risks and their impact on university research were held from March 30 to April 13, 2022. Recordings from the discussions are now available to view.


COVID-19 Research Site: Update or Submit your Research Project, Publication or Profile

Researchers from UBC and affiliated hospital research sites are invited to continue to submit projects and profiles or add a publication to their existing work. Submissions encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing of COVID-19-related research across the university.


Start a Conversation About Scholarly Integrity at UBC

Check out case studies, discussion resources and the self-paced Canvas course to support the responsible conduct of research in your discipline.


Submit Your Research In Focus

Share what motivates you to conduct your research, acknowledge your collaborators, or what you hope will change as a result of your work by submitting a Research in Focus profile to UBC Today.


Support and Resources for Tri-Agency Funding Competitions

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

  • CMHC

    • Housing Supply Challenge Round 3


    • Alliance


    • Connection Grants

    • Partnership Engage Grant

    • Partnership Engage Grant: Residential School Joint Initiative

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


For support with funding opportunities that fall under the defence umbrella (MINDS, IDEaS, CIMVHR, CSA, etc.) contact UBCO STAR.

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