Research Support

Internal grants

Sauder grants

Name Amount Deadlines  Managed by
Exploratory Research Grants Program Up to $10,000 for 12 months (July 1st, 2020 – June 30, 2021) June 1, 2020  Jessie Lam in Sauder Dean’s Office at
Objective: Support early-stage or innovative research that will lead to applications for substantial external funding.

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must be a tenured or tenue track faculty member. Preference will be given to junior faculty member and faculty members who do not currently have research funding from non-Sauder sources.

UBC/Sauder Bridge Funding Program 
Minimum of $5000 funding ($2500 from VPRI/SPARC plus matching fund from Sauder up to $2,500 ) June 15, 2020 (Insight Grant)

September 15, 2020 (Partnership Development Grant)

October 1, 2020
Insight Development Grant 

October 15, 2020
Partnership Grant 


Danica Kell, SSH Research Development Officer (

Objective: Support researchers that wish to improve and re-submit applications that were unsuccessful in the preceding SSHRC competition cycle.

Eligibility: Applicants must be from an application to SSHRC adjudicated in a previous year that will be re-submitted to the following SSHRC competition cycle.




UBC grants

UBC SPARC Office provide support for applications (starting early June). John Ries and Jessie Lam are also available for advice and support. Samples of successful applications are available from the Dean’s office.

Name Amount Deadlines  Managed by

Hampton Fund Research Grant (New Faculty Award)

Application Form

Up to $10,000 
for 2 years maximum
September 1, 2020 by 4:00pm (PST) UBC SPARC:
Danica Kell, Research Development Officer | 604.822.8778
Objective: To help tenure-track Assistant Professors in the early stages of their careers establish their initial research programs.

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator must be a tenue-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor that began no more than 18 months before the application deadline.

Hampton Fund Research Grant(Established Scholar Award)

Application Form 


Up to $10,000 
for 2 years maximum
Danica Kell, Research Development Officer | 604.822.8778
Objective: Help Associate and Full Professors who do not currently hold SSHRC funding and whose projects require additional development in order to be competitive for SSHRC funding.

Eligibility: The Principal Investigator at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must not currently hold SSHRC funding. Applicants to the October 2019 Insight Grant Competition are not eligible to apply.

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