Matching Support: Connection Grants


The Public Humanities Hub can provide in-kind support for UBC-led SSHRC Connection Grant applications in support of conferences and outreach activities showcasing Humanities research. Please see the below for eligibililty matters, and examples of in-kind contributions that PHH can offer. 

In-kind contribution Value of In-Kind contribution
Administrative staff support (e.g. logistical or event set-up, room booking assistance, marketing and promotion, peer and unit referrals for general grant support) $480-$640 (about 15-20 staff hours)
It is possible more time will be available, depending on staff workload.
Customizable conference website template $1500
Graduate student assistance for conference support (communications materials, assist with conference) $700 (about 20 GAA hours)


To ensure sufficient time for PHH to review your request before UBC internal deadlines and sponsor deadlines, please submit SSHRC Connection Grant matching support requests by the following dates. For other grants, please send us requests at least one month before sponsor deadlines. 

PHH deadline Faculty deadlines SSHRC Connection Grant deadline
September 20 October 20 (Arts)
October 20 (Law)
October 24 (Education)
November 1
December 5 January 19 (Arts)
January 19 (Law)
January 25 (Education)
February 1
March 19 April 19 (Arts)
April 19 (Law)
April 23 (Education)
May 1
May 13 June 11 (Arts)
June 7 (Law)
June 12 (Education)
June 20


The Public Humanities Hub in-kind contributions for SSHRC Connection grants will support applicants to SSHRC Connection Grants who are full-time, tenured or tenure-track UBC-V faculty members appointed to the Faculty of Arts, Education, or Allard School of Law 


The proposed event should: 

  1. Be framed and designed through critical, Public Humanities methods and scholarship;  
  2. Identify a significant knowledge advance that represents a contribution of this scholarly work; 
  3. Acknowledge that public scholarship of necessity attends to human rights and other minoritizing histories and processes that characterize public settings; 
  4. Include a Principal Investigator from the UBC-V Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, or Allard School of Law;   
  5. Represent research that is clearly designed to address exclusions to access to knowledge; systemic exclusions that restrict the potential publicness of knowledge, reflect the colonial roots of humanities knowledge, and that impact particular publics, including but not limited to, historically, persistently and systemically marginalized groups. 

Conferences Supported

Onoto Watanna’s Cattle at 100: Indomitable Women in the West During the Chinese Exclusion Era (July 27-29, 2023)

International Congress for Courtly Literature (July 24-28, 2023)

Thinking with Lauren Berlant (May 19-20, 2023)

From Universities to the UN: Navigating Colonial Institutions at the End of the World as We Know It (Apr 11, 2023)

Site-Object-Action: Rethinking Place in Chinese Visual and Material Culture (Dec 7-9, 2022)

Interactions, Exchanges, and Transformations: European Legal Traditions and their impact on the Construction of Gender in a Global Context (November 18-19, 2022)

Games in Action: interactivity / activation \ activism (Nov 4-5, 2022)

19th Triennial ACLALS Conference: Ruptured Commons (July 11-15, 2022)

International Pynchon Week (June 2022)

Media Inventories of the German Nineteenth Century workshop and roundtable (May 19-21, 2022)

Dostoevsky at 200 (Oct-Dec 2021)

Un/Predictable Environments: Politics, Ecology, Agency (May 2021)

COLLABORATION: A Digital Humanities Conference (Oct 2020)