Matching Support


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 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
Hub director consultation regarding proposal feedback, the academic focus of the event, or developing public-facing aspects to the conference $1000 (5 hours)
Graduate student assistance for conference support (add content to website, 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 22 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
June 19 July 19 (Arts)
July 19 (Law)
July 24 (Education)
August 1


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)


The Public Humanities Hub can also provide some matching funds towards Mitacs research, training, and internship programs led or facilitated by UBC Humanities scholars. Please contact the Hub director, Mary Bryson, to describe your project and request matching funds.

If you are looking for any other kinds of matching support for other grant programs, please email us to describe your request.