Research Cluster Grants

Fostering collaboration is a central priority in UBC’s new strategic plan. The Public Humanities Hub offers support for interdisciplinary research cluster development among Humanities scholars in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Education at UBC-V and encourages these clusters, once established, to seek additional funding in the form of VPRI-funded Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters  or SSHRC.

Seeking funding to support a research cluster?

The Public Humanities Hub Research Cluster grants are intended to promote research activity and collaboration among humanities scholars at UBC and beyond; to help collaborators leverage funding to secure additional support; and to foster more public-facing sharing of research. A total of up to $80,000 will be awarded in this year’s competition, ideally to 3 or 4 clusters.

Ready to apply for additional research cluster funding?

Talk to us about how to apply for VPRI-funded Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters and SSHRC grants that fund collaborative research projects. The Hub can put you in touch with successful applicants who can provide feedback on your application.

Want to start a cluster?

Would you like to organize a meeting with other UBC humanities scholars who might be interested in forming a research cluster, applying for a grant, etc? Let us know! The Hub can reach out to potentially interested scholars; book a venue; take meeting minutes; and, if desired, photograph or record your meeting.

Application: Public Humanities Hub Research Clusters 2023-25

Deadline: Monday, March 6, 2023
Tenure of award: April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2025

Appendix (Word)
Terms of Reference (PDF) (Word)
Research Project Information Form (RPIF) (PDF)

Application Procedures
Please complete the online application form and upload PDF or Word files of the appendix containing the Team Members list and Budget Justification, current UBC CVs of all Cluster members, and a Research Project Information Form for the Principal Investigator, signed by the Principal Investigator and your Department/Unit Head by March 6, 2023.

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