Research Funding

Internal Funding

Funding for research and knowledge mobilization is available through internal programs of the Faculty of Education and UBC. You can learn about the three programs currently available below. For more information about these internal research funding opportunities, please contact:

Heather Frost
Manager, Research Support Services
Office of Research in Education (ORE)
604-822-0215

Dr. John H. M. Andrews, former Dean of Education, UBC from 1973-79, and his wife Doris Andrews have generously endowed one award offered to tenure and tenure-track faculty in the Faculty of Education. This award is designed to support educational research and development projects that have an impact on the community and make a contribution to society. The research component must have a direct impact on the community and increase our knowledge and understanding of Canadian education. The development component must be conducted in collaboration with a community educational partner. The award is based on Dr. Andrews’ belief that teachers, in practicing their profession, are called upon to relate, not just to their students, but also to parents, fellow citizens and teachers, school administration, their professional association, staff groups, governmental agencies, as well as the broad range of social and political groups in the community.

Terms of Reference

  • Members of the Faculty of Education (Assistant Professors, Associate Professor and Professors) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must clearly demonstrate how their project will have an impact on the community and increase our understanding of Canadian education.
  • The proposal must clearly identify community educational partner(s) and their roles.
  • One award valued at $5,000 will be offered. The term of the award is 12 months.
  • Successful applicants are required to write a one page summary describing the outcomes of the project for the Faculty of Education Development Office. This summary may be shared with the donor.

Deadline

Please submit complete applications by email to Heather Frost by 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4th, 2018.

To Apply

Download the complete Terms of Reference and Instructions and Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Heather Frost
Manager, Research Support Services
Office of Research in Education (ORE)
(604) 822-0215

Please note: The Faculty of Education HSS Seed Grant has been re-branded as the SSHRC Explore Grant. SSHRC has requested that beginning April 1, 2018, faculty/departmental internal grants funded through the SSHRC Institutional Grant be referred to as either SSHRC Explore or Exchange Grants. Explore Grants enable small-scale innovation and experimentation by providing modest funding to support pilot work and research projects. Exchange Grants support small-scale knowledge mobilization activities and dissemination of research results. This re-branding is intended to bring greater visibility to SSHRC.

The SSHRC Explore Grant distributes funds from UBC’s annual SSHRC Institutional Grant to maintain or strengthen research capacity and research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. The primary goal of the Explore Grant is to support high-quality Faculty of Education humanities and social sciences research by providing small funds to support early stage research activities that will lead to the development of external research funding applications.

Terms of Reference

  • Members of the Faculty of Education professoriate are eligible for this competition (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors). Only one application per principal investigator is eligible.
  • Funds are open to both newer and more established faculty.
  • Applicants with open HSS Seed Grants (unspent funds and/or project reports to be submitted) are not eligible to apply.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that include at least one of the following: opportunities for graduate student training/mentorship, collaboration within the Faculty of Education, or collaboration across disciplinary/faculty boundaries.
  • Eligible seed activities include (but are not restricted to) pilot research; field/library/archival research; and synthesis or re-analysis of data collected through previously completed projects.
  • Applicants must make a strong case for how the proposed activities will support the development of future research grant application(s).
  • The maximum value of each award will be $7,000.
  • The term of the grant is 12 months beginning from the date of the award notice. No funding extensions are available
  • Neither conference travel nor teaching buy-out are eligible expenses for this funding program.
  • Funds are not intended to complete or supplement Tri-Council or other currently funded projects.
  • Only one Explore grant per research project will be awarded.
  • Successful applicants must submit a report to the ORE by September 1, 2019 describing how they used the funds and how the project has or will lead to future external research funding applications.

Deadline

Submit complete applications by email to Heather Frost by 4 pm, Friday, May 4th, 2018.

To Apply

Download the complete Terms of Reference and Instructions and Application Form.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Frost
Manager, Research Support Services
Office of Research in Education (ORE)
(604) 822-0215

Funding for the Faculty of Education Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health is made available through a fund established by the Vancouver School Board and Jacqueline’s family and friends, and is specifically designed to carry on her passion for enhancing schools’ capacity to identify and respond to students struggling with depression and anxiety.

The primary goals of the Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health are to:

  • translate completed research into accessible forms that community stakeholders and educators can utilize, disseminate and take into the classroom and/or community with a goal of impacting practice;
  • find practical uses for completed research, for example, the production of a brochure, books, workshops, instructional materials, web sites, etc., with a clear potential for impact on practice (technology component as a tool for sharing); and
  • increase the awareness of issues relating to children’s mental health.

Terms of Reference

  • Funds are open to faculty/graduate student teams, consisting of at least one member of the Faculty of Education professoriate (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors) and one or more graduate students registered in the UBCV Faculty of Education.  The faculty member is expected to play a leadership role in the knowledge mobilization project. One grant per collaborative team project is available.
  • Graduate students who are on leave or on extension are ineligible to apply for this funding.
  • Funds are not intended to support data collection or analysis of research but rather to support activities designed to disseminate and mobilize research findings or outcomes to the community through an activity or product.
  • A total of $20,000 is available for this competition. The term of the award is 12-months from the date of notification.
  • Successful applicants are expected to communicate the results of their project to the Faculty of Education Development Office upon completion.

Deadline

Please submit complete applications by email to Heather Frost by 4:00 pm, Friday, May 4th, 2018.

To Apply

Download the complete Terms of Reference and Instructions and Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Heather Frost
Manager, Research Support Services
Office of Research in Education (ORE)
(604) 822-0215

The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia would be pleased to receive nominations for International Research Visiting Fellowships (IRVFs) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Visiting fellows will be expected to spend a minimum of three weeks between September 2018 and May 2019 to engage in high quality collaborative and innovative research with researchers in the Faculty of Education at UBC. It is expected that fellows will be internationally acclaimed scholars in their respective fields, as evident through track-records of research, scholarly publications, knowledge mobilization, major recognitions, and grant funding. It is also expected that the funds will act as a catalyst for subsequent collaborative research with UBC researchers beyond the time of their stay at UBC. Please note that these fellowships are distinct from the Faculty’s ‘Noted Summer Scholars’ program, which is geared towards teaching.

Terms of Reference

IRVF funds (up to $10,000 per award) may be used towards travel, accommodation, per diem expenses (https://finance.ubc.ca/travel/private/reconcile/private/meal-diems), and research/meeting costs. Funds are for operating expenses and cannot be used to purchase computers or equipment. As a condition of the award, it is expected that visiting fellows will give at least one research talk (open to members of the University as well as general public).

Three awards (up to $10,000/fellow) will be made available within the 2018-2019 academic year. They will be adjudicated on merit according to the evaluation criteria. Each department/school is limited to submitting two nominations for adjudication.

Deadline

Please submit complete applications by email to Heather Frost by Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

To Apply

Download the complete Call for Nominations and Application Form

For more information, please contact:

Heather Frost
Manager, Research Support Services
Office of Research in Education (ORE)
(604) 822-0215

International Research Visiting Fellowship Report Template: IRVF Report Template

External Funding

Please find below a continually updated list of research grant and award opportunities for members of the Faculty of Education professoriate. For assistance in developing applications or for more information about these programs, please contact Research Grants Facilitators Robert Olaj or Heather Frost in the Faculty’s Office of Research in Education (ORE). Click on the headings for more information.

Please note that all grant applications must abide by UBC’s research signature process and address UBC’s Indirect Costs of Research Policy.

Cofund on Sex, Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sponsor: GENDER-NET Plus

CIHR is part of an international consortium (GENDER-NET Plus), which will support research that explores the importance of sex and gender in health. GENDER-NET Plus will take the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a point of departure for the topics of this call.

Value:
The total amount available for Canadian researchers from CIHR is $1.5 million CAD, enough to fund five (5) grants. The maximum amount available is $100,000 CAD per year for up to three (3) years for a total of $300,000 CAD, per grant.

Deadlines:
Pre-proposal deadline: March 1, 2018, 5 p.m. CET
Full application deadline to CIHR: July 16, 2018
Full application deadline to Gender-Net: Mid July 2018

2018 SSHRC Insight Grant

Sponsor: SSHRC

Value: $7,000 to $400,000, 3 to 5 years

Insight Grants support research excellence in the social sciences and humanities. Funding is available to both emerging and established scholars for long-term research initiatives of three to five years.

The 2018 competition is not yet open, but please take note of the below dates.

ORE Insight Grants Overview:
June 14 | Scarfe 310 | 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM:
A primer for Education faculty new to SSHRC or those who haven’t applied to SSHRC in several years. Learn about the application, strategic proposal development tips, the scoring rational, UBC supports.
To RSVP: email Robert Olaj

ORE-SPARC Internal Peer Review Program:
  • September 4: Email complete revised application (PDF of app and Word docs) to Robert Olaj for review & feedback (voluntary)
  • September 28: Receive ORE IR feedback (latest)
Application Deadlines:
  • October 5 (10:00 AM): Deadline ORE/Kinesiology for Associate Dean/Director signature
  • October 9 (8:30 AM): Deadline ORS for RPIF + PDF copy of your full proposal
  • October 12 (8:30 AM): Deadline to hit "Submit" online through your SSHRC Portfolio
  • October 15: Deadline at SSHRC national

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