The Faculty of Arts at UBC is internationally renowned for research in the social sciences, humanities, professional schools and creative and performing arts. As a research-intensive faculty, Arts is a leader in the creation and advancement of knowledge and understanding. Scholars in the Faculty of Arts form cross-disciplinary partnerships, engage in knowledge exchange, and apply their research locally and globally.

Our faculty members have won Guggenheim Fellowships, Humboldt Fellowships and major disciplinary awards. We have had 39 faculty members elected to the Royal Society of Canada, and several others win Killam Prizes, Killam Research Fellowships, Emmy Awards, Juno Awards, and Order of Canada awards. In addition, Arts faculty members have won countless book prizes, national disciplinary awards and international disciplinary awards.

The research success of our faculty is also signaled by external funding. Grant dollars awarded from the three major federal national research councils have increased steadily since 2000. In the 2009-2010 academic year, the Faculty of Arts received more than $20 million through approximately 700 research grants.

UBC ranked number one in SSHRC grants nationally according to Macleans‘ 2010 rankings. Over the past six years our faculty members’ success rate for SSHRC Standard Research Grants has been highly stable at 51%, which is consistently higher than the 38% national success rate.

For a list of internal awards and national and international funding agencies, please visit ‘Funding Opportunities’. For those who are interested in applying for funding, please review UBC’s application procedures, or contact your Grants Facilitator.

Pam Forsberg
Grants Facilitator
Faculty of Arts/Office of Research Services
University of British Columbia
ph: 604-822-4003
email: pforsber(at)

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