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 57 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.

External funding also signifies the research success of our faculty. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Faculty of Arts received over $22 million through over 700 research grants. Two faculty members received over $2 million each through the SSHRC Partnership Grant program alone.

Since the 2011 introduction of the SSHRC Insight Grants and SSHRC Insight Development Grants programs, our faculty’s success rate has remained highly stable, and is consistently higher than the 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 the Grants Facilitator.


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