Internal Grants


The Faculty of Arts Research Awards are to assist graduate students (PhD and MA) based in the Faculty in research directly associated with their degree program. Funds can be used for travel and direct research expenses.


GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS UP TO $1,000

Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 9:00 am Pacific Time
Terms of Reference and Instructions
Application Form
Research Project Information Form (RPIF)

Please submit applications to artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca or to:

Heather Joan Tam
Faculty of Arts
Office of the Dean
Buchanan A240
1866 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – Zone 1

The Dean of Arts is pleased to announce the Arts Research Abroad (ARA) program. Funded by a generous gift from donors who wish to remain anonymous, the Faculty of Arts, and Go Global, the ARA program sponsors two types of advanced research-intensive courses:

Option 1: Global Seminars  (15-20 students)

Courses are typically taught by faculty onsite, at an international location that is related to the course content.  In some cases, a portion of the Global Seminar may be taught on campus prior to or after the in-country component of the course.

Option 2: International Service Learning Courses  (15-20 students)

Courses are typically taught on campus, with students traveling to an international location after completion of a portion of the course to participate in a field placement related to the course content.  During the field placement, students engage in research related to the course content, as service for a community organization; academic preparation is critical to the research-related service activities that students undertake in the field.  In some cases, faculty travel to the international location to participate in a mid-placement workshop with students.  Courses may resume on campus following the field placement to facilitate students’ ability to integrate the course content and their field experiences.

Advanced research-intensive courses are defined as courses that enable students to engage with the research positions and research practices of their discipline.  Students work collegially with faculty to produce a potential contribution to knowledge in the field.  Accordingly, the defining criterion of advanced research-intensive courses is not that students travel abroad and conduct research, but that students’ inquiries in the discipline result in new knowledge that could be shared with others in the field.  For example, students could present a paper related to their research at a conference.  Alternatively, students could participate in material practice or professional immersion, such as fieldwork, a practicum, or a performance project.

With the support of their Department Head, faculty should submit an application to ARA’s multidisciplinary adjudication committee.  The application should include a course syllabus that documents readings, research activities, and learning assessments (e.g., assignments); a travel itinerary that indicates field visits, research-related service sites, and other important elements of the travel plan; and a budget that is developed in consultation with Go Global or International Service Learning staff (see below).  Each year, the ARA program is expected to support seven courses.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for submission of proposals to the Arts Research Abroad (ARA) program is June 16th, 2017.

Course Planning and Application Preparation:

As faculty begin to conceptualize their course, they should contact Go Global or International Service Learning staff to discuss and develop their course.  As international education professionals, Go Global and International Service Learning staff:

  • provide support with planning and implementation (e.g., integration of best practices in international education, student recruitment and advising, student safety and risk management, emergency response training).
  • assist with financial matters (e.g., budget development, collection of student fees, payment of facility deposits, submission of travel claims).
  • provide information about and contacts for international partner universities and organizations.

For Global Seminars, a consultation meeting can be booked with Go Global staff, Shareen Chin and Nazlyn Pirani, at go.global@ubc.ca.  For International Service Learning Courses, a consultation meeting can be booked with International Service Learning staff, Tamara Baldwin, at tamara.baldwin@ubc.ca.

ARA Application Form (for Courses and Travel in 2018):

ARA Application Form (Word)

ARA Application Form (PDF)

Helpful Links:

For further information on the ARA program, please contact Marcy Caouette, Dean of Arts Office, at arts.awards@ubc.ca.

The Faculty of Arts Research grants are funded through the SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) program and are based on the amount of SSHRC funding received by the Faculty.

The Arts Research Grant provides support to faculty in need of seed funding for collaborative research and for small projects. Funding is available for approximately 20 research grants.


RESEARCH GRANTS UP TO $4,000

Deadline: March 1st
Terms of Reference and Instructions 
Application Form

Please submit application by email to pam.forsberg@ubc.ca or to:

Pamela Forsberg
Grant Facilitator
Office of the Dean
Buchanan Block A, Room 240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1

The Arts Workshop & Visiting Speaker Grant provides funding to help defray the costs of organizing a workshop or to cover the expenses of a visiting scholar. Funding is available for approximately 20 workshop or visiting speaker grants.


WORKSHOP & VISITING SPEAKER GRANTS UP TO $2,000

Deadlines: January 4th, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st
Terms of Reference and Instructions 
Application Form

Please submit application by email to pam.forsberg@ubc.ca or to:

Pamela Forsberg
Grant Facilitator
Office of the Dean
Buchanan Block A, Room 240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1

The Arts International Conference Travel Grant is designed to supplement costs for travel to international conferences for researchers working in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Funding is available for approximately 40 travel grants.


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS UP TO $2,000

Deadlines: April 1st and October 1st
Terms of Reference and Instructions 
Application Form

Please submit application by email to pam.forsberg@ubc.ca or to:

Pamela Forsberg
Grant Facilitator
Office of the Dean
Buchanan Block A, Room 240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1

AURA provides funding to Arts Faculty members that enables them to hire Arts undergraduate research assistants for work on start-up or continuing research projects. By participating in these projects, AURA-funded assistants contribute to and learn about scholarly inquiry. Here are just a few projects that have been funded by AURA:

  • Analyzing Musqueam history through the study of archaeological data;
  • Researching the origins of sovereign debt in sixteenth-century Spain;
  • Researching for a new edition of the Dictionary of Canadian English;
  • Parent-adolescent conversation and psycho-physiological responses;
  • Screening movies in Vancouver 1898-1929;
  • Globalization and Canadian Youth in the 1970s;
  • The uses of a Chinese martyr: Yue Fei in history and memory;
  • Assessing the social and neighbourhood-level determinants of obesity in New York City;
  • The role of interaction in infant language acquisition;
  • Outsourcing of clinical trials to India and the problem of therapeutic misunderstanding;
  • An annotated filmography of Latin America on screen.

We are pleased to announce that funding for this program remains a priority for Arts. Once again, we invite faculty to imagine collegial roles in research for undergraduates.For more information, contact Adam Jelley.

Please submit applications to

AURA Award
Office of the Dean
Buchanan Block A, Room 240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1
arts.awards@ubc.ca

Download Application Form

2017 Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Research Awards (AURA)
APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS

2017 AURA Application and Instructions

2017 AURA Application and Instructions

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Grantholder Eligibility

To be eligible to hold an AURA grant, the principal investigator and all co-investigators must have a UBC Instructor appointment or higher, and the length of the contract must exceed the end date of the AURA grant (normally August 31st).

Deadline: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Dean of Arts Faculty Research Awards for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors in the Faculty of Arts. These awards are to allow research faculty one semester to concentrate entirely on research without teaching or administrative duties.


DEAN OF ARTS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS

Deadline: March 10, 2017
Terms of Reference and Instructions
Application Form

Please submit application by email to artsadmin.rc@ubc.ca or to:

Heather Joan Tam
Assistant to the Associate Deans - Research & Graduate Studies / Communications & Innovation
Buchanan A240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – Zone 1

The Work Learn program provides funding to Arts Faculty members that enables them to hire International Arts undergraduate research assistants for work on start-up or continuing research projects. By participating in these projects, Work Learn-funded assistants contribute to and learn about scholarly inquiry.

Please note, this is the Arts Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award which differs significantly from the Work Learn Program, which supports and subsidizes student work experiences. For more information or questions, please contact Adam Jelley.

Please submit applications to

Adam Jelley
Office of the Dean
Buchanan Block A, Room 240
1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
Campus Mail – ZONE 1

or by e-mail to arts.awards@ubc.ca

Download Application Form

2017 Arts Work Learn International Undergraduate Research Award
APPLICATION FORM & INSTRUCTIONS

2017 Application and Instructions

2017 Application Instructions

Eligibility

The principal investigator and all co-investigators must have a UBC Faculty appointment and the length of the contract must exceed the end of the award date (normally August 31st).

Deadline: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016