Funding

Canadian Research Grants That Support Community Engaged Research

Below you’ll find examples of the numerous research grants that lend themselves to supporting community-engaged research. Please note that research projects that emerge from, and which are intended to be administered by, UBC’s Faculty of Education must be lead by members of the Faculty professoriate.

Faculty of Education Community Engagement Grant Program

Faculty of Education John and Doris Andrews Research & Development Award

Faculty of Education Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent

SSHRC Connections Grant

Remote Community-Based Learning Fund



Faculty of Education Community Engagement Grant Program

Value: Up to $5,000

Deadline(s): May 15, 2014. Email applications to Melinda Sam at PDCE.

Objectives: The grant money is intended to help new engagements get started and to provide projects some support when sufficient funding or resources from other sources cannot be found.

Considerations:

  • The applicant successfully demonstrates how the project is congruent with the Faculty of Education Strategic Plan.
  • The project is a scholarly, service, or teaching and learning related community engagement and not a research project that could be funded through the Office of Research in Education (ORE).
  • The applicant successfully demonstrates how the project draws on expertise unique to the Faculty of Education.
  • The applicant successfully demonstrates how the project may contribute to other kinds of collaborative engagement and how the project may advance understanding of Community Engagement.
  • The applicant describes outcomes of the project and successfully demonstrates how the project will be mutually beneficial for community and Faculty of Education partners.
  • The applicant successfully demonstrates how the project is co-constructed with community partners, which will include how the community will be meaningfully involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating the project supported.



Faculty of Education John and Doris Andrews Research & Development Award

Value: Up to $7,000

Deadline(s): March 21, 2014. Email applications to Heather Frost in the OGPR.

Objectives: Supports Faculty of Education 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.

Considerations:

  • The development component must be conducted in collaboration with a community educational partner– this takes time.
  • The community partner must provide a support letter.



Faculty of Education Jacqueline Farquhar Endowment for Children’s Mental Health

Value: Approximately $5,000.

Deadline(s): March 21, 2014. Email applications to Heather Frost in the OGPR.

Objectives:

  • 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;
  • To 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
  • To increase the awareness of issues relating to children’s mental health.

Considerations:

  • 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.



SSHRC Partnership Development Grant

Value: Up to $200,000

Deadline(s):

  • July 28: Notify Robert Olaj in the OGPR with your intention to apply
  • November 10: Deadline for internal review to the OGPR
  • November 27: UBC ORS deadline
    November 30: SSHRC deadline

Objectives: Supports research and mobilization of current research knowledge with a wide range of non-academic organizational partners. Supports development of fledgling relationships with Partners.

Considerations:

  • Partner organization contributions are not officially required, but informally expected.
  • This is a very time consuming application.
  • Partner organization representatives must engage with SSHRC’s online system, provide support letters with enumerated cash and in-kind contributions.
  • The applicant must negotiate with the Partner organizations and different levels of the Faculty (their Department, the OGPR, the Dean’s Office) for support and this takes time.
  • Requests for internal support must be coordinated through Robert Olaj in the OGPR.



SSHRC Partnership Grant Letter of Intent

Value: Up to $2.5 Million. Applicants are required to raise an additional 35% beyond that which is requested of SSHRC in Partner matching funds, which may be cash and/or in-kind.

Deadline(s):

  • October 30: Notify Robert Olaj in the OGPR with your intention to apply
  • December 7: Deadline for internal review to the OGPR
  • January 10: UBC SPARC deadline for host institution support letter (required)
  • February 15: SSHRC deadline

Objectives: Funds research and mobilization of current research knowledge with a wide range of non-academic organizational partners. Supports larger, more well-established relationships with organizational Partners.

Considerations:

  • This is an institutional grant – UBC applies – not the lead investigator. If the lead leaves, the grant stays at UBC.
  • This grant is appropriate only for established scholars only.
  • The application and management of the project is very time consuming.
  • Partner organization representatives must engage with SSHRC’s online system, provide support letters with enumerated cash and in-kind contributions.
  • An additional 35% beyond that which is requested of SSHRC is required in Partner matching funds.
  • Requests for internal support must be coordinated through Robert Olaj in the OGPR.
  • The applicant must negotiate with the Partner organizations and different levels of the Faculty (their Department, the OGPR, the Dean’s Office) for support and this takes time.



SSHRC Connections Grant

Value: $7,000 to $25,000 for events, and up to $50,000 for other outreach activities; higher amounts for outreach activities may be considered if well justified

Deadline(s):

  • OGPR Internal Review: Minimum two weeks prior to UBC ORS deadline.
  • ORS deadline: three full working days before submission
  • SSHRC deadline: Rolling – applications accepted any time (expect a 4 month turn-around).

Objectives: Supports workshops, colloquiums, conferences, forums, summer institutes or other events or outreach activities that facilitate:

  • scholarly exchanges between researchers in various fields
  • intersectoral exchanges
  • international research collaboration

Considerations:

  • Events and activities must have an open access component. Activity must have a research focus.
  • Applicants must raise as cash or in-kind 50% of that which is asked in cash of SSHRC.



Remote Community-Based Learning Fund

Value: $5,000 for projects in remote communities

Deadline(s): Applicants are welcomed on a rolling basis.

Objectives: The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Centre for Community Engaged Learning are offering funding to faculty members creating remote community-based experiential learning (CBEL) opportunities for their students. This funding is intended to support collaborations between UBC students and organizations located in BC communities outside of the Lower Mainland.