The Office of the Vice-President Research & International and units within the portfolio offer support and services to enable researchers to pursue their research interests and priorities.

Research funding

Setting up research projects and funding

The Office of Research Services can help you to find funding opportunities, process grant applications, obtain compliance certificates and enable you to manage your research accounts.

Developing research proposals

The SPARC office offers strategic support to UBC researchers in all disciplines including a variety of professional services and resources to support development for major Tri-Council competitions.

Research grant facilitators

UBC's grant facilitation network helps researchers to develop, review and administer winning research grant proposals.

Faculty agency coordinators

Funding agency coordinators are faculty members appointed to provide information on federal funding agencies (SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR or CFI) and to provide support for research and scholarship in each area.

Research infrastructure funding

The Institutional Programs Office provides administrative and strategic support to researchers pursuing major federal, provincial and regional infrastructure awards.

Ethics and animal care

Human research ethics

Protecting human research participants is an integral component of the UBC's research program. The Office of Research Ethics helps to ensure that UBC research is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

Animal care

UBC's Animal Care Committee provides advice and training and reviews research protocols involving animals.

UBC's Animal Care Services oversees the welfare of animals used in research at UBC. This includes supervising facilities and services, providing veterinary care and providing training and education.

Access FAQs on the use of animals in research at UBC.

Developing partnerships

Partnering with industry

The University-Industry Liaison Office drafts, negotiates and administers industry-sponsored research agreements and works to create and nurture ongoing, multi-faceted relationships with industry partners.

Strategic partnership development

The SPARC office assists UBC researchers in all disciplines in developing research partnerships to access funding by building interdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams that may involve government, the private sector and the community.

The Strategic Partnerships Office helps to accelerate UBC’s innovation-focused initiatives by partnering UBC's research capacity and campus operations with private, public and/or non-governmental organizations.

International engagement

We provide strategic support to University leaders and faculty members in the creation of international partnerships and formal agreements for mobility and research collaborations.

Forming interdisciplinary partnerships

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies creates collaborative, interdisciplinary, basic research programs for scholars at all stages of their career.

Knowledge mobilization

Mobilizing research discoveries and inventions

The University-Industry Liaison Office works with researchers and external partners to maximize the impacts of their research discoveries and invent.


UBC Press is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher and publishes seventy new titles each year in a number of different fields.

New to UBC

New researcher orientation

The Office of the Vice President Research & International offers orientation for new researchers through an annual research orientation day and lunches for new and recently recruited faculty members.

Transferring projects and intellectual property

Online tools

Researcher Information Services (RISe)

RISe is a collaborative online research administration tool that allows researchers and administrators to manage applications and track approvals, certifications and awarding of funds.

Funding and support deadlines

Discover upcoming deadlines for commonly held grants at UBC. Refer to the SPARC Connects newsletter for updates on support services available for impending Tri-Council funding opportunities.

Facilities, Resources and Events Database (FRED)

FRED is an online listing of sharable research resources and contacts.

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