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Member Funding Opportunities

Language Sciences has funds available to UBC-based members in three funding streams (details below).  

In each stream, members are encouraged to reach out to colleagues outside their own departments and disciplines. There is no minimum funding request; funds may be used to help support and facilitate preliminary brainstorming meetings with colleagues both at and outside UBC.  Language Sciences staff and leadership are always happy to discuss and workshop ideas for funding requests in early stages.  Reach out to Ella Fund-Reznicek at language.sciences@ubc.ca with questions.

Research Seed Funding (Direct Research Costs)

LangSci Research Seed Funds are funds committed by Language Sciences’ governing faculties (Arts, Medicine, Science, and Education, as well as Applied Science through 2021).  Requests are:

  • capped at $5,000 in 2021-2022
  • accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted
  • reviewed and approved by the LangSci Steering Committee

Requests can be submitted by web form here or via email to language.sciences@ubc.ca using this Word form.

LangSci Member Funding (Indirect Research Costs - Knowledge Mobilization/Exchange, Grant Development Support, Workshops and Symposia, )

LangSci member funds are sourced from LangSci’s 2021 Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters and its Global Research Excellence Institute Funding.  Funds may be used to cover costs of workshops and symposia, Requests are:

  • capped at $8,000
  • accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted
  • reviewed and approved by the LangSci Steering Committee

Requests can be submitted by web form here or via email to language.sciences@ubc.ca using this Word form.

Training Funds

Training funds are available through LangSci’s 2021 Grant for Catalyzing Research Clusters and its Global Research Excellence Institute Funding.  They are intended to help support students visiting research labs either at UBC or at other institutions, or take part in other interdisciplinary skills training opportunities outside UBC.  Appropriate use of funds include airfare and room and board. These funds may not be used to support travel to conferences, workshops, or symposia, nor may they be used to support direct costs of research, including research supplies and subject recruitment.

If funds are awarded, a written report must be submitted following the activity, detailing how the funds were used and the outcome/s of the activity.  Spending should adhere to the UBC Expenditure Guidelines, especially with regard to travel expenses.

Requests are capped at $3,000, and can be submitted via web form here. If you have questions regarding eligible uses of funds or other concerns, please email language.sciences@ubc.ca.