The PHH-O fosters research excellence and develops humanities collaborations with public-facing research and programming.

Public Humanities Hub Research Incubator Grants

The Public Humanities Hub at UBC O invites applications for a Public Humanities Research Grant, with a value of $15,000 (three grants will be awarded). This grant supports Public Humanities research and may be held by one researcher or a research team. The Incubator Grants provide funds to support early stage interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research activities that will maintain or strengthen research capacity and research excellence and, importantly, advance public-facing knowledge in the humanities.

Priority themes include, but are not limited to:

  • Global Race, Anti-Racism & Social Justice Humanities
  • Environmental/Climate, Land & Place-Based Humanities
  • Health, Body, & Dis/Ability Humanities
  • Critical Digital Humanities, Multiple Materialities & New Publics
  • Justice, Public Memory, & Narrative Humanities

The grant can be used to support workshops, research collaborations, as well as new research projects.

  • Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Value: $15,000/grant
  • Eligibility: UBC-O Faculty members (tenured/tenure track) in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Faculty of Arts and Science (FASS)
  • Submission guidelines:
    • Summary of Research Project (max. 1 page)
    • Budget Justification (max. 1 page)
    • C.V. of Principal Investigator(s)

Applications due March 4, 2024 via email to Mackenzie Nichol :

Past Funding Initiatives

The PHH-O has funded a number of projects since its start in 2019. View some of the previously funded projects. Below is a list of previous funding initiatives.

The Research Engagement Fund supports high quality, faculty-led research dissemination activities designed to engage participation within and/or beyond the university. The principal objective is to extend the reach of existing research or to advance researchers’ capacity to build that reach.

Proposals must demonstrate at least one of the following forms of engagement: student or faculty participation; participation of non-UBC affiliated faculty or students; or external community engagement.

Value: up to $6,000
Deadline: November 1, 2021 or January 31, 2022
Duration: 12 months

This grant is meant to support research-related workshops expected to benefit the broader public of scholars, students, and/or community members in humanities and social sciences fields at UBC Okanagan.

Value: up to $15,000
Deadline: November 1, 2021
Duration: 12 months (with option to extend for publication costs)

The objective of the Public Humanities Hub Impact Award (PHIA) is to stimulate humanities research that engages the public through five stipends of $3,000 each.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021

The objective of the Public Humanities Hub Joint Fellowship (PHJF) is to allow a faculty member at UBC Okanagan to partner with a scholar from another institution to collaborate on a year-long humanities project with clear potential for impact in the Okanagan Valley (e.g. a summer institute, school resources or exhibition). PHJF from other institutions are expected to visit UBC Okanagan as part of their project

The PHJF aims to build capacity in the public humanities on this campus, improve the visibility of the humanities in the Okanagan, strengthen our reputation abroad, and lead to further collaborative research projects. Where appropriate, the PH Joint Fellowship program would be aligned with the Reichwald Visiting Scholar and other campus programs.