Research Facilitation

 

ORS workshop

Our Services

  • Criteria Review*

We review your application and offer suggestions designed to enhance the  its response to evaluation criteria and meet best practices for a given program. Unless otherwise posted, please submit to us at least 10 days before the internal grant application deadline.

  • Editorial Review*

A close read that focuses on flow, structure, syntax and grammar and helps polish a nearly complete application. Unless otherwise indicated for a specific program, please submit to the relevant Research Development Officer at least 10 days before internal deadline for editorial review.

*In many cases, criteria and editorial review will be conducted simultaneously.

  • Technical Review

This visual scan through a completed application checks for issues with formatting such as headers, pagination, font, budget, and correct module uploads. Unless otherwise indicated for a specific program, submit a PDF of the complete application to the relevant Research Development Officer by the internal deadline.

  • Program-specific resources for major funding opportunities, including workshops, writing retreats, one-on-one consultations, templates and guides for developing budgets including ICR rates.
  • Access to UBC system-wide resources for major funding opportunities, including  Sample Grant Library, UBC Peer Review, Institutional Programs Office (IPO).
  • Coordinating with the Vancouver campus’s Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) team for internal peer review on major Tri-agency competitions
  • Liaising with funding agencies to clarify program terms and confirm project, team and research eligibility for major funding programs.
  • Collaborating to support inter and multi-disciplinary programs (i.e. NFRF), large network and team grants, and/or major strategic grants.
  • Assisting with development of effective EDI plans and integration of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) considerations in funding proposals.

ORS Support

Health research facilitation at UBCO is primarily offered for Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and Michael Smith Health Research BC (MSHR-BC) programs. Support for non-CIHR sponsored programs, other health, or non-profit health funding competitions is available as capacity permits. Please contact us if you would like support for an opportunity not listed below.


Co-developed and additional resources are available via the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) office at the UBC-Vancouver Campus.

Note: UBC resources are intended for UBC researchers only. Please do not circulate.

Research Facilitation at UBCO for the Natural Sciences and Engineering is principally offered for Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSERC) programs, but as capacity permits, support is available for any competition within the natural sciences and engineering domain. Please contact the RDO below if you would like support for an opportunity not listed.

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Alliance Grants

Risk Assessment Form

Support

  • We strongly recommended you connect with your Research Development Officer (RDO) in advance of writing an Alliance application to confirm accurate cost-sharing calculations, as these determine the length of a proposal.
  • If you would like a criteria or editorial review, please provide your RDO with at least two weeks’ notice. Note that reviews are subject to availability, and during peak season (September to October), turnaround times may be longer.
  • All Alliance grants receive a technical review prior to submission to NSERC and generally after the RPIF has been signed by ORS. If you would like to receive a technical review before RPIF signatures, please contact your RDO once all documents (including partner forms) have been uploaded on NSERC’s online system.
  • For Alliance-Accelerate applications, please reach out to a Mitacs representative in addition to your RDO.

Discovery Grants

Support

  • Facilitation schedule, guides and resources – coming soon

Research Tools and Instruments

Support

  • Support for Research Tools and Instruments applications is limited to administrative questions between September and October.
  • Criteria and editorial reviews are available in the spring and summer, as capacity permits.
  • Online resources – coming soon

Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program

Support

  • UBC is permitted to submit six (6) proposals to the NSERC CREATE LOI competition. There is an internal competition supported by the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) office to select LOIs.
  • LOIs are initially due in mid-to-late February and applicants will receive feedback from the Internal Selection Committee in the first week of March. The RDO can work with you to revise your LOI ahead of a final internal submission in mid-March.
  • The RDO will work with UBCO applicants that are selected to submit an LOI in April to submit a final LOI to NSERC in May.
  • An individual support schedule will be established for applicants who are selected to submit a full application.

Co-developed and additional resources are available via the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) office at the UBC-Vancouver Campus.

Note: UBC resources are intended for UBC researchers only. Please do not circulate.


Natural Sciences and Engineering support spans NSERC and industry opportunities, and often involves significant coordination with the University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO), UBC Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) team, and designated UBCO Mitacs representatives.

Research Facilitation at UBCO for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Creative Practice is principally offered for Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) programs.  Formally scheduled support is offered annually for each cycle of Insight and Insight Development Grants.  Support for other SSRHC programs and non-SSHRC sponsored applications are available through one-on-one consultations.

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Insight Grant

Support

 

Insight Development Grant

Support

Resources

 

Partnership Engage Grant

 

Partnership Development Grant

 

Partnership Grant

Partnership Grants are institutional programs and applicants must consult with Research Development Officers in order to be eligible to apply.

 

Connection Grant

 


Co-developed and additional resources are available via the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) office at the UBC-Vancouver Campus.

Note: UBC resources are intended for UBC researchers only. Please do not circulate.

Research facilitation for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary competitions is principally offered for the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) competitions. Support for non-NFRF competitions is available by contacting any of the Research Development Officers and is available as capacity allows.

New Frontiers in Research Fund
Eminence Program (VPRI internal funding opportunity – contact Internal Programs Manager)

Support

  • NFRF-E Support Schedule – coming soon
  • Online resources – coming soon

Considerations of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are increasingly important in funding applications. For one-on-one support, please contact the relevant Research Development Officer(s) related to the grants you are developing.

Support

Resources

Additional VPRI Portfolio Support

Institutional program support is available throughthe Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation for major federal, provincial and regional research awards, including the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) and Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan). Support is also available for large-scale institutional research projects and the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program.

Contact Institutional Programs Officer

We work closely with our UBC Vancouver colleagues in the Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC) office to support research development and grant funding applications.