Eminence Program

The UBC Okanagan Vice-Principal Research (VPR) has established the Eminence competition to provide funding to support the development of clusters of research excellence at UBC Okanagan. For the purposes of this funding competition, a cluster of research excellence is defined as an interdisciplinary network of researchers focused on addressing key challenges facing society. 

Eminence Program is specifically intended to catalyze research and knowledge creation initiatives that will be used strategically to attract further external opportunities (e.g., partnerships, grants, trainee support programs, corporate sponsorship, NGO collaborations etc.). The Eminence Program has been designed to support clusters that leverage existing strengths and are aligned with the strategic plans of the units, faculties, campus and university.

2018 Call for Proposals

Important Dates:

Notice of Intent Deadline: August 1, 2018 (4:00 pm)
Application Deadline: September 14, 2018 (4:00 pm)
Funding Start Date: November 1, 2018

Successful clusters will be required to attend a pre-award cluster workshop with the VPR Office on November 9, 2018 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Please hold this date and time in your calendars when submitting an application. 


2018 Program Guidelines
Notice of Intent template
Full application cover page


If you have questions regarding the Eminence Program, please email christine.humphries@ubc.ca.

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