Accepting applications for 2023/24 Campus as a Living Lab (CLL) competition

People and Places | Strategy 3: Thriving Communities
Theme: Innovation

UBC’s Campus as a Living Lab is a collaborative framework for researchers, students, staff and external partners to leverage the campus to explore, develop and test new ideas, and to share the knowledge gained from these experiences.

In 2023, UBC Campus as a Living Lab will expand the annual CLL Fund Competition into a one-time Campus Living Lab Grand Challenge responding to the urgent and critical need to accelerate our collective response to the climate emergency.

The CLL Grand Challenge will proved seed funding totalling:

  • $500,000 for projects at the UBC Vancouver Campus; and
  • $250,000 for projects at the UBC Okanagan Campus

The CLL Grand Challenge 2023 is supported by annual Campus Living Lab Funds, and a one-time gift from the UBC Presidential Priority Fund. 

Each campus-based competition is open to faculty and staff at the respective campus. All project must be led by an academic faculty member and a senior staff member.

Proposals must connect to at least one recommendation in the UBC 2021 Climate Emergency Task Force Report.

A Notice of Intent is due on September 18, 2023, with full applications due in November.

Please visit the Campus as a Living Lab website to learn more about this funding opportunity.

Through Strategy 3: Thriving Communities, UBC is committed to supporting the ongoing development of sustainable, healthy and connected campuses and communities.