New funding available to faculty authors to assist with publishing costs

Research Excellence | Strategy 7: Research Support
Theme: Collaboration

A message from Gail Murphy, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

Faculty members who are authors are invited to apply for a new UBC Scholarly Publication Fund, to assist with the costs of book or journal publishing in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-aligned fields. The submission deadline for the first funding competition is October 15.

Approximately $75,000 has been made available annually through the new fund, which UBC authors can apply for through a competitive process. It is intended to overcome challenges faced most acutely by early-career faculty in the social sciences and humanities and can be used towards publisher subventions and other costs such as indexing, images or copyrighted materials. 

This is a three-year pilot program, and is administered by the UBC Library with funding support from the Vice-President, Research and Innovation and the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver through the Academic Excellence Funds. It will support a number of strategies identified in the UBC strategic plan, including Research Excellence Strategy 7: Research Support; and Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange

Eligible publications must be directly aligned with the General Guidelines for Eligibility of Subject Matter for SSHRC and Eligibility of Applications Related to Health. 

Full details on the Scholarly Publication Fund and the application process can be found at https://scholcomm.ubc.ca/ubc-scholarly-publication-subvention-fund