Active Programs

The PWIAS has funded four new Working Groups, focusing on how COVID-19 affects our society in areas such as personal privacy, higher education, epidemiology, and religion.

Virtual Roundtables will support interdisciplinary working groups comprised of international scholars and non-academic participants, drawn from multiple disciplines.

Open Call
Funding of up to $20,000 is available for new interdisciplinary groups working to produce publications that take a systems approach towards understanding and addressing the root causes of our society's many interlocking crises and challenges.

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Wall Scholars Research Award is available to full-time, tenured or tenure-track UBC faculty members, to spend one year in residence at the Peter Wall Institute, in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Institute has temporarily suspended funding new International Research Roundtables that involve international travel and in-person meetings.


The Institute provides support to invite outstanding international scholars to work collaboratively with UBC faculty members on innovative research.

This program seeks projects exploring immediate solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences to society. Outcomes should aim to implement such solutions through collaborations with community partners.