Scholarship and Award Opportunities: CGS-M Masters

Date & Time

Monday, 28 October 2019
10:00 to 12:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

This session will provide a detailed overview of the CGS-M award competition*, including advice on writing a successful application. Eligibility criteria for major funding agencies will be reviewed, as well as application procedures and tips for putting together a strong application. A faculty member will provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

* Please note that this funding opportunity is open to students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The CGS-M award competition is open to students who are Canadian citizens and permanent residents. International students are not eligible to apply. International students may attend this session if they may want tips for putting together a strong application.

Who should attend?

(i) 4th year undergraduate students planning to pursue a full-time, research-based master’s program or

(ii) 1st year full-time, research-based master’s students.

Bring questions and become informed about the upcoming competitions.


Dr. Julian Dierkes is the Associate Dean, Funding, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is responsible for providing academic leadership in graduate student funding, liaising with external agencies and donors, promoting student success in award competitions, and supporting programs in their responsibilities related to student financial support. He is an Associate Professor and Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research in UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Brendan Morey is the Assistant Dean, Student Administration and Awards, in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, with many years of experience overseeing scholarship competitions and collaborating with funding agencies across Canada.

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, October 7 at 9:00 am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.