Graduate Research Stipend


Submissions accepted throughout the year

Annual Value



Permanent Resident

Degree Level


To support the research undertaken by UBC students who are unable to travel to Canada, an alternative to appointing students as a Graduate Research Assistant is available to allow supervisors to provide funding to these graduate students: through the assignment of a Graduate Research Stipend via UBC's student award system, a stipend payment is made to the student’s UBC tuition account; when deposited, the funds will be applied against any tuition / fees owed and any funds in excess of fees will be provided to the student as a lump-sum payment. 

This funding mechanism is subject to the conditions of funding that already apply to all graduate research stipends. Faculty supervising graduate students remain responsible for ensuring that all UBC research activity, regardless of where it is undertaken, is conducted to the highest scientific, ethical, and professional standards, and in accordance with UBC policies on Scholarly Integrity (SC6), Research (LR2), and any other University policy that is relevant to the work that the graduate student will be undertaking. If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact

To provide GRS funding to a student, supervisors submit information about the funding and the student through an online Qualtrics survey, accessible via this link

Should there be any questions about providing the GRS, the supervisor will be contacted by the College of Graduate Studies (UBCO) or the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UBCV). Once funding eligibility has been confirmed, the College of Graduate Studies (UBCO) or the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (UBCV) will contact the student with details of the funding and instructions on how to receive the funds. 

Further details regarding the submission process and related policies can be found in the Qualtrics survey linked above. Context for originally establishing the GRS funding mechanism can be found in the memo attached below. Should you have any questions about the process, please contact Nathan Sletten (UBCO - or Brendan Morey (UBCV –


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