Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards

Deadline

Check with graduate program

Annual Value

various

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Masters
Doctoral
 

The Graduate Support Initiative is a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. GSI funding cannot be used as payment for employment; nor will it replace funding for TA-ships. Approximately $6.5 million in GSI funding is awarded each year across all UBC graduate programs.

 

Eligibility

Students in all fields of graduate study at the UBC-Vancouver campus are eligible to receive GSI funding, except for those enrolled in the program listed below:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Engineering (in Faculty of Applied Science)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy

GSI funding is available to both international and domestic students.

Application Procedures

GSI allocations are made to disciplinary Faculties, who in turn allocate those funds amongst their graduate programs. Faculties and graduate programs are to establish and publish criteria by which the GSI funding will be distributed amongst their graduate students. Students should refer questions regarding funding criteria and amounts to their graduate program or Faculty.

Profiles of Award Holders

Tebogo Thandie Leepile

Tebogo Thandie Leepile

Doctor of Philosophy in Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (PhD)
Is household food security associated with nutritional status of indigenous women of childbearing age and young children? The case of the San in rural Botswana.

Ehsanur Rahman

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Work function reduction of Carbon Nanotube ensemble through surface treatment for enhanced thermionic electron emission and its application in electron source and energy harvesting.
UBC graduate student Khaled Ahmed

Khaled Ahmed

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Protecting Mobile Phone Users Against Malware
Gillian Vandekerkhove, UBC graduate student

Gillian Vandekerkhove

Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Profiling circulating tumor DNA in metastatic bladder cancer

Xinyu Cheng

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)
Partial Differential Equations
UBC graduate student Priye Iworima

Priye Iworima

Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering (PhD)
Generation of functional and mature 3D islet-like clusters from pluripotent stem cells

Helena Biasibetti Brendler

Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PhD)
Mechanistic and epigenetic evaluation of aging by oxidative stress-induced toxicity in primary neural cell culture

Sumreen Javed

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD)
Understanding Role of Invadopodia in Breast Tumor metastasis via Lymphatics.

Jay Martiniuk

Master of Science in Food Science (MSc)
Metagenomic Survey of Wine Yeast Populations in Okanagan Vineyards and Wineries