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

UBC graduate student Pranav Shrestha

Pranav Shrestha

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
Developing a point-of-care diagnostics platform

Jay Martiniuk

Master of Science in Food Science (MSc)
Metagenomic Survey of Wine Yeast Populations in Okanagan Vineyards and Wineries
UBC doctoral student Alaa Eldin Abdelaal

Alaa Eldin Abdelaal

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Multi-Modal Teaching and Learning via Demonstration for Robot-Assisted Surgery

Hassan Halawa

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Artemis: Defending Against Automated Large-Scale Cyber Intrusions by Focusing on the Vulnerable Population

Rebekah Kartal

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
The search for solidarity in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands/occupied O'odham land
Gillian Vandekerkhove, UBC graduate student

Gillian Vandekerkhove

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

Dennis Louie

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
Walking recovery after stroke using a robotic exoskeleton

Vasilii Triandafilidi

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Molecular Dynamics simulation of piezo-ionic sensors