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

Hossein Foroozand

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (PhD)
Hydrological monitoring networks design

Rebekah Kartal

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

Sumreen Javed

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

Xinyu Cheng

Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)
Partial Differential Equations

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

Tarique Benbow

Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD)
The CB2 receptor as a potential target for Vascular Headaches
Gillian Vandekerkhove, UBC graduate student

Gillian Vandekerkhove

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