President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award

Deadline

Ongoing

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

Awards totalling approximately $4.3 million per year are provided to recognize the significant contributions of PhD students to the research activities of the university. The awards are available to all new and continuing PhD students, except those who have their tuition paid by an external sponsor*.

Award values per student will be approximately:

  • $600 per year for domestic students being assessed continuing tuition fees (year 4 and later)
  • $1,300 per year for domestic students being assessed full tuition fees (years 1-3)
  • $1,500 per year for international students.

Note: as with most graduate award funding at UBC, students are assigned this funding in three instalments - each instalment is 1/3 of the total annual amount, assigned at the beginning of each term (September, January and May) of the academic year.

*External sponsor: An external sponsor would be an Aboriginal community, employer, or government agency such as a student's home government.  A Tri-Agency award such as a CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC is not an "external sponsor".  See sponsorship billing for details.

 

Eligibility

The awards are available to all new and continuing PhD students except those who have their tuition paid by an external sponsor.

External sponsor: An external sponsor would be an Aboriginal community, employer, or government agency such as a student's home government.  A Tri-Agency award such as a CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC is not an "external sponsor".  See sponsorship billing for details.

Application Procedures

The award will be assigned automatically to eligible students; students do not need to apply.

 
 

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