Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are particularly for graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students.
Name Deadline Description
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Wednesday, 1 May 2019 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 01 May 2019 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 3 May 2019 A $4,000 prize has been established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila (2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate) for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Wednesday, 8 May 2019 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Friday, 10 May 2019 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
DEGIRS Bursary Friday, 10 May 2019 The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or professional geoscience in the resource sector.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Thursday, 16 May 2019 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Monday, 20 May 2019 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Thursday, 23 May 2019 The IDRC Doctoral Research Award support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 24 May 2019 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
UBC Public Scholars Award Friday, 24 May 2019 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 24 May 2019 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely late April to mid-May) The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Friday, 24 May 2019 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Monday, 27 May 2019 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 31 May 2019

First of four deadlines for Fall 2019 Graduation

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2019 Graduation

Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Monday, 3 June 2019 The Royal Canadian Legion offers an annual entrance scholarship of $30,000 ($15,000/year for 2 years) to a Master’s level student specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 07 June 2019

Second of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in summer 2019 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 14 June 2019

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2019.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 14 June 2019 These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Biological Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2020 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and the Social Sciences.)
Application for September degree granting and November Congregation opens. Friday, 14 June 2019

Application for September 2019 degree granting and November 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until August 16 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in summer 2019 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2019 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Friday, 28 June 2019 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 28 June 2019 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Friday, 28 June 2019 Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Sunday, 30 June 2019 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Sunday, 30 June 2019 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Future Forests Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time An annual $70,000 fellowship has been established by the Moss Rock Park Foundation. This prestigious fellowship will be awarded to an incoming PhD student in the Faculty of Forestry whose intended studies fit within one of the following areas of excellence within the Faculty: Forest Products Biotechnology; Bioenergy; Forest Genomics; Climate Change; Urban Forestry; Forest Management; Conservation; Forested Landscapes; Salmon Ecology; Forest Health; Forests and Indigenous Peoples; Forests and Human Health. The fellowship holder will receive this funding for up to four years and only one student may be in receipt of the fellowship at a time. The fellowship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
International Doctoral Fellowship No longer accepting applications Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
John G. Bene Fellowship Thursday, 04 July 2019 Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2019 The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 02 August 2019

Third of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 02 August 2019

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation.

U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards Likely August 2019 The U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 09 August 2019

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for application for September degree granting and November Congregation Friday, 16 August 2019

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in September 2019. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens Saturday, 17 August 2019

Application for November 2019 degree granting and November 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until September 15, 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.  

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for September degree granting Friday, 23 August 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for September 2019 degree granting. Congregation will be in November 2019.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 23 August 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2019 degree conferral.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 23 August 2019

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September degree granting Friday, 23 August 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for September 2019 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in November 2019.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 30 August 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 program end date. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2019 Winter session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 30 August 2019

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2019.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2019 Program End Date.

Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Wednesday, 4 September 2019 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) offer a two-year scholarship annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research issues relevant to military members, Veterans and families while also exhibiting significant potential for a high impact research career.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline: likely early September The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Last day for application for November degree granting and Congregation Sunday, 15 September 2019

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Friday September 20, 2019 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 27 September 2019

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2019 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2019 graduation

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