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 International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Applications will reopen in February 2019 This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applications are now closed. Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 February 2019 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Friday, 1 February 2019 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applications are now closed. Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 February 2019 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Likely February 2019 The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500. Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.
Pursuit Award Monday, 4 February 2019 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Friday, 8 February 2019 North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2018 NPRB Science Plan.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 08 February 2019

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2019.

James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Friday, 15 February 2019 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Friday, 15 February 2019 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Friday, 15 February 2019 The J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into Celiac Disease and / or Gluten Sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Friday, 15 February 2019 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Last day for application for May degree granting and Congregation Friday, 22 February 2019

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

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 22 February 2019 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, 22 February 2019 The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Thursday, 28 February 2019 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Not accepting applications at this time The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships to emphasize research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 March 2019 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Friday, 1 March 2019 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Friday, 1 March 2019 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: Friday, 8 March 2019 Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Letter of Intent: Likely March 2019 The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will provide four grants of $150,000 each to support building a more quantitative mindset in biomedical science doctoral students.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2019 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Dan David Prize Scholarship Sunday, 10 March 2019 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Friday, 15 March 2019 The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019 This award, a collaboration between The Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to 5 scholarships per year to PHD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It includes a monthly living allowance of $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely March 2019 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Killam Connection Friday, 15 March 2019 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely March 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (likely from 20 March to 5 April, Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely March 2019 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Friday, 22 March 2019 WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2019 Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate within 7 years of the award date, and have written a book of scholarly importance. Subjects fields are selected annually. Awards have been made in literature, history, linguisitics, foreign languages, philosophy, archaeology and musicology.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 22 March 2019

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2019 graduation

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Saturday, 30 March 2019 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
BC Indigenous Student Award Likely March 2019 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Indigenous students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available.
Toptal Scholarships for Women Sunday, 31 March 2019 Toptal Scholarships for Women provides a stipend of $10,000 USD and one year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2019 The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute's annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Sunday, 31 March 2019 The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Monday, 1 April 2019 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Monday, 1 April 2019 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
International Doctoral Fellowship No longer accepting applications Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
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.
Health System Impact Fellowship Tuesday, 02 April 2019 The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care.
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence Wednesday 3 April 2019 The programme provides accommodation support to UBC PhD students to undertake short-term research visits at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 05 April 2019

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2019 Program End Date.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 12 April 2019

First of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

DEGIRS Bursary Likely April 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 geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019 Graduation) Thursday, 18 April 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2019 graduation