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
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 11 September 2015 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2015 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2015 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 02 October 2015

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 09 October 2015

Second of four deadlines for program completion by December 31, 2015.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 09 October 2015

Second of four deadlines for February 2016 degree granting.

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2015 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November graduation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for November graduation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2015 Graduation) Friday, 23 October 2015

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2015 graduation.

Last day for application for November 2015 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 23 October 2015

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

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2015 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in October 2015 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). The primary objective of the Graduate Research Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - International Friday, 30 October 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in May 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely in October 2015 This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post-secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. 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.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely in October 2015 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Usually October 1st for letter of intent, and November 1st for complete application The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Today, applicants are judged on academic excellence and potential. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - International Monday, 02 November 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for overseas international students to be admitted for registration in May. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Canada-US Fulbright Program Most likely November 15, 2015 The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship November 15, 2015 Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely in November 2015 Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
Northern Scientific Training Program Likely in November 2015 The Northern Scientific Training Program supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Likely in October 2015 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - North America Monday, 30 November 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in May 2016. Late recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

BC Food Protection Association Scholarship Award Likely in November 2015 British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) offers two scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Application to graduate opens Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Application for February 2016 degree granting and May 2016 Congregation opens.

Recommendations for Admission May 2016 - North America Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Deadline for guaranteed consideration by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of recommendations from graduate programs for North American students to be admitted for registration in May. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely in December 2015 The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's institutions.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Late September to 1 December, depending on funding opportunity CIHR provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in health sciences.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 04 December 2015

First of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 11 December 2015

Third of four deadlines for February 2016 degree granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2015 degree granting.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 11 December 2015

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2015 Program End Date.

Science Policy Fellowships Likely in December 2015 The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.
Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 18 December 2015

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2016.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2016 program end date.

Caribou Research and Management Award Likely in January 2016 Caribou Research and Management Award is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren-ground caribou and their habitat, or that would have application to caribou conservation and management.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Monday, 04 January 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by December 31, 2015.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2015 program end date.

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely in January 2016 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, geology, 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.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 22 January 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2016 degree granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2016 degree granting.

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely in January 2016 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 29 January 2016

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2016 graduation.

Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely in January 2016 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: December 1, 2015 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.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely in January 2016 The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) annually offers five scholarships to graduate students whose programs of study focus on applied, natural, or social science aspects of water resources.
CIHR - Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Likely in January 2016 In order to award the full annual allocation of supplements, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) might hold a third competition in 2015-2016 for The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely in January 2016 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely in January 2016 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Pursuit Award Likely in February 2016 The Pursuit Award recognizes current PhD students and recent alumni from around the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Letter of Intent: 17 September - 5 November, 2015; grant submission: 16 December 2015 - 1 February 2016

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