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
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Friday, 01 November 2019 at 4:00 pm PST Awards of $3,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the 2020 Western Provinces competition.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely early November 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.
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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Likely November 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Likely November 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 4:00pm PST Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November 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.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely mid-November 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.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely mid-November The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
PEO Scholar Award November 20: to be nominated by PEO chapter The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 29 November 2019

First of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely December 2019 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely December 2019 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.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Monday, 02 December 2019 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 2 December 2019 5 p.m. 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 2 December 2019 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Google Lime Scholarship Likely December 2019 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Friday, 13 December 2019 at 11:59pm PST 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 Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

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

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

Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

PEO International Peace Scholarship Sunday, 15 December 2019 The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs or disciplinary Faculties
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 03 January 2020

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

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 03 January 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2019 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 Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 03 January 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2019 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely January 2020 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.
Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens Saturday, 18 January 2020

Application for May 2020 degree granting and May 2020 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday February 21 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2020 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Likely January 2020 CIHR has launched a third intake for the 2018-2019 competition. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to CIHR as they are received by G+PS (Updated: 13 Dec 2018)
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 24 January 2020

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2020 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2020 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Gunther Abrahamson Research and Management Award Likely January 2020 The Gunther Abrahamson 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.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely January 2020 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 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with a primary objective to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Likely January 2020 The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2020 The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship Likely January 2020 The Linda Michaluk Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually by the College of Applied Biology to full-time students enrolled in a Canadian post-graduate program of study that is relevant to the advancement of science-informed decision making, or to the development of laws and regulations that affect the practice of natural resource management.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Likely January 2020 The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS), with the support of the family of the late Dr. Jim McDonald, is sponsoring one scholarship valued at $5,000 for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities as these pertain to Canada’s north and its inhabitants. Community-based-research, interdisciplinary research and local Aboriginal collaboration will be given special consideration, as will those that can demonstrate a specific focus to their project.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Friday, 31 January 2020 The Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship will be awarded to a Masters or Doctoral student who exhibits excellence in research and seeks to further their knowledge through a program of experiential learning.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Likely February 2020 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
David Suzuki Fellowship Likely February 2020 The David Suzuki Fellowship program empowers emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It reduces financial barriers, provides mentorship and fosters leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Likely February 2020 Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. Award supports travel to Taiwan for eight weeks this summer and work with researchers on projects related to their research studies in Canada while receiving Mandarin training at National Tsing Hua University.
Pursuit Award Likely February 2020 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 Likely February 2020 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, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 07 February 2020

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2020 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely February 2020 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.

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