Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are specific to graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students. Application deadlines can be found in the prospective student section as well as in each degree program profile.
Name Deadline Description
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely April 2022); Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely May 2022 A $3,850 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.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely May 2022 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.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Program under review. Not accepting applications at this time. 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 USD 2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely May 2022 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 Likely May 2022 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement 20 May 2022 at 4:00 pm PT The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 20 May 2022 at 4:00 pm PT A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
UBC Public Scholars Award 20 May 2022 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.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program for Spring Graduate Awards deadline The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
International Policy Ideas Challenge Likely May 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date
Killam Connection First Stage concludes on May 23 2022 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship for Women in Business Likely May 2022 Each year, YVR will award $20,000 to a female or female-identified student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, and a passion for diversity, inclusion and community participation.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2022 Graduation) Friday, 27 May 2022

First of four deadlines for Fall 2022 Graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2022 Graduation.

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2022 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Application deadline: applicants - check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 10 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Canadian Dam Association Scholarships Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Canadian Dam Association offers annually two scholarships to full-time postgraduate students attending a Canadian university or college whose program of study focuses on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 10 June 2022

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2022.

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The IDRC Doctoral Research Award supports field research aligned with IDRC’s mandate. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas. The award supports field research conducted in one or more countries in the Global South
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date One award of $3,000 is offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Arctic 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 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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: Likely June 2022 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
Margaret Meagher Fellowship Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The purpose of the Margaret Meagher Fellowship is to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship ($40,060 for 9 months) is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nominations likely in June 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.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely June 2022. Applicant Deadline: Likely August 2022. Check funding agency webpage for exact date Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 Likely June 2022, checking scholarship flyer for exact date SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely July 2022 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely July 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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).
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2022 Graduation) Friday, 29 July 2022

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2022 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 05 August 2022

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 26 August 2022

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 2022 Winter session Term 1. 

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Friday, 26 August 2022

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2022 Winter Session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 26 August 2022

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2022.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 26 August 2022

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2022 Program End Date.

Google PhD Fellowship Likely August 2022 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Vanier Scholarship Likely September 2022 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Last day for application for November graduation Friday, 09 September 2022

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2022. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely September 2022 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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely September 2022 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely September 2022 The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Likely September 2022 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely September 2022 The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards Likely September 2022 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely September 2022 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 2022 Graduation) Friday, 23 September 2022

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2022 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Fall 2022 graduation.

John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.

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