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 Sunday, 01 May 2016 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.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Tuesday, 10 May 2016 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 13 May 2016; CIHR: first come, first served The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Sunday, 15 May 2016; ORS signature deadline is 12 May 2016 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award Monday, 16 May 2016 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.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 27 May 2016 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Tuesday, 31 May 2016 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Friday 3 June 2016 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 and Life 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, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 03 June 2016

Second of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree

Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 03 June 2016

First of four deadlines for Fall 2016 Graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2016 Graduation.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Friday, 10 June 2016 The Mitacs Globalink Research Award helps faculty members and students at Canadian universities build an international research network and undertake research abroad. The Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, mainland China, India, or Mexico. The award is open to all disciplines.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Likely in May 2016 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation opens. Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation opens.

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Wednesday, 15 June 2016 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 17 June 2016

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2016.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

John W. Davies Memorial Award 29 June 2016 11:00 PM PST 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 30 June 2016 10:59 PM PST 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.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Thursday, 30 June 2016 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
Recommendations for Admission for January 2017 - International Monday, 04 July 2016

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 January 2017. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 29 July 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.

Recommendations for Admission for January 2017 – North America Friday, 29 July 2016

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 January 2017. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

Airfare for Graduate Travel Likely in July 2016
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Monday, 01 August 2016 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 05 August 2016

First of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 05 August 2016

First of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 05 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 19 August 2016

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

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 to be granted in September 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 19 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for September 2016 degree granting Friday, 19 August 2016

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 to be granted in September 2016. Congregation will be in November 2016.

Last day for application for September 2016 degree granting and November 2016 Congregation Friday, 19 August 2016

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 2016. Congregation ceremony will be in November 2016. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens. Saturday, 20 August 2016

Application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation opens.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31 2016 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 2016 Winter session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday August 19.
Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for August 31 2016 end date Wednesday, 31 August 2016 Last day for graduate programs to notify the Faculty of Graduate Studies that all requirements (including major papers) have been met for non-thesis master's degrees for August 31 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for 2016 Winter Session Term 1. IMPORTANT: For students planning to have their degrees granted in September 2016, the deadline for completing program requirements is August 19 2016.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 program end date.

France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 2016 The FCRF Award for the international joint PhD (cotutelle) is awarded for the best thesis completed by a PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program after a successful defence.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in September 2016 In order to facilitate the mobility of doctoral students between France and Canada, the France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is launching FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles. It will be awarded for the best running thesis of PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program.The FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles finances academic study visits in France (one round-trip airfare and monthly allowance) for a Canadian doctoral student enrolled in a thesis cotutelle program between a French institution and UBC.
Vanier Scholarship TBA: Applicant deadline - usually end of August; Graduate Program deadline: usually mid-September The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2016 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 2016 Graduation) Friday, 30 September 2016

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall2016 graduation.

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in October 2016 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2016 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

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 2016 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 21 October 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Fall 2016 graduation.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2016 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.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely in October 2016 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.

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