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
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in March 2017 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship Likely 1 March 2017 Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences. Because funding is for thesis work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely 01 March 2017 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).
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely early March 2017 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.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in early March 2017 The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master's thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Friday, 10 March 2017 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. 2017-18 selected fields are past time dimension - Archaeology and Natural Sciences; present time dimension - Literature; future time dimension - Astronomy.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in early March 2017 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.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline will be in early to mid-March 2017 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.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely in mid-March 2017 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 Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Check with graduate program - likely in early March 2017 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in mid-March 2017 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 24 March 2017

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2017 graduation.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards ORS signature deadline: likely in early March 2017; agency deadline: likely in late March 2017 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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Thursday, 30 March 2017 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely in late March 2017 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely in late March 2017 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 Saturday, 01 April 2017 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 Saturday, 01 April 2017 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 07 April 2017

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2017 Program End Date.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 07 April 2017

First of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely in mid-April 2017 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Saturday, 15 April 2017 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in March 2017 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 21 April 2017

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 21 April 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May 2017 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 April 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees to be conferred at May 2017 Congregation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 2017 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 the 2017 Summer Session.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 2017 end date Friday, 28 April 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 2017 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2017 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2017, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 21.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Likely in April 2017 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 28 April 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2017.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in mid-April 2017 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.
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Likely in May 2017 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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline will likely be in early May 2017 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.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Wednesday, 10 May 2017 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Check with graduate program in 2017 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
UBC Public Scholars Award 12 May 2017; 4pm 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in May 2017 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.
Killam Connection 4:00pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in May 2017 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 Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, inclusive. (Note: The fields of competition for 2017 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 26 May 2017 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 Likely in May 2017 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2017 Graduation) Friday, 02 June 2017

First of four deadlines for Fall 2017 Graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2017 Graduation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (September 2017 Degree Conferral) Friday, 02 June 2017

Second of four deadlines for September 2017 degree conferral.

Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely in June 2017 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.
Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens Thursday, 15 June 2017

Application for September 2017 degree granting and November 2017 Congregation opens.

Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely in June 2017 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, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 16 June 2017

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2017.

John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2017 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships The CSC online application is open between March 20 and April 5, 2017 (Beijing Time zone). The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.

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