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
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: 1 October 2021; Full Application: 1 November 2021 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. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Program under review. 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 Program under review. 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.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Likely October 2021
Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency) Likely October 2021, consult funding agency website for details The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 15 October 2021 at 4:00 pm PT Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 15 October 2021 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 15 October 2021

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2021 Program End Date.

ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely October 2021 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 22 October 2021

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2021 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 22 October 2021

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2021 Congregation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2021 Graduation) Friday, 22 October 2021

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2021 Graduation.

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely November 2021 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.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely November 2021 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely November 2021 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.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely November 2021 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 November 2021 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 Likely November 2021 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.
IBM PhD Fellowship Award 2:00pm (Vancouver time), 5 November 2021 Since 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2022 Graduation) Friday, 26 November 2021

First of four deadlines for Spring 2022 graduation.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely December 2021 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 1 December 2021 before 5:00 pm PT 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: 1 December 2021 before 5:00 pm PT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Google Lime Scholarship Likely December 2021 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
PEO International Peace Scholarship Likely December 2021 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 10 December 2021

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2022.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2021 Program End Date) Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2021 Program End Date.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for December 31, 2021 Program End Date.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely January 2022 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 G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 07 January 2022

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2021 program end date. Must be approved and accepted (not just submitted) by 4:00 pm. Students are expected to submit 3-5 days before this approval deadline in order to have time for corrections.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 end date Friday, 07 January 2022

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2021 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 07 January 2022

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2021 Program End Date.

BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding Likely January 2022 The BC NEIHR supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows by annual competitions for Master’s and Doctoral scholarships and biennial (every two years) for Post-Doctoral fellowships.
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2022, refer to the funding agency website for exact date 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 2022 MSFSS offers a third intake each January, depending on funding availability. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2022 Graduation) Friday, 28 January 2022

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2022 graduation.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely January 2022 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.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely January 2022 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2022 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2022 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2022, refer to the funding agency website for exact date The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $8,500 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.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research 31 January each year 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.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Likely February 2022 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Gunther Abrahamson Research and Management Award Likely February 2022 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2022 Program End Date) Friday, 04 February 2022

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2022.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2022); Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely February 2022 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely February 2022 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with this conditions. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely February 2022 The J. A. Campbell Young Investigator Award of $5,000 for any kind of research into Celiac Disease and / or Gluten Sensitivity is available to students and those who have recently completed degrees.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Likely February 2022, review funding agency website for exact date 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.
Health System Impact Fellowship Likely February 2022 The Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship provides doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows studying health services and policy research, or related fields, a unique opportunity to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely February 2022 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.

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