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
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Monday, 01 February 2016 The Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Monday, 1 February 2016 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Pursuit Award Likely in February 2016 The Pursuit Award recognizes current PhD students and recent alumni from around the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodologic rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.
Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction Friday February 5, 2016 One Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching. This is intended primarily for teaching excellence in graduate course work, although excellence in other areas of graduate education such as program development or mentoring will be given some weight. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, current graduate students, or alumni.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship February 12, 2016 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely in February 2016 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 2005 NPRB Science Plan.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Monday, 15 February 2016 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Monday, 15 February 2016 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 19 February 2016

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2016.

Last day for submission of exam copies of Doctoral Dissertations to Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2016 Program End Date.

Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely in February 2016 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship is in recognition of the significant contribution Douglas McRorie, PAg, FAIC, made to agricultural finance throughout his career with the Royal Bank of Canada and his professional involvement with the Agricultural Institute of Canada and AIC Foundation. The awards will provide financial support to Masters or PhD students specializing in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade.
Dobbin Scholarships Likely in February 2016 The Ireland Canada University Foundation offers an annual programme of scholarly exchange awards between the universities of Canada and Ireland.These scholarships are open to scholars of all academic disciplines, and are tenable for travel from Canadian to Irish universities, in order to support the scholar’s research on a topic relating to both countries.The scholarships fund short periods of exchange.
Last day for application for May 2016 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 26 February 2016

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2016. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Recommendations for Admission for September 2016 - International Friday, 26 February 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 September 2016. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in February 2016 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.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in March 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 March 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.
SERB-UBC Scholarship March 2016 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 $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely in March 2016 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).
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship Likely in March 2016 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.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely in March 2016 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.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Thursday, 10 March 2016 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. 2016-17 selected fields are Past - Social History - New Directions; Present - Combat Poverty; and Future - Nanoscience.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Likely in March 2016 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the 2015 Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize Likely in March 2016 The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize was developed by the British Politics Group (BPG) to encourage the study of British politics by graduate students and to reward exceptional work in that area of study. The principle criterion for awarding the Prize is the dissertation's contribution to the understanding of British politics, regardless of whether the study is exclusively British or comparative research. $300 will be awarded for the best doctoral dissertation on British politics completed during the calendar years 2008, 2009, or 2010. All nominees must have received their PhD from a department in the U.S. or Canada. Either a supervising professor or a department's director of graduate studies may nominate a dissertation.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in March 2016 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.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Likely in February 2016 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Likely in March 2016 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.
UNESCO-L'Oréal For Women In Science International Fellowships Likely in March 2016 The UNESCO-L’Oréal for Women in Science International Fellowships are granted annually to promising young women scientists at the doctorate or post-doctorate level in the Life Sciences (including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, and physiology), to encourage international scientific cooperation and the developing of cross-cultural networks. Projects involving animal models are rejected and preference is given to non-cosmetic research.
The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship Likely in March 2016 The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship is intended to assist a graduate student at a North American university working on a dissertation on British politics (broadly defined to include comparative and historical work, as well as contemporary British politics) to conduct research in the United Kingdom.
CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award Likely in March 2016 The Advancing a National Dialogue Award seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students on what should be the policies or models that will help Canada thrive in the emerging agri-food world, to foster meaningful discussion on mid- to long-term policy issues facing the country's agricultural and agri-food sector, and to develop policy ideas that enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the sector.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely in March 2016 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 March 2016 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.
Recommendations for Admission for September 2016 – North America Thursday, 31 March 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 September 2016. Later recommendations may be accepted upon special request from a graduate program.

MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely in April 2016 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 Friday, 01 April 2016 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 (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 01 April 2016

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2016 graduation.

Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in April 2016 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in April 2016 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2016 Degree Conferral) Friday, 08 April 2016

First of four deadlines for September 2016 degree conferral.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for September 2016 degree conferral.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely in April 2016 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.
Killam Connection Friday, 15 April 2016 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 15 April 2016

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2016 Program End Date.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in mid-April The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in March 2016 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Likely in March 2016 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 22 April 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May 2016 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 22 April 2016

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for degrees to be conferred at May 2016 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 22 April 2016

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

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for August 31, 2016 program end date.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for May 2016 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 22 April 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 conferred at May 2016 Congregation.

Last day for programs to notify G+PS that requirements have been met for April 30 2016 end date Friday, 29 April 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 April 30 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2016 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2016 , the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 22.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 2016 end date Friday, 29 April 2016 Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 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 the 2016 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2016, the deadline for approval of theses and dissertations is Friday April 22, 2016.

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