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
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2021, 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 Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 11 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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 Sciences/Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed their doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, inclusive.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 11 June 2021

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2021.

Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 16 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely June 2021, 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 2021, 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 25 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely late June 2021. Applicant Deadline: Likely early August 2021. 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 30 June 2021 at midnight 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.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award 1 July 2021 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
SRK Graduate Scholarship 2 July 2021 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Likely July 2021 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.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021 Graduation) Friday, 30 July 2021

Second of four deadlines for Fall 2021 graduation.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 06 August 2021

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

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2021 Program End Date.

Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Likely August 2021 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.
Nominations for External Examiner form (December 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 20 August 2021

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Friday, 27 August 2021

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 (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 August 31 end date Friday, 27 August 2021

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 2021 Winter Session Term 1.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2021 Program End Date) Friday, 27 August 2021

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2021.

Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2021, 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.
Vanier Scholarship Likely September 2021 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Google PhD Fellowship Likely September 2021 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Last day for application for November graduation Saturday, 11 September 2021

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in November 2021. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely September 2021 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 2021 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely September 2021 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. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the NSERC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and PGS-D.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Likely September 2021 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the SSHRC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and Doctoral Fellowship.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely September 2021 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 2021 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards Likely September 2021, check funding agency webpage for exact date The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely September 2021 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 2021 Graduation) Friday, 24 September 2021

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2021 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Fall 2021 graduation.

Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Likely September 2021 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely September 2021, 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.
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship Likely September 2021 Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: likely October 2021; Full Application: likely 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.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Likely October 2021
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.

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely October 2021 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
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.

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