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
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships 4:00pm on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Likely in February 2017 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.
David Suzuki Fellowship Wednesday, 01 February 2017
Pursuit Award Friday, 03 February 2017 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 17 February 2017 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Friday, 10 February 2017 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.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 24 February 2017 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 10 February 2017

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

Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship 4:00pm on Friday, 10 February 2017 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
SERB-UBC Scholarship Spring 2017 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.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017 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 Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 4:00pm PST on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 10 March 2017 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely in March 2017 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
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.
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.
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.
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.
Killam Connection Possibly in April 2017 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in March 2017 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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