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
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards Likely February 2023, 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.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate and Postdoctoral Funding 1 February 2023 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.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships 1 February 2023 at 4:00 pm PT Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 03 February 2023

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2023.

Maple Leaf Scholarship in Food Insecurity February 10th, 2023 Four scholarships are distributed each year beginning in the 2020/2021 academic year, to support Master or PhD students who propose to advance a better understanding of food insecurity in Canada.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards 10 February 2023 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.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Likely February 2023, 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.
Indigenous Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2023); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00 pm February 17, 2023 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.
Last day for application for May graduation Friday, 24 February 2023

Last day for applications for Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2023. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Health System Impact Fellowship Likely February 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
UBC Dissertation Prize February 24th, 2023
SSHRC Talent Award 24 February 2023 at 4:00 pm PT 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.
CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards February 24, 2023 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Governor General's Gold Medal Friday, March 10, 2023 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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 10 March 2023 at 4:00 pm PT The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Likely in March 2023 As of 2023, the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) has been absorbed into the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM).  The Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award is no longer offered.
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships Likely in March 2023 Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2023 Graduation) Friday, 24 March 2023

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2023 graduation.

Last day for doctoral final oral defence for Spring 2023 graduation.

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women March 31, 2023 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Thursday, 06 April 2023

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (August 31, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 14 April 2023

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2023.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 21 April 2023

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2023 graduation.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 21 April 2023

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2023 graduation. 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 Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2023 Graduation) Friday, 21 April 2023

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2023 graduation.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Friday, 28 April 2023

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 20223Summer Session. IMPORTANT: The deadline for students who wish to graduate in May is Apr 21, 2023.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Friday, 28 April 2023

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for April 30 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 Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 28 April 2023

Fourth of four deadlines for April 30, 2023 Program End Date.

Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Award Ongoing
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely in May 2023 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
SERB-UBC Scholarship On hold 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 USD 2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely in May 2023 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Likely in May 2023 A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 09 June 2023

Second of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2023.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding No future deadline; program discontinued The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship Likely June 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the doctoral level in the field of vision loss in Canada.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (August 31, 2023 Program End Date) Friday, 04 August 2023

Third of four deadlines for August 31, 2023 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for August 31, 2023 Program End Date.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2023

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 2023 Winter Session Term 1.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for August 31 end date Thursday, 31 August 2023

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.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (August 31, 2023 Program End Date) Thursday, 31 August 2023

Last of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2023.

Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely in September 2023 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely in September 2023 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).
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely in September 2023 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely in September 2023 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.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Likely in September 2023 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2023 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Currently Under Review - Not Accepting Applications 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.

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