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
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 9 September 2016; CIHR: first come, first served The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
U21 Graduate Research Project Grants Friday, 9 September 2016 Graduate Research Projects are a new activity being piloted by the U21 Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDoGS), to enable doctoral candidates to develop and implement international research collaborations within the U21 network.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Thursday, 15 September 2016 This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
Last day for application for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation Thursday, 15 September 2016

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

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring 4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 12 September 2016; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in September 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.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 30 September 2016

Third of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Fall2016 graduation.

CIHR Graduate Scholarships Applicant (ResearchNet) deadline - 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2016 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 14 October 2016

Second of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2016 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Affiliated Fellowships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November 2016 degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 October 2016

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 November 2016 Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2016 Graduation) Friday, 21 October 2016

Fourth of four deadlines for Fall 2016 graduation.

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

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 24 October 2016 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.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Saturday, 01 October 2016; Complete application: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 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.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Typically in November 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.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Letter of Intent: Thursday, 03 November 2016 The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 The Mitacs Globalink Research Award helps faculty members and students at Canadian universities build an international research network and undertake research abroad. The Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, mainland China, India, or Mexico. The award is open to all disciplines.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Thursday, 06 October 2016; Full Application: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, 11 November 2016 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Tuesday, 15 November 2016 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.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Tuesday, 15 November 2016 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.
Northern Scientific Training Program Likely in November 2016 The Northern Scientific Training Program supports student research in the North by supplying supplementary funds to offset the additional costs of Northern research.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Likely in November 2016 Awards of $2,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadershipwhile maintaining exemplary academic records.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely in November 2016 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.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Initial application deadline: 8:00pm (Vancouver time) on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Thursday, 01 December 2016 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2017 Graduation) Friday, 02 December 2016

First of four deadlines for Spring 2017 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2017 graduation.

Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Friday, 02 December 2016 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2017 Program End Date) Friday, 09 December 2016

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

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2017 program end date.

Science Policy Fellowships Saturday, 10 December 2016 The Science Policy Fellowships program gives health researchers and trainees the opportunity to gain real world experience in health policy making. Researchers from all areas of health can apply to spend six to twelve months in a policy setting where they will work as part of a policy team.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in December 2016 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 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). Four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.
Application for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation opens. Thursday, 15 December 2016

Application for February 2017 degree granting and May 2017 Congregation opens.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 16 December 2016

Third of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 2016 end date Friday, 06 January 2017

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 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 Winter Session Term 2.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for December 31 2016 end date Friday, 06 January 2017

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2016 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: early February 2017 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 06 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2016 Program End Date.

Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: early February 2017 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Agency deadline: likely late January 2017 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.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017); Graduate program nomination deadline: mid-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 Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2017 Degree Granting) Friday, 20 January 2017

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2017 Degree Granting.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2017 Degree Granting.

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