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
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline: check with UBC's Office of Research Services; CIHR application deadline: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Draft nomination statement: Friday, 5 October 2018 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. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: confirm with academic department; Application submission deadline: Tuesday, 9 October 2018 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 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 Friday, 12 October 2018 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 12 October 2018

Second of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 12 October 2018

Second of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
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 Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 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 students to complete all program requirements for November graduation Friday, 19 October 2018

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Fall 2018 Graduation) Friday, 19 October 2018

Last of four deadlines for Fall 2018 graduation

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 19 October 2018

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2018 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline has passed; Deadline for nominating institutions: Wednesday, 31 October 2018 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Application will reopen in November 2018 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Friday, 2 November 2018 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.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Letter of Intent: Friday, 2 November 2018 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.
Google PhD Fellowship 4:00pm on Friday, 9 November 2018 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Thursday, 15 November 2018 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.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Thursday, 15 November 2018 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.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Monday, 1 October 2018; Complete application: Thursday, 15 November 2018 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 Friday, 16 November 2018 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.
Future Forests Fellowship Likely November 2018 An annual $70,000 fellowship has been established by the Moss Rock Park Foundation. This prestigious fellowship will be awarded to an incoming PhD student in the Faculty of Forestry whose intended studies fit within one of the following areas of excellence within the Faculty: Forest Products Biotechnology; Bioenergy; Forest Genomics; Climate Change; Urban Forestry; Forest Management; Conservation; Forested Landscapes; Salmon Ecology; Forest Health; Forests and Indigenous Peoples; Forests and Human Health. The fellowship holder will receive this funding for up to four years and only one student may be in receipt of the fellowship at a time. The fellowship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 1 December 2018 at 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (GMT+8) 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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 30 November 2018

First of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicant deadline: Saturday, 1 December 2018; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 February 2019 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicant deadline: Saturday, 1 December 2018; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 February 2019 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Saturday, 1 December 2018 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.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Monday, 3 December 2018 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.
Google Lime Scholarship Sunday, 9 December 2018 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Deadline for registration: Wednesday, 31 October 2018; Deadline for submission: Friday, 14 December 2018 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.
Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 14 December 2018

Application for February 2019 degree granting and May 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until January 18 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 14 December 2018

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 14 December 2018

Third of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2019 Degree Granting

Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 14 December 2018

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2019.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
International Doctoral Fellowship No longer accepting applications Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Not accepting applications at this time The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships to emphasize research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 04 January 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2018 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 end date Friday, 04 January 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2018 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2018 Program End Date) Friday, 04 January 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2018 Program End Date

3M National Student Fellowship Likely January 2019 The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Each winner will receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at the winner’s discretion and will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat. 
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely January 2019 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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Monday, 14 January 2019 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.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2019); Agency deadline: likely January 2019 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.
Last day for application for February degree granting and May Congregation Friday, 18 January 2019

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to have degrees granted in February 2019. Congregation ceremony will be in May 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for February degree granting Friday, 18 January 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for February 2019 degree granting. Congregation will be in May 2019.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2019 Degree Granting) Friday, 18 January 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2019 Degree Granting

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2019 Degree Granting.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February degree granting Friday, 18 January 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2019 degree granting. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm. Congregation will be in May 2019.

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