Deadline Centre

IMPORTANT: These deadlines are particularly for graduate students. There are additional deadlines in the UBC Academic Calendar that apply to all students.
Namesort descending Deadline Description
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2019 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely early October for graduate programs to submit draft nomination statement 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applications are now closed. 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.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Friday, 15 March 2019 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.
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.

Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens Saturday, 19 January 2019

Application for May 2019 degree granting and May 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday February 22 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

Application for November degree granting and November Congregation opens Saturday, 17 August 2019

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

Application for September degree granting and November Congregation opens. Friday, 14 June 2019

Application for September 2019 degree granting and November 2019 Congregation opens, and is available until August 16 2019. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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.

Appointment of External Examiner form (August 31, 2019 Program End Date) Thursday, 18 April 2019

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2019.

Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 12 April 2019

First of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely May 2019 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.
BC Indigenous Student Award Likely March 2019 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Indigenous students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available.
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.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Monday, 1 April 2019 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.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Letter of Intent: Likely March 2019 The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will provide four grants of $150,000 each to support building a more quantitative mindset in biomedical science doctoral students.
CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2019 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely May 2019 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applications are now closed. 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.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November 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.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely March 2019 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2019 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely mid-January 2019); Agency deadline: Thursday, 31 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.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Likely February 2019 The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500. Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2019 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 Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2019 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2019 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (likely from 20 March to 5 April, Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Likely late September (for UBC institutional e-Approval); likely early October (via ResearchNet) CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely early October Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Sunday, 10 March 2019 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.
David Suzuki Fellowship Friday, 1 February 2019 The David Suzuki Fellowship program empowers emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It reduces financial barriers, provides mentorship and fosters leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely April 2019 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.
Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs or disciplinary Faculties
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely March 2019 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Research (ACUNS), with the support of the family of the late Dr. Jim McDonald, is sponsoring one scholarship valued at $5,000 for Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada currently enrolled in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities as these pertain to Canada’s north and its inhabitants. Community-based-research, interdisciplinary research and local Aboriginal collaboration will be given special consideration, as will those that can demonstrate a specific focus to their project.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in summer 2019 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in summer 2019 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.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health The 2019 call for applications will open 20 Jan and close 10 May. 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.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely June 2019 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely March 2019 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2019; Deadline: Likely September 2019 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November 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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, 22 February 2019 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.
Future Forests Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
Google Lime Scholarship Sunday, 9 December 2018 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
Google PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: likely early November Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: Friday, 8 March 2019 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.

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