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 Likely in May 2016 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Likely in December 2015 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
Affiliated Fellowships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: likely December 1, 2015 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.
Airfare for Graduate Travel 4:00pm on Friday, July 31, 2015
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in March 2016 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 to graduate opens Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Application for February 2016 degree granting and May 2016 Congregation opens.

Application to graduate opens Saturday, 22 August 2015

Application for November 2015 degree granting and November 2015 Congregation opens.

Appointment of External Examiner form (April 30, 2016 Program End Date) Friday, 18 December 2015

First of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2016.

Last day for Supervisors to submit 'Appointment of External Examiner' form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2016 program end date.

Appointment of External Examiner form (December 31, 2015 Program End Date) Friday, 07 August 2015

First of four deadlines for program completion by December 31, 2015.

Appointment of External Examiner form (February 2016 Degree Granting) Friday, 07 August 2015

First of four deadlines for February 2015 degree granting.

Appointment of External Examiner form (Spring 2016 Graduation) Friday, 04 December 2015

First of four deadlines for Spring 2016 graduation.

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2016 graduation.

BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely in March 2016 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.
BC Day Monday, 03 August 2015

University closed.

BC Food Protection Association Scholarship Award Likely in November 2015 British Columbia Food Protection Association (BCFPA) offers two scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Likely in March 2016 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has overcome a disadvantaged background, compiled a sterling academic record, been endorsed by key professors, and demonstrated promise of emerging as an environmental leader. The Fellowship was established in honor of Priscilla Bullitt Collins, the late chair of the Bullitt Foundation and carries an award of $100,000, distributed over two years.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Likely in February 2016 The CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canada Day Wednesday, 01 July 2015

University closed.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 04 September 2015 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-US Fulbright Program Most likely November 15, 2015 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 in March 2016 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 Likely in January 2016 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Likely in March 2016 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the 2015 Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely in January 2016 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.
CAPI Advancing a National Dialogue Award Likely in March 2016 The Advancing a National Dialogue Award seeks out fresh ideas from graduate students on what should be the policies or models that will help Canada thrive in the emerging agri-food world, to foster meaningful discussion on mid- to long-term policy issues facing the country's agricultural and agri-food sector, and to develop policy ideas that enhance the profitability and competitiveness of the sector.
Caribou Research and Management Award Likely in January 2016 Caribou Research and Management Award is offered to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada enrolled in college or university pursuing studies that contribute to the understanding of barren-ground caribou and their habitat, or that would have application to caribou conservation and management.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in May 2016 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 Biological and Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely in January 2016 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.
CIHR - Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Likely in January 2016 In order to award the full annual allocation of supplements, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) might hold a third competition in 2015-2016 for The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Late September to 1 December, depending on funding opportunity CIHR provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in health sciences.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely in February 2016 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.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2015 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely in April 2016 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.
Dobbin Scholarships Likely in February 2016 The Ireland Canada University Foundation offers an annual programme of scholarly exchange awards between the universities of Canada and Ireland.These scholarships are open to scholars of all academic disciplines, and are tenable for travel from Canadian to Irish universities, in order to support the scholar’s research on a topic relating to both countries.The scholarships fund short periods of exchange.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely in February 2016 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship is in recognition of the significant contribution Douglas McRorie, PAg, FAIC, made to agricultural finance throughout his career with the Royal Bank of Canada and his professional involvement with the Agricultural Institute of Canada and AIC Foundation. The awards will provide financial support to Masters or PhD students specializing in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely in April 2016 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in March 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 March 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.
Governor General's Gold Medal Likely in February 2016 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.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Likely in February 2016 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely in October 2015 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). The primary objective of the Graduate Research Awards is to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Likely in March 2016 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.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely in December 2015 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.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Usually October 1st for letter of intent, and November 1st for complete application 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. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely in April 2016 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely in April 2016 he 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship November 15, 2015 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.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2016 An award of $3,000 is offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely in October 2015 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely in January 2016 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). 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.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2015 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.