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
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Likely February 2020 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
David Suzuki Fellowship Likely February 2020 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.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Likely February 2020 Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. Award supports travel to Taiwan for eight weeks this summer and work with researchers on projects related to their research studies in Canada while receiving Mandarin training at National Tsing Hua University.
Pursuit Award Likely February 2020 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely February 2020 North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2018 NPRB Science Plan.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 07 February 2020

Second of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2020 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely February 2020 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 February 2020 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.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely February 2020 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Likely February 2020 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2020 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Likely February 2020 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.
Last day for application for May degree granting and Congregation Friday, 21 February 2020

Last day for applications for degree granting and Congregation to be submitted to Enrolment Services by all graduate students expecting to graduate in May 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2020 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.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Likely February 2020 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.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Likely March 2020 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely March 2020 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships Sunday, 01 March 2020 The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2020); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: likely March 2020 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (likely March 2020) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Likely March 2020 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.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Tuesday, 10 March 2020 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.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with your graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2020 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely March 2020 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely March 2020 Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Killam Connection Likely March 2020 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely March 2020 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.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Likely March 2020 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 20 March 2020

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2020 graduation

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely March 2020 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.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely March 2020 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 $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Likely March 2020 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely March 2020 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.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2020 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.
BC Indigenous Student Award Likely March 2020 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.
Toptal Scholarships for Women Likely March 2020 Toptal Scholarships for Women provides a stipend of $10,000 USD and one year of mentorship to five future female leaders who want to change the world.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely April 2020 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Likely April 2020 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.
Health System Impact Fellowship Likely April 2020 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.
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence Likely April 2020 The programme provides accommodation support to UBC PhD students to undertake short-term research visits at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 03 April 2020

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2020 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2020 Program End Date.

Nominations for External Examiner form (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 03 April 2020

First of four deadlines for program completion by August 31, 2020.

Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2020 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.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 17 April 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2020 graduation

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Friday, 17 April 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2020 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for May graduation Friday, 17 April 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2020 degree granting and Congregation.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Thursday, 30 April 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for program completion by April 30, 2020.

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2020 program end date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Thursday, 30 April 2020

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 by 4:00 pm. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2020 Summer Session.

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