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
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.

Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 25 January 2019

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Linda Michaluk Scholarship Likely January 2019 The Linda Michaluk Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually by the College of Applied Biology to full-time students enrolled in a Canadian post-graduate program of study that is relevant to the advancement of science-informed decision making, or to the development of laws and regulations that affect the practice of natural resource management.
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.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Gunther Abrahamson Research and Management Award Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Gunther Abrahamson 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
David Suzuki Fellowship Likely January 2019
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely January 2019 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.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely January 2019 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.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Thursday, 31 January 2019 The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $7,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
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.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Applications will reopen in February 2019 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.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan First come, first served, by Friday, 1 February 2019 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 2019 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.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Friday, 1 February 2019 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 08 February 2019

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

NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Likely February 2019 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 2005 NPRB Science Plan.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely February 2019 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.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Friday, 15 February 2019 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
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.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Friday, 15 February 2019 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Likely 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.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Likely February 2019 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Last day for application for May degree granting and Congregation Friday, 22 February 2019

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

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.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely March 2019 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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Killam Connection Upcoming competition is under review; details to be confirmed in early 2019 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely March 2019 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.
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.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019 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.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely March 2019 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
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.
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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 22 March 2019

Third of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Last day for final doctoral examinations for Spring 2019 graduation

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely March 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Monday, 1 April 2019 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 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.
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 05 April 2019

Third of four deadlines for April 30, 2019 Program End Date.

Last day for final doctoral examinations for April 30, 2019 Program End Date.

WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely April 2019 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.
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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 12 April 2019

First of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.