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
Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

Third of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for final doctoral examinations for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Nominations for External Examiner form (April 30, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 13 December 2019

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

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs or disciplinary Faculties
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (December 31, 2019 Program End Date) Friday, 03 January 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for December 31, 2019 Program End Date

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for December 31 end date Friday, 03 January 2020

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for December 31 2019 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, 03 January 2020

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for December 31 2019 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for Winter Session Term 2.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely January 2020 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.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Likely January 2020 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.
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Likely January 2020 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.
Application for May degree granting and May Congregation opens Saturday, 18 January 2020

Application for May 2020 degree granting and May 2020 Congregation opens, and is available until Friday February 21 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Likely January 2020 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call Likely January 2020 CIHR has launched a third intake for the 2018-2019 competition. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to CIHR as they are received by G+PS (Updated: 13 Dec 2018)
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 24 January 2020

Second of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2020 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2020 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Gunther Abrahamson Research and Management Award Likely January 2020 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.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Likely January 2020 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 Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with a primary objective to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Likely January 2020 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.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2020 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.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship Likely January 2020 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 Likely January 2020 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.
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).
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.

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