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
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.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 1 March 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Saturday, 30 March 2019 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
Toptal Scholarships for Women Sunday, 31 March 2019 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointment of External Examiner form (September 2019 Degree Conferral) Friday, 12 April 2019

First of four deadlines for September 2019 degree conferral.

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.
Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for May graduation Thursday, 18 April 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for May 2019 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 Thursday, 18 April 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for May 2019 degree granting and Congregation.

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.

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019 Graduation) Friday, 19 April 2019

Fourth of four deadlines for Spring 2019 graduation

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for Spring 2019 graduation

Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Likely April 2019 Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 research scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto's activities.
Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (April 30, 2019 Program End Date) Monday, 29 April 2019

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

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for April 30, 2019 program end date.

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for April 30 end date Tuesday, 30 April 2019

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 2019 Summer Session.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Last day for students to complete all program requirements (including major papers) for non-thesis master's degrees for April 30 program end date. Students who meet this deadline will not be assessed tuition and student fees for the 2019 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2019, the deadline for completing program requirements is Thursday April 18 2019.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Wednesday, 1 May 2019 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2019); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 3 May 2019 A $4,000 prize has been established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila (2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate) for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.
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.
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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2019 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely late April to mid-May) The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 24 May 2019 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely May 2019 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2019 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely May 2019 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2019 The IDRC Doctoral Research Award support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely May 2019 The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Fall 2019 Graduation) Friday, 31 May 2019

First of four deadlines for Fall 2019 Graduation

Last day for Supervisors to submit Nominations for External Examiner form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for Fall 2019 Graduation

Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely May 2019 The Royal Canadian Legion offers an annual entrance scholarship of $30,000 ($15,000/year for 2 years) to a Master’s level student specializing in research related to Veterans and their families.

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