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 (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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.

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.

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 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 (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 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.

Last day for students to complete all program requirements for April 30 end date Thursday, 30 April 2020

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 2020 Summer Session. IMPORTANT: For students planning to graduate in May 2020, the deadline for completing program requirements is Friday April 17 2020.

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.

The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Likely May 2020 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.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely May 2020 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely spring 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 A $3,850 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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 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.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely May 2020 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 professional geoscience in the resource sector.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2020 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.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely May 2020 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.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2020 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.
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.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2020 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2020 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely May 2020 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, 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.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2020 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.
Last Day for Submission of Exam Copies of Doctoral Dissertations (August 31, 2020 Program End Date) Friday, 12 June 2020

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

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely June 2020 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 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, 2017 to June 30, 2019, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2020 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and the Social Sciences.)
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2020 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely June 2020 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2020 Two awards of $3,000 are 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.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2020 The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely June 2020 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely July 2020 Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).

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