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 G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for November graduation Friday, 18 October 2019

Last day for final master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be approved by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for November 2019 degree granting and Congregation. Must be approved and accepted by 4:00 pm.

POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration will likely open in October 2019 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely early November This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post-secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: likely early November Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely mid-November Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely mid-November The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.
Nominations for External Examiner form (Spring 2020 Graduation) Friday, 29 November 2019

First of four deadlines for Spring 2020 graduation

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Likely December 2019 The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's institutions.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 1 December 2019 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely December 2019 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely December 2019 Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
Google Lime Scholarship Likely December 2019 The Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
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.

Application for February degree granting and May Congregation opens Friday, 13 December 2019

Application for February 2020 degree granting and May 2020 Congregation opens, and is available until January 17 2020. Application is made through the Student Service Centre.

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

Last Day for Final Doctoral Oral Examinations (February 2020 Degree Granting) Friday, 13 December 2019

Third of four deadlines for February 2020 Degree Granting

Last day for final doctoral examinations for February 2020 Degree Granting

Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship Nominations accepted from graduate programs or disciplinary Faculties
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.

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

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.
Last day for students to complete all program requirements for February degree granting Friday, 17 January 2020

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

Last day for G+PS approval of final master’s theses and doctoral dissertations for February degree granting Friday, 17 January 2020

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

Last Day for Acceptance of Final, Approved Doctoral Dissertation (February 2020 Degree Granting) Friday, 17 January 2020

Fourth of four deadlines for February 2020 Degree Granting

Last day for acceptance of final, approved doctoral dissertation by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for February 2020 Degree Granting.

Last day for application for February degree granting and May Congregation Friday, 17 January 2020

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

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.
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

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)
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.
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.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely January 2020 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Likely January 2020 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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