Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Ongoing A number of active NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience Programs are available at UBC. Funding is available to support the training of teams of highly qualified students and postdoctoral fellows from Canada and abroad.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely May 2022 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 2022 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
UBC Public Scholars Award 20 May 2022 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 20 May 2022 at 4:00 pm PT The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 20 May 2022 at 4:00 pm PT A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
International Policy Ideas Challenge Likely May 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program for Spring Graduate Awards deadline The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Killam Connection First Stage concludes on May 23 2022 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship for Women in Business Likely May 2022 Each year, YVR will award $20,000 to a female or female-identified student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, and a passion for diversity, inclusion and community participation.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2022 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 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Application deadline: applicants - check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 10 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Canadian Dam Association Scholarships Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Canadian Dam Association offers annually two scholarships to full-time postgraduate students attending a Canadian university or college whose program of study focuses on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nominations likely in June 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The IDRC Doctoral Research Award supports field research aligned with IDRC’s mandate. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas. The award supports field research conducted in one or more countries in the Global South
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 24 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
Margaret Meagher Fellowship Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The purpose of the Margaret Meagher Fellowship is to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship ($40,060 for 9 months) is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date One award of $3,000 is offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Arctic 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 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely June 2022. Applicant Deadline: Likely August 2022. Check funding agency webpage for exact date Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 2022, checking scholarship flyer for exact date SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely July 2022 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care

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