Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Likely in January 2015 The Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to former Globalink Research Interns to return to Canada for graduate studies at select Mitacs university partners.
Rio Tinto Alcan Research Fellowships May 2015 - check with graduate program Rio Tinto Alcan offers an $18,000 research fellowship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto Alcan’s activities.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award May - check with Graduate Program 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 and Life 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, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Friday 12 June 2015 at 4 p.m. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 22 May 2015 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely in May 2015 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.
Public Health and the Agricultural Rural Ecosystem (PHARE) Graduate Training Scholarships Likely in May 2015 This Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (CIHR-STIHR) funded graduate training program draws skills from across Canada to respond to changing demographics and technology and to address the health challenges facing persons living in rural Canada as they seek a healthy, safe and sustainable lifestyle.The PHARE program provides scholarship support to graduate students at the Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral level. It is a virtual program, accessible through any eligible Canadian University.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in June, 2015 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.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Likely in June 2015 The Mitacs Globalink Research Award helps faculty members and students at Canadian universities build an international research network and undertake research abroad. The Research Award offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to undertake 12- to 24-week research projects supervised by professors at accredited universities in Brazil, mainland China, India, Mexico, Turkey, or Vietnam. The award is open to all disciplines.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2015 An 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 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.
William Rea Fellowship in Television Likely in July 2015 One or more fellowships have been endowed by William Rea, Jr., founder of CKNW, in honour of his father, a pioneer Edmonton educator. The minimum value of each award is $500, to a maximum of $2,300.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely mid-September to early October for Doctoral awards (check with graduate program); December 1st for Master's awards NSERC provides financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in a Canadian university in natural sciences or engineering.
Affiliated Fellowships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: likely December 1, 2015 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: most likely December 1 SSHRC provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Vanier Scholarship Likely in September 2015 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely in September 2015 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship November 15, 2015 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.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Likely in September 2015 CIHR provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in health sciences.
DAAD ( Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in September 2015 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2015 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Usually October 1st for letter of intent, and November 1st for complete application The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Today, applicants are judged on academic excellence and potential. Candidates must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Likely in October 2015 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.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2015 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2015 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Likely in October 2015 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 social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.