Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Program specific 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.
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Apply after applying to an UBC graduate program The Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to former Globalink Research Interns to return to Canada for graduate studies at select Mitacs university partners, including UBC.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Applications are accepted any time The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all discipines. Funding varies by destination.
UBC Public Scholars Award Friday, 24 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.
British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Check with graduate program The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships to emphasize research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students.
Killam Connection Friday, 15 March 2019 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 01 May 2019 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Wednesday, 8 May 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.
DEGIRS Bursary Friday, 10 May 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 professional geoscience in the resource sector.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Friday, 10 May 2019 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 Thursday, 16 May 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.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Monday, 20 May 2019 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Thursday, 23 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Friday, 24 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Friday, 24 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.
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.
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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Monday, 27 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, 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Monday, 3 June 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 14 June 2019 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.)
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in summer 2019 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in summer 2019 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2019 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.

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