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.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 12 September 2016; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per annum for 36 months to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Friday, 18 March 2016 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
SERB-UBC Scholarship Friday, 18 March 2016 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.
Killam Connection Noon on Monday 18 April 2016 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Sunday, 01 May 2016 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Friday 3 June 2016 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 Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016, inclusive. (Note: The fields of competition for 2017 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Tuesday, 10 May 2016 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Sunday, 15 May 2016; ORS signature deadline is 12 May 2016 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.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 27 May 2016 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Tuesday, 31 May 2016 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Wednesday, 08 June 2016 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, geology, 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.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Friday, 10 June 2016 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, or Mexico. The award is open to all disciplines.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Wednesday, 15 June 2016 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.
John W. Davies Memorial Award 29 June 2016 11:00 PM PST 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.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Thursday, 30 June 2016 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award 30 June 2016 10:59 PM PST 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is Friday, 15 July 2016 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Airfare for Graduate Travel Likely in July 2016
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Monday, 01 August 2016 The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Ecology and Environment, Translational Medicine.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Mid-August to Mid-September This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 26 August 2016; CIHR: first come, first served The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 2016 The FCRF Award for the international joint PhD (cotutelle) is awarded for the best thesis completed by a PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program after a successful defence.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Applicants for Master's funding: December 1 SSHRC provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.