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.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Thursday, 6 September 2018; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline: check with UBC's Office of Research Services; CIHR application deadline: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Friday, 01 December 2017 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 2 February 2018 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.
3M National Student Fellowship Monday, 8 January 2018 The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten full-time university students at Canadian institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives and at their college or university. These students embrace a vision of quality education that enhances their academic experience and beyond. Each winner will receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at the winner’s discretion and will also participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat. 
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Monday, 8 January 2018 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 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). Four awards of $5,000 are available to Canadian Masters and/or Doctoral students to support the research and writing of an academic paper responding to a specific Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament (NACD) topic.
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Agency deadline: Wednesday, 31 January 2018 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.
David Suzuki Fellowship Monday, 15 January 2018
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship Friday, 26 January 2018 Scholarships are offered towards the cost of accommodation at Goodenough College, the pre-eminent residential college for international graduate students in London.
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research Wednesday, 31 January 2018 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.
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award Likely January 2018 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.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Wednesday, 31 January 2018 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 Wednesday, 31 January 2018 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Wednesday, 31 January 2018 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship Wednesday, 31 January 2018 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.
Caribou Research and Management Award Wednesday, 31 January 2018 Caribou 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.
J.A. Campbell Research Award Likely January 2018 A grant to a maximum of $25,000 is offered for research projects in Canada related to Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity. The CCA is open to all types of relevant research and is not restricted to medical research.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan First come, first served, by Thursday, 1 February 2018 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.
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award Likely February 2018 The Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award recognizes excellence in student research related to any aspect of Kawasaki disease. Research may be bio-medical, clinical, educational, epidemiological or psycho-social in nature. The research may form part of a larger research project/program, but there must be a portion clearly attributable to the applicant.

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