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.
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.
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 Thursday, 5 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.
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.
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.
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.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Monday, 15 July 2019 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.
Schmidt Science Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 and are supported by the program to undertake a full-time, postdoctoral study for at least one year in a world-leading laboratory in a field different from their existing area of expertise. Fellows also spend five weeks during their Fellowship year at four residential meetings around the globe where they receive bespoke training to help them become the next generation of science leaders.
U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards Friday, 9 August 2019 The U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Wednesday, 4 September 2019 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) offer a two-year scholarship annually to a PhD student who demonstrates excellence in research issues relevant to military members, Veterans and families while also exhibiting significant potential for a high impact research career.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely September 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.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards 4:00pm (EDT) on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Friday, 20 September 2019 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2019; Deadline: Likely September 2019 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Likely early October 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. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely early October for graduate programs to submit draft nomination statement Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely early October Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely early October Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.

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