Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Mid- to late January 2016 - applicants are to check with grad program for internal deadline Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
SSHRC Talent Award February 26, 2016 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
Governor General's Gold Medal Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is 4 March 2016 Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Monday, 29 February 2016 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.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Tuesday, 01 March 2016 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship Tuesday, 01 March 2016 Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship is awarded annually to a student writing a thesis on a Ukrainian or Ukrainian-Canadian topic in the area of education, history, law, humanities, arts, social sciences, women’s studies, or library sciences. Because funding is for thesis work only, all other degree requirements must be completed by the time the award is taken up.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in March 2016 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Community Engagement Fellowship Program Sunday, 06 March 2016 Community Engagement Fellowship Program offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with northern Canadian First Nations and Inuit communities on four-month long community-identified projects, which will help to provide capacity and respond to challenges facing a community’s health, sustainability, and prosperity.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Tuesday, 08 March 2016 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.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Check with graduate program - early March 2016 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
Dan David Prize Scholarship Thursday, 10 March 2016 The Dan David Prize awards scholarships to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, carrying out research in one of the selected fields for the current year. 2016-17 selected fields are Past - Social History - New Directions; Present - Combat Poverty; and Future - Nanoscience.
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Friday, 11 March 2016 The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master's thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
DEGIRS Bursary Friday, 11 March 2016 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 geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is 11 March 2016 Named in honor of the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools and first presented in 1972, this award is made annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The recipient must be teaching in a North American university, have earned a doctorate within 7 years of the award date, and have written a book of scholarly importance. Subjects fields are selected annually. Awards have been made in literature, history, linguisitics, foreign languages, philosophy, archaeology and musicology.
The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize Likely in March 2016 The Samuel H. Beer Dissertation Prize was developed by the British Politics Group (BPG) to encourage the study of British politics by graduate students and to reward exceptional work in that area of study. The principle criterion for awarding the Prize is the dissertation's contribution to the understanding of British politics, regardless of whether the study is exclusively British or comparative research. $300 will be awarded for the best doctoral dissertation on British politics completed during the calendar years 2008, 2009, or 2010. All nominees must have received their PhD from a department in the U.S. or Canada. Either a supervising professor or a department's director of graduate studies may nominate a dissertation.
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Tuesday, 15 March 2016 The Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice provides funds for a $7500 Research Fellowship in order to support research related to the Institute's annual conference theme. The completed research is expected to be presented at the Institute’s annual conference and published with its proceedings. Open to faculty and graduate students at Canadian universities.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Friday, 18 March 2016 The Anne Vallée Ecological Fund (AVEF) offers two $1,500 scholarship to support students registered in animal research at the master or doctoral level in a Québec or British Columbia University. The AVEF is focussed on supporting field research in animal ecology, in relation with the impact of human activities such as forestry, industry, agriculture, and fishing.
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.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards ORS signature deadline: 22 March 2016 at 4:30 pm; agency deadline: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship Likely in March 2016 The Stokes Dissertation Fellowship is intended to assist a graduate student at a North American university working on a dissertation on British politics (broadly defined to include comparative and historical work, as well as contemporary British politics) to conduct research in the United Kingdom.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Thursday, 31 March 2016 The objective of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) is to provide support for research and education into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the liver. Graduate Studentships and Summer Studentships are intended for scientists-in-training who are working towards obtaining their Masters or Ph.D. and whose research projects are related to liver diseases.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline is 2 May 2016 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.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Friday, 01 April 2016 The Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship is intended to assist the protection of minority and human rights in Canada, and reduce the potential for abuse of cultural minorities such as that suffered by Japanese Canadians during World War II.