Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Ongoing 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.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Likely in March 2023 As of 2023, the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) has been absorbed into the International Congress on Academic Medicine (ICAM).  The Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award is no longer offered.
SERB-UBC Scholarship On hold 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 USD 2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding No future deadline; program discontinued The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely in May 2024 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement May 17, 2024, at 4:00PM PT The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely in May 2024 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
International Policy Ideas Challenge Likely in May 2024
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards May 24, 2024 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.
Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship for Women in Business Likely in May 2024 Each year, YVR will award $20,000 to a female or female-identified student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, and a passion for diversity, inclusion and community participation.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition May 27, 2024 at 4:00PM PT A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship May 27, 2024 at 4:00PM PT The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Clifford Alexander Robson and Else Loella Robson Memorial Scholarship May 27, 2024 at 4:00PM PT Scholarships are available for outstanding graduate students with disabilities entering the fifth or sixth year of a PhD program.
Andrew Nord Fellowships in Rheumatology May 27, 2024 at 4:00PM PT Fellowships are available for doctoral students engaged in rheumatology research in any faculty at UBC.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely in May 2024 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely in May 2024 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely in June 2024 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.
Bullitt Prize June 1, 2024 The Bullitt Prize is a program to identify and support environmentally focused leaders in the Pacific Northwest.  Applicants must be studying and demonstrate a commitment to subjects that are closely aligned with the Prize’s mission to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest.
Canadian Dam Association Scholarships Likely in June 2024 The Canadian Dam Association offers annually two scholarships to full-time postgraduate students attending a Canadian university or college whose program of study focuses on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award June 14, 2024 at 4:00PM PT These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Likely in June 2024 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.
Margaret Meagher Fellowship Likely in June 2024 The purpose of the Margaret Meagher Fellowship is to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship ($40,060 for 9 months) is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.
Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship Likely in June 2024 The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the doctoral level in the field of vision loss in Canada.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in June 2024 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely in June 2024 One award of $3,000 is offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Arctic 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.