Award Opportunities

Award Namesort descending Deadline Summary
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. 
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2018 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: 16 February 2018 Multi-year fellowships are offered to Aboriginal graduate students.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Draft nomination statement: Friday, 06 October 2017 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.
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, 13 October 2017 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.
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.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely March 2018 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.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2018 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
BC Aboriginal Student Award Likely March 2018 The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has established an award program for Aboriginal students pursuing studies at the Master’s and Doctoral levels in British Columbia. Renewable awards of $5,000 per year are available. Selection is based on a variety of factors, including financial need, family and community responsibilities, and career and life goals.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship Sunday, 1 April 2018 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is awarded each year to an outstanding graduate student at a university in the Pacific Northwest who has a strong academic record, a demonstrated capacity for leadership, the promise of emerging as an environmental leader, and a faculty nomination. Students of color, those who come from a disadvantaged background, or who have overcome significant hardship are highly encouraged to apply for this award.
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017; 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call First come, first served, by 4pm on Friday, 26 January 2018 CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC have launched a third intake for the 2017-2018 competition with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. Eligible applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. (Updated: 18 Dec 2017)
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicant deadline: Friday, 01 December 2017; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 2 February 2018 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Wednesday, 15 November 2017 The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships Likely March 2018 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.
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards Wednesday, 31 January 2018 The Canadian Northern Studies Awards support students undertaking research that includes northern or circumpolar fieldwork.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2018) CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
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.
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.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship Thursday, 1 February 2018 The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500. Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely June 2018 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 Biological Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2018 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering and Social Sciences.)
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship Likely March 2018 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (usually between late March and early April 2018) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Institutional e-Approval (UBC internal) deadline - 4:30pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.