Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Varies, 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 Varies, 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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Vanier Scholarship Thursday, 3 September 2020 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.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (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.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: 1 December 2020 at 5 pm PST The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Monday, 1 February 2021 at 4:00 pm Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2021); Graduate program nomination deadline: 12 February 2021 at 4:00 pm Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Varies Exchange scholarships are available to students from Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South & Central America, Mexico, Caribbean, and Chile to undertake research or study at UBC for a period of 4 to 6 months.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2021); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: 12 March 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely March 2021 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.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship 15 March 2021 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.
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships 15 March 2021 Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dan David Prize Scholarship 15 March 2021 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.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: apply to CSC from 10-31 March 2021 (Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Linda Michaluk Scholarship 31 March 2021 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.
Killam Connection Various steps - likely May 2021 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Graduate program nomination deadline: 31 March 2021 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF). Note: For 2021, no travel funding is offered as the CSHRF conference will be hosted virtually.
CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Applicants: contact your graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 31 March 2021 at 4:00 pm PST The CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship 1 April 2021 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.
rare Scholarship in Graduate Research 1 April 2021 The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education. The Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely June 2021 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Prospective nominees: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 1 April 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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.
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship 1 April 2021 The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship 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 Bullitt Foundation’s mission to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Emerald Corridor