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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Discontinued as of 2024 These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely in July 2024 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Wednesday, 17 July 2024 The IDRC Doctoral Research Award supports field research aligned with IDRC’s mandate. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas. The award supports field research conducted in one or more countries in the Global South
Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship Likely in July 2024 The BBPA National Scholarship Program (NSP) is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.
Vanier Scholarship August 29, 2024 at 12:00 noon PT The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Killam Connection Likely in September 2024 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely in September 2024 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.
Li Tze Fong Memorial Fellowship Likely in September 2024 Fellowships of $25,000 (subject to change) are awarded each year through the Affiliated Fellowships competitions, made available by the University of British Columbia and the Li family in memory of Mr. Li Tze Fong.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely in September 2024 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely in September 2024 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 Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2024 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely in September 2024 Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency) Likely in October 2024 The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
CIHR Fellowship Likely in October 2024 Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely in October 2024 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.
Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security Likely in October 2024 The Liu Institute for Global Issues in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs offers this annual award to UBC students intending to undertake research on topics related to nuclear disarmament and global security.
IBM PhD Fellowship Award Likely in November 2024 Since 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Likely in November 2024 Zonta International’s Amelia Earhart Fellowships memorialize famed air pioneer and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937. By remembering Amelia Earhart through this fellowship, Zonta International encourages and supports women to expand their horizons by pursuing degrees and careers in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) Likely in November 2024 Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC) is a one-year national interdisciplinary training program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) with representation from the disciplines of Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Education. This training program is aimed at students and their supervisors from Canadian universities who are interested in interdisciplinary primary health care research. Trainees will have a primary Mentor who will offer leadership and guidance to participants until they are established primary health care researchers.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Likely November 2024 Awards of $3,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the 2020 Western Provinces competition.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely in November 2024 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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