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.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely May 2022 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 professional geoscience in the resource sector.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Program under review. Not accepting applications at this time. 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award 20 May 2022 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 20 May 2022 at 4:00 pm 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 Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program for Spring Graduate Awards deadline The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Killam Connection First Stage concludes on May 23 2022 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Application deadline: applicants - check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 10 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Canadian Dam Association Scholarships Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nominations likely in June 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 24 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Pat Clifford Award is administered by the Canadian Education Association (CEA) and intends to recognize the work of emerging researchers in education policy, practice, or theory in Canada.This award is dedicated to the memory of Pat Clifford, who was active in research and teaching practice in Canada.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely June 2022. Applicant Deadline: Likely August 2022. Check funding agency webpage for exact date Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award is available for students studying at the Master’s or PhD level, preferably in the areas of organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. Awarded to any individual, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely June 2022, checking scholarship flyer for exact date SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely July 2022 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Likely August 2022 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Vanier Scholarship Likely September 2022 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely September 2022 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.