Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Thursday, 1 February 2018 Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Pursuit Award Friday, 2 February 2018 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of applied or clinical research and linked to childhood disability.
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards Friday, 9 February 2018 North Pacific Research Board will award up to six Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRAs) of $25,000 each for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socio-economic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan.
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences Likely February 2018 The Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences provides $35,000 per year for 2 years to successful applicants in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award Likely February 2018 This award in honour of Professor Emeritus James E. Axelson provides $35,000 CDN per year for 2 years to successful applicants.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 16 February 2018 The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
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.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 6 April 2018 Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
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.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health 4pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 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.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship 4pm on Friday, 23 February 2018 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics (including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science).
Hugh C. Morris Experiential Fellowship Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Thursday, 1 March 2018 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely March 2018 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.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Letters of Intent: 4:30pm on Friday 9 March The Burroughs Wellcome Fund will provide four grants of $150,000 each to support building a more quantitative mindset in biomedical science doctoral students.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2018); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: Friday, 9 March 2018 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.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely March 2018); Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 9 March 2018 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF).
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award Likely March 2018 The CSCE Hydrotechnical Division administers this award for the best master's thesis report related to water engineering and water management. This award is intended to recognize an outstanding masters' thesis that demonstrates high quality research technique, high quality presentation of the work, and relevance to water engineering and water management in Canada.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship Friday, 9 March 2018 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Dan David Prize Scholarship Saturday, 10 March 2018 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. 2018-19 selected fields are past time dimension - history of science; present time dimension - bioethics; future time dimension - personalized medicine.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Applicant deadline: Thursday, 15 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.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 16 March 2018 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 $2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
Killam Connection To be announced The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: check with CSC (20 March to 5 April 2018, Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea Tuesday, 20 March 2018 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.

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