Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
DEGIRS Bursary Likely March 2018 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 geoscience/geotechnique in the resource sector.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in spring 2018 Renewable postdoctoral fellowships of $50,000 per year for up to three years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People's Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking postdoctoral research at the UBC Vancouver campus in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Check with graduate program; Graduate porgram nomination deadline: likely March 2018 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.
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.
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).
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.
Killam Connection Likely March 2018 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course
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.
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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely March 2018 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, geology, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program for at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women Likely March 2018 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing Ph.D. studies.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Check with graduate program in 2018; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely April 2018 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards Likely March 2018 WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards are intended to enable highly qualified Masters and PhD students to undertake full-time research training with a focus on preventing and/or reducing occupational illness, injury, and disability in British Columbia.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely March 2018 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
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.
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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely April 2018 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.
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship Likely April 2018 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.
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.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely April 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Tuesday, 01 May 2018 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2018 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline: likely May 2018 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2018 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2018 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.