Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Thursday, 28 May 2020 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.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation (VKCSF) is a charitable organization dedicated to providing scholarships to qualified students with Korean heritage or to those pursuing academic studies related to Korea. VKCSF encourages students to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the Korean-Canadian community and the wider Canadian society.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2020 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 Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 12 June 2020 at 4:00 pm These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020, inclusive.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 17 June 2020 at 4:00 pm 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 17 June 2020 by 4:00 pm EST (1:00 pm PST) 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: 26 June 2020 at 4:00 pm The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2020 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.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Tuesday, 30 June 2020 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Tuesday, 30 June 2020 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Likely July 2020 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four 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 PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Likely July 2020 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.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2020 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.
John G. Bene Fellowship 15 July 2020 by 1:00 pm PST Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 15 July 2020 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Schmidt Science Fellowships Application deadline: check with UBC graduate program, Graduate program nomination deadline: 29 July 2020 at 4:00 pm The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 and are supported to pursue a one year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nominations from university: Likely August 2020; Application deadline: Likely September 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2020 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.
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards 4:00 pm (EDT) on 16 September 2020 The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2020; Deadline: Likely September 2020 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Friday, 20 November 2020 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.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship No longer accepting applications Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award Ongoing All eligible PhD students will automatically see this award applied against their student account.
Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards Check with graduate program The Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) is a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups.
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) No application deadline The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program provides funding for UBC's best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students of up to $18,200 per year plus tuition.

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