Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Canadian Dam Association Scholarships Likely in June 2023 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Likely in June 2023 These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Likely in June 2023 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 in June 2023 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 Likely in June 2023 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 in June 2023 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 in June 2023 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.
Margaret Meagher Fellowship Likely in June 2023 The purpose of the Margaret Meagher Fellowship is to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship ($40,060 for 9 months) is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely in June 2023 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 in June 2023 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in June 2023 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely in July 2023 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 Likely in July 2023 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).
Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship Likely in July 2023 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.
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.
President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award Ongoing All eligible PhD students will automatically see this award applied against their student account.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship Under review 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 Under review 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.
Future Forests Fellowship 4:00pm on Friday Nov 25, 2022 An annual $70,000 fellowship has been established by the Moss Rock Park Foundation. This prestigious fellowship will be awarded to an incoming PhD student in the Faculty of Forestry whose intended studies fit within one of the following areas of excellence within the Faculty: Forest Products Biotechnology; Bioenergy; Forest Genomics; Climate Change; Urban Forestry; Forest Management; Conservation; Forested Landscapes; Salmon Ecology; Forest Health; Forests and Indigenous Peoples; Forests and Human Health. The fellowship holder will receive this funding for up to four years and only one student may be in receipt of the fellowship at a time. The fellowship will be awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Forestry in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Ongoing The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all discipines. Funding varies by destination.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Likely in February 2023 Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. Award supports travel to Taiwan for eight weeks this summer and work with researchers on projects related to their research studies in Canada while receiving Mandarin training at National Tsing Hua University.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in March 2023 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.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely in March 2023 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.
Graduate Covid Program Delay Tuition Award Ongoing
Graduate Student Travel and Research Dissemination Fund Ongoing, applications are accepted year-round The Travel and Research Dissemination Fund provides funding support to a combined maximum of $500 per graduate student.

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