Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Program specific 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.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Not accepting applications at this time 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.
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Apply after applying to an UBC graduate program The Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to former Globalink Research Interns to return to Canada for graduate studies at select Mitacs university partners, including UBC.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Vanier Scholarship Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the NSERC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and PGS-D.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities. Students registered in a UBC degree program (or on an approved leave of absence from UBC) in the 2020 calendar year must complete the SSHRC online application by UBC's deadline. Applicants complete and submit one application to be considered for both the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) and Doctoral Fellowship.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 12 PM (noon) PDT The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards 19 October 2020 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Check with graduate program The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships to emphasize research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students.
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship September 16, 2019 (11:59 PM PST) Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: October 1, 2019; Full Application: November 1, 2019 The National Chapter of Canada IODE initiated War Memorial Doctoral Scholarships in 1918 to commemorate Canadians who sacrificed their lives for peace and freedom. Initially, bursaries were granted to children of men and women who lost their lives or who were permanently disabled while fighting for Canada. Today, applicants are judged on academic excellence and potential. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and in at least their second year of doctoral program at a Canadian or Commonwealth university.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Monday, 7 October 2019, for graduate programs to submit draft nomination statement Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars 4:00pm (Vancouver time) October 11, 2019
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Friday, 18 October 2019 at 4pm PDT Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration will likely open in October 2019 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Friday, 01 November 2019 at 4:00 pm PST 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship Likely early November This scholarship is open to agricultural science students from the province of Alberta. Students may be enrolled in any post-secondary institution within or outside the province of Alberta. 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.
International Doctoral Fellowship No longer accepting applications Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
Future Forests Fellowship Not accepting applications at this time 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 4:00pm PST Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University Likely mid-November Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University in the academic year 2018-2019.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Likely mid-November The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
Canada-US Fulbright Program Likely mid-November The Canada-US Fulbright Program is a bi-national program of educational exchange, with a mandate to enhance mutual understanding between the people of Canada and the people of the United States of America. Available to graduate students, faculty, professionals and independent researchers, successful applicants conduct research, lecture, or enroll in formal academic programs in the United States. Fulbright Canada offers various scholarship awards within this program, with further information on the various award opportunities made available through the Canada-US Fulbright Program website.

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