Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Varies, 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.
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Varies, 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Varies 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.
Vanier Scholarship Likely September 2021 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely September 2021 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).
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely September 2021 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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Likely September 2021 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: Likely December 2021 The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program Applicants: Likely December 2021 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
UBC Public Scholars Award Friday, June 4 2021 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 21 May 2021 at 4:00 pm PST A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program for Spring Graduate Awards deadline The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2021, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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: 11 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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 Biological Sciences/Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed their doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021, inclusive.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 16 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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 June 2021, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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: 25 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST 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 June 2021, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 Kathryn Huget Leadership Award 30 June 2021 at midnight 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.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely late June 2021. Applicant Deadline: Likely early August 2021. Check funding agency webpage for exact date Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award 1 July 2021 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
SRK Graduate Scholarship 2 July 2021 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship Likely July 2021 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.
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely July 2021 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).
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2021 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.

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