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.
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.
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).
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 Master’s (CGS M) Program Applicants: 1 December 2020 at 5 pm PST 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: 1 December 2020 at 5 pm PST 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.
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships Monday, 1 February 2021 at 4:00 pm Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2021); Graduate program nomination deadline: 12 February 2021 at 4:00 pm Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.
SSHRC Talent Award Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2021); Graduate program nomination deadline: 26 February 2021 at 4:00 pm The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a current SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship holder. The Talent Award is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector. One Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.
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.
Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarship 5 March 2021 The Douglas McRorie Memorial Scholarships are awarded to agricultural post-graduates majoring in agricultural business, economics, finance or trade. Candidates must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in Canada and be enrolled in their graduate program until at least one semester beyond the application deadline.
Governor General's Gold Medal Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2021); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: 12 March 2021 at 4:00 pm PST Gold medals are awarded to the graduating students with the most outstanding academic records in a doctoral degree and in a Master's degree with thesis.
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships 15 March 2021 Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women 15 March 2021 The Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada offers a graduate scholarship to female Canadian citizens pursuing PhD studies.
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Monday, 15 March 2021 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation are offered by The Simons Foundation and The International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) with a primary objective to enhance Canadian graduate level scholarship on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund Likely March 2021 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.
Centre for Applied Ethics Graduate Fellowship 15 March 2021 The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500. Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.
Dan David Prize Scholarship 15 March 2021 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.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea 18 March 2021 The Government of Korea through the National Institute for International Education Development offers scholarships to Canadians for study/research at the graduate level.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: apply to CSC from 10-31 March 2021 (Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Killam Connection Various steps - likely May 2021 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award Graduate program nomination deadline: 31 March 2021 CIHR offers limited travel award funding to PhD students in health sciences for the Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF). Note: For 2021, no travel funding is offered as the CSHRF conference will be hosted virtually.

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