Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 25 May 2018 A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Friday, 25 May 2018 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 PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship between 20 March and 5 April 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in June 2018 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award 25 May 2018 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.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1) Apply to CSC for a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2018; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong Postdoctoral Fellowship in summer 2018 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.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Wednesday, 30 May 2018 by 4pm EDT The IDRC Doctoral Research Award support research aligned with IDRC’s mandate and thematic priorities. Proposed research must fit within the priorities of the Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, or Technology and Innovation program areas.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Thursday, 31 May 2018 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.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely May 2018 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.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Friday, 8 June 2018 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, 2016 to June 30, 2018, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2019 will be Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.)
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely June 2018 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.
John G. Bene Fellowship Wednesday, 20 June 2018 by 4pm EDT 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).
Flaherty Research Scholarship Monday, 25 June 2018 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2018 Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the 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 Saturday, 30 June 2018 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.
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary Likely June 2018 The Norm Bromberger Research Bursary provides $2,000 each year to encourage research in the area of co-operatives and credit unions.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Sunday, 15 July 2018 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 27 July 2018 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Wednesday, 08 August 2018 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Saturday, 1 September 2018 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.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Applicant deadline: Friday, 14 September 2018 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring 17:00, Friday September 21, 2018 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: 1 October 2018; Complete application: 15 November 2018 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 Draft nomination statement: Friday, 5 October 2018 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. Financial sponsorship of the award is provided by Google.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Applicant deadline: confirm with academic department; Application submission deadline: Tuesday, 9 October 2018 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 4:00pm on Friday, 12 October 2018 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.

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