Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence Likely April 2020 The programme provides accommodation support to UBC PhD students to undertake short-term research visits at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00 pm, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world.
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship Wednesday, 08 April 2020 The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships Applicants: apply to CSC from 10-30 April 2020 (Beijing time) The China Scholarship Council (CSC) provides scholarships to Chinese students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad, across a wide range of disciplines.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2020 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society's 5-year research strategic plan.
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance Likely May 2020 The Rabin Scholarship Fund provides doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows focusing on areas relating to the pursuit of peace and peaceful forms of social life the opportunity to spend one academic year at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.
SERB-UBC Scholarship Graduate program nomination deadline: Friday, 8 May 2020 This award, a collaboration between The Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to 5 scholarships per year to PHD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It includes a monthly living allowance of USD 2,000 plus funding by UBC covering the tuition costs.
DEGIRS Bursary Likely May 2020 The Division of Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (DEGIRS) offers a $2,000 bursary aimed at advancing engineering and geosciences education and practices in BC. Studies should relate directly to professional engineering and/or professional geoscience in the resource sector.
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health Likely May 2020 The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with BC communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives.
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Applicants: check with graduate program (likely April 2020); Graduate program nomination deadline: 8 May 2020 at 4:00 pm A $3,850 prize has been established by Dr. Rashid Sumaila (2017 Volvo Environment Prize laureate) for a Master’s or Ph.D. student whose peer-reviewed publications to date are expected to have the most significant impact on the field of environmental sustainability.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely May 2020 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely late April to mid-May) The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 22 May 2020 at 4:00 pm A number of University awards for current and upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Wednesday, 27 May 2020 Dr. Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship provides financial support to students entering second or subsequent year of graduate studies in soil science (in areas of agriculture, environment, agro-ecology or other related disciplines). 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Thursday, 28 May 2020 The Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards have been established to promote Canadian-based research on corporate governance and build Canada’s corporate governance research capacity by encouraging the next generation of young scholars.
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Likely May 2020 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely June 2020 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: 12 June 2020 at 4:00 pm 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, 2018 to June 30, 2020, inclusive.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 17 June 2020 by 4:00 pm EST (1:00 pm PST) 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
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Applicants: Check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 17 June 2020 at 4:00 pm 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 26 June 2020 at 4:00 pm The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2020 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.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Tuesday, 30 June 2020 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 Tuesday, 30 June 2020 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.

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