Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
Flaherty Research Scholarship Likely May 2020 The Flaherty Research Scholarship supports emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards Likely May 2020 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.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely May 2020 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 (likely late April to mid-May) The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2020 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely 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.
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies Likely 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.
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: Likely June 2020 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 and one in Humanities and Fine Arts. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019, inclusive. (Note: The CGS/ProQuest Award operates on a two-year cycle with regard to fields of competition. The fields of competition for 2020 will be Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and the Social Sciences.)
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely June 2020 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous graduate students.
John W. Davies Memorial Award Likely June 2020 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 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 Likely 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 Likely June 2020 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely July 2020 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).
Schmidt Science Fellowships Likely July 2020 The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity. Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 and are supported by the program to undertake a full-time, postdoctoral study for at least one year in a world-leading laboratory in a field different from their existing area of expertise. Fellows also spend five weeks during their Fellowship year at four residential meetings around the globe where they receive bespoke training to help them become the next generation of science leaders.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely July 2020 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.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nominations from university: Likely August 2020; Application deadline: Likely September 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2020 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.
Foreign Government Awards Program - Mexico Application will be available in June 2020; Deadline: Likely September 2020 The Government of Mexico is offering scholarships to Canadians for study or research at the Undergraduate, Master's, Doctoral or Postdoctoral level in Mexico.
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship No longer accepting applications Fellowships for international students with leadership in humanitarian and development work in their home country
Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards Check with graduate program The Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) is a program for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups.
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) No application deadline The Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF) program provides funding for UBC's best PhD, DMA, and MDPhD students of up to $18,200 per year plus tuition.
Department Awards Check with graduate program Various awards are offered to students on the recommendation of a graduate program, Department, or Faculty.