Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Ongoing 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.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: 24 June 2022 at 4:00 pm PT 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 2022, 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 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Margaret Meagher Fellowship Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The purpose of the Margaret Meagher Fellowship is to deepen the Government of Canada understanding of China, and to foster the development of a next generation of Canadian policy makers and specialists who will be at the forefront in government, business, education and civil society. This PhD or postdoctoral fellowship ($40,060 for 9 months) is ideally suited to an early-career post-doctoral fellow who wishes to pursue a career path bridging academia and policy making.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely June 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 2022, checking scholarship flyer for exact date SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nomination deadline for departments (direct to Microsoft): Likely June 2022. Applicant Deadline: Likely August 2022. 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 Likely July 2022 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely July 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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.
Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship Likely July 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The BBPA National Scholarship Program (NSP) is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of academic excellence by Black Canadian youth through an annual scholarship program.
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability 29 July 2022 at 4:00 pm PT 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Likely August 2022 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.
Vanier Scholarship UBC Application deadline: 1 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Killam Connection September 2022 The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course.
Wounded Warriors Doctoral Scholarship in Military and Veteran Health Research Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date 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 Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely September 2022 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).
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely September 2022 The NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral (PGS D) program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in an eligible doctoral program in the natural sciences or engineering.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Likely September 2022 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely September 2022 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 2022 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards Likely September 2022 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely September 2022 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date Recipients will have demonstrated academic and leadership achievements including, but not limited to, engagement in the arts, athletics, school, and/or their community. The award is valued up to $5,500 annually and renewable for up to 4 years.

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