Award Opportunities

Award Namesort descending Deadline Summary
President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award Ongoing All eligible PhD students will automatically see this award applied against their student account.
Pursuit Award Likely in April 2023 The Pursuit Awards recognize PhD students from across the globe for their outstanding contributions to and achievements in childhood disability research. The focus of the student/graduate's research must be in the area of pediatric disability.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Likely October 2022
rare Scholarship in Graduate Research Likely in April 2023 The rare Charitable Research Reserve has partnered with the Ages Foundation Fund to financially assist students in pursuit of higher education. The Ages Foundation Research Fellowship & Bursaries program will allow students to study in a relatively undisturbed, yet highly accessible site in Waterloo Region.
Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency) Likely October 2022, consult funding agency webpage for exact date The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in May 2023 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Likely in June 2023 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.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in May 2023 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely in June 2023 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.
Schmidt Science Fellowships Likely in April 2023 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 per year and are supported to pursue a one to two year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in March 2023 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.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely in July 2023 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.
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit Likely November 2024 Awards of $3,500 each will be awarded women graduate students who have demonstrated leadership while maintaining exemplary academic records. UBC may nominate one student to the 2020 Western Provinces competition.
Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security 7 October 2022 The Liu Institute for Global Issues in the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs offers this annual award to UBC students intending to undertake research on topics related to nuclear disarmament and global security.
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Soroptimist Foundation of Canada annually offers several $8,500 grants to female graduate students in Canada to assist them with university studies which will qualify them for careers which will improve the quality of women's lives.
Spring Graduate Awards Competition Likely in May 2023 A number of university awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students.
SRK Graduate Scholarship Likely in June 2023 SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. offers a graduate scholarship with the intent to assist students undertaking graduate studies in mining industry related areas.
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities.
SSHRC Talent Award Likely in February 2023 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.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award Likely in August 2023 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
Sumaila-Volvo Graduate Prize in Environmental Sustainability Likely in July 2023 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.
TELUS Graduate Fellowship on Telecommunications Policy Likely January 2023, check funding agency webpage for exact date The Fellowship will support graduate students who wish to undertake independent, innovative research on issues related to telecommunications policy.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Likely in March 2023 The ENTELLIGENCE program provides opportunities for individual young investigators to promote quality medical care and enhance patients' lives by supporting research (basic science, translational and clinical research) in the area of pulmonary hypertension (PH) related to expanding our knowledge of the pathways involved in pulmonary vascular pathobiology and ultimately, to improve treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Likely in March 2023 This internship programme is offered by United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) to university graduates from many disciplines including: international affairs (relations), peacekeeping and peace building, political science, economics, history, women’s studies, public policy, geography, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, law, the sciences, engineering, languages, etc.who demonstrate that they have an active interest in the work of the United Nations and UN-related issues.
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award Likely in June 2023 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.

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