Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
NSERC CREATE Program specific 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.
Globalink Graduate Fellowship Apply after applying to an UBC graduate program The Globalink Graduate Fellowship provides financial support to former Globalink Research Interns to return to Canada for graduate studies at select Mitacs university partners, including UBC.
Vanier Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (PDT - Vancouver time) on Thursday, 7 September 2017; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 The Vanier Scholarships Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 15 September 2017; CIHR: first come, first served The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
U21 Graduate Research Project Grants Friday, 9 September 2016 Graduate Research Projects are a new activity being piloted by the U21 Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDoGS), to enable doctoral candidates to develop and implement international research collaborations within the U21 network.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Applicant (ResearchNet) deadline - 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 4 October 2016 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme Thursday, 15 September 2016 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.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships and Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in social sciences or humanities.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: 4:00pm on Monday, 17 October 2016 The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants 4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring 4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Draft nomination statement: 7 October 2016 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.
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles Likely in September 2016 In order to facilitate the mobility of doctoral students between France and Canada, the France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is launching FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles. It will be awarded for the best running thesis of PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program.The FCRF Scholarship for thesis cotutelles finances academic study visits in France (one round-trip airfare and monthly allowance) for a Canadian doctoral student enrolled in a thesis cotutelle program between a French institution and UBC.
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize Likely in September 2016 The FCRF Award for the international joint PhD (cotutelle) is awarded for the best thesis completed by a PhD student participating in the France-Canada joint PhD (cotutelle) program after a successful defence.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Saturday, 01 October 2016; Complete application: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 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.
International Doctoral Fellowship Applicant deadline: confirm with graduate program (range from 30 Nov 2016 to early Jan 2017) Provides five years of funding for top incoming international doctoral students.
POGO Research Fellowship Program Registration: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Thursday, 06 October 2016; Full Application: 2:00pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, 11 November 2016 Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario offers doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships for applicants with a background in any of the disciplines including medicine and nursing relevant to pediatric oncology.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely in October 2016 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students in the third and fourth years of their PhD studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering.
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship Likely in October 2016 The Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship supports women graduate students in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics.
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 24 October 2016 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support highly gifted and actively engaged doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment.
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program Letter of Intent: Thursday, 03 November 2016 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.
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Sunday, 06 November 2016 The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a global initiative to educate and develop next-generation leaders from Africa who will contribute to social and economic progress. Over a ten-year period the initiative will fund 35 master's students in selected graduate degree programs.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Deadline for letter of intent: 4:00pm on Monday 7 November 2016

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