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.
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 5 August 2022 at 4:00 pm PT Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related fields.
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award 15 August 2022 A $1,500 award is offered for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care
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 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT 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).
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.
Killam Doctoral Scholarships 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships 13 September 2022 at 12:00 noon PT 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.
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 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.
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Likely September 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date Provided by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), the John Peters Humphrey Fellowship in International Human Rights or International Organization is awarded to outstanding students to support them in the pursuit of full-time graduate studies in the fields of international human rights or international organization. This fellowship is made in honour of John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer.
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Letter of intent: Likely October 2022; Full Application: Likely November 2022. Check funding agency webpage for exact date. 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.
New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships Likely October 2022, see funding agency webpage for exact date Successful applicants will be eligible for a maximum of four consecutive years of undergraduate post-secondary funding, a maximum of two years at the Master’s level and a maximum of two years for the Doctorate level.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Likely October 2022
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.
CIHR Fellowship Likely October 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants Likely October 2022 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely October 2022 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.
PEO Scholar Award Likely November 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) program was established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral level degree at an accredited college or university.
IBM PhD Fellowship Award Likely November 2022, check funding agency webpage for exact date Since 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.