Award Opportunities

Award Namesort ascending Deadline Summary
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists Likely in July 2024 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.
Scholarships for Exchange Students Likely in March 2024 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.
Schmidt Science Fellowships Likely in April 2024 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.
Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship in Veteran Health Research Likely in June 2024 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.
Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship Likely in June 2024 The Ross C. Purse Doctoral Fellowship encourages and supports theoretical and practical research and studies at the doctoral level in the field of vision loss in Canada.
Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships Likely in November 2024 Funding is available through the Robert Caton and David Bates Scholarships to support graduate level students with high ideals, demonstrated interest in studies relating to atmospheric sciences, air quality and health or policy and specific goals leading to future work in that field.
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards Likely in May 2024 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.
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Likely in June 2024 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.
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship Likely in May 2024 The Rick Hansen Fellowships are awarded to UBC students with a physical disability.
Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency) Likely in October 2024 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.
rare Scholarship in Graduate Research Likely in April 2024 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.
Queen Elizabeth Scholars Likely in June 2024
Pursuit Award Likely in April 2024 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.
President's Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award Ongoing All eligible PhD students will automatically see this award applied against their student account.
PEO Scholar Award Likely in November 2024 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.
PEO International Peace Scholarship Likely in December 2024 The International Peace Scholarship Fund is a program which provides scholarships for selected women from other countries for graduate study in the United States and Canada.
Parliamentary Internship Programme Likely in January 2025 The Parliamentary Internship Programme provides a 10-month internship with Members of Parliament in Ottawa.
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs Likely in May 2024 Academic scholarships are awarded to undertake graduate studies that lead to a degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or graduate research at a university or higher learning institution in an OAS Member State. The competition is open to students in all disciplines (natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and arts). Scholarships are not offered for studies in the medical sciences and the learning of new languages.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Likely in September 2024 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.
NSERC Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Likely in February 2025 Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. Award supports travel to Taiwan for eight weeks this summer and work with researchers on projects related to their research studies in Canada while receiving Mandarin training at National Tsing Hua University.
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.
New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships Likely in October 2024 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.
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship Likely in March 2024 The Neporany Doctoral Fellowship, offered by the Canadian Foundation for Ukranian Studies, will be awarded to one or more doctoral students specializing on Ukraine in political science, economics, and related fields (social sciences and political, economic, and social history).
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship Likely in September 2024 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.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Likely in January 2025 The Mitacs Globalink Research Award supports research collaborations between Canada and select partner countries. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students in all discipines. Funding varies by destination.

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