Award Opportunities

Award Name Deadline Summary
John G. Bene Fellowship Likely in July 2023 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).
Black Business and Professional Association National Scholarship Likely in July 2023 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 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.
Google PhD Fellowship Likely in August 2023 Google PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related fields.
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
Vanier Scholarship Likely in September 2023 The Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.
Killam Connection Likely in September 2023 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 in September 2023 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.
CIHR Doctoral Research Awards Likely in September 2023 The CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program Likely in September 2023 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 in September 2023 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 in September 2023 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships provide financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in the social sciences or humanities.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Likely in September 2023 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 in September 2023 The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring Likely in September 2023 The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Musqueam First Nation Scholarship Likely in September 2023 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 in September 2023 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.
New Relationship Trust Foundation Scholarships Likely in October 2023 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 in October 2023
IODE War Memorial Scholarship Likely in October 2023 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.
Rhodes Scholarships (China Constituency) Likely in October 2023 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 in October 2023 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.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Likely in October 2023 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.
Simons Award in Nuclear Disarmament and Global Security Likely in October 2023 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.
PEO Scholar Award Likely in November 2023 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.

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