Awards & Funding Opportunities

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The University of British Columbia offers and administers many programs that provide financial help to graduate students.  The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) is responsible for merit-based graduate awards at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. Graduate Awards manages a number of award competitions each year and administers payment of both internally- and externally-funded awards.  Graduate students at UBC’s Vancouver campus who have questions about need-based funding should visit the Enrolment Services website.

UBC Affiliated Scholarships

Each year, the Departmental Graduate Awards Committee selects and nominates students for a number of university-affiliated scholarships. For a full, up-to-date list of those affiliated scholarships, please visit UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies’ Scholarships, Awards and Funding. Our students are highly encouraged to apply to following list of scholarships and awards where eligible. Please visit the G+PS website for comprehensive listing of all graduate scholarships and awards.

AWARD NAMEDEADLINEDEPARTMENT NOTEDEPARTMENT NOMINATED?EXTERNAL APPLICATION?
3M National Student FellowshipMonday, 16 January 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge FundingLikely in April 2017Will be updated for 2018YESYES
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017)Will be updated for 2018YESNO
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
Likely in early to mid-September 2016 Will be updated for 2017YESNO
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program
Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program
Applicant deadline: 01 December 2016; Will be updated for 2017YESYES
Anne Vallee Ecological Fund
Likely in mid-March 2017Will be updated for 2018
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award
Likely in mid-April 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
BC Aboriginal Student Award
Likely in late March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Bullitt Environmental Fellowship
Saturday, 01 April 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017) Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement
NSERC and SSHRC: Friday, 9 September 2016; CIHR: first come, first servedWill be updated for 2017NOYES
Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - 3rd Call
CIHR and NSERC: first come, first served (by 4:00pm on Friday, 20 January 2017)Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) Program
Applicant deadline: 01 December 2016Will be updated for 2017YESYES
Canada-US Fulbright Program
Tuesday, 15 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
Canadian Liver Foundation Graduate Studentships
Likely in late March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards
Tuesday, 31 January 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF) Travel Award
Check with graduate program - likely in early March 2017
Canadian Water Resources Association Scholarship
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017)Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Caribou Research and Management Award
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
Likely in May 2017Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship
Likely in mid-March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships
Mid-March each yearNOYES
CIHR Graduate Scholarships
Applicant (ResearchNet) deadline - 5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, 4 October 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
CSCE Hydrotechnical Engineering Student Award
Likely in early March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Scholarships and Research Grants
4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016
Dan David Prize Scholarship
Friday, 10 March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
David Suzuki Fellowship
Wednesday, 01 February 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
DEGIRS Bursary
Likely in early March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Department Awards
Check with graduate programYESNO
Dr. Jim McDonald Scholarship for Northern Research
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health
Wednesday, 10 May 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Foreign Government Awards Program - Korea
Likely in March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF)
Graduate Program will rank all incoming PhD students and nominate to G+PSYESNO
France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) Scholarship for Thesis Cotutelles
Likely in September 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
France Canada Research Fund Best Cotutelle Prize
Likely in September 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
4:00pm PST on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Globalink Graduate Fellowship
Apply after applying to an UBC graduate programNOYES
Governor General's Gold Medal
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017) Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2017)Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Monday, 05 December 2016
Graduate Student Travel Fund
Applications are accepted year-roundNOYES
Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards
All incoming students will be considered, and then department nominates.YESNO
Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities
Check with graduate program; G+PS nomination deadline will be in early to mid-March 2017
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme
Initial application deadline: 8:00pm (Vancouver time) on Wednesday, 30 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
International Tuition Award
International students are automatically considered for this award. No application is required.NOYES
IODE War Memorial Scholarship
Letter of intent: Saturday, 01 October 2016; Complete application: Tuesday, 01 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
J.A. Campbell Research Award
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
J.A. Campbell Young Investigator Award
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
James E. Axelson Outstanding Graduate Scholar Award
Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017
John Peters Humphrey Fellowship
Thursday, 01 December 2016
John W. Davies Memorial Award
Likely in June 2017
Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation of Canada Scholarship for Canadian Women
Women
Thursday, 30 March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Karl C. Ivarson Agricultural Scholarship
Likely in November 2016
Karl C. Ivarson Scholarship for Students in Soil Science and Related Studies
Likely in June 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Kawasaki Disease Canada Student Research Award
Likely in February 2017
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring
4:00pm on Friday, 23 September 2016Will be updated for 2017YESNO
Killam Connection
Possibly in April 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Killam Doctoral Scholarships
Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September)YESNO
Killam Fellowship Travel and Research Allowance
Applications accepted throughout the year.YESNO
Linda Michaluk Scholarship
Tuesday, 31 January 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship
Monday, 23 January 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships
4:00pm on Wednesday, 01 February 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program
Sunday, 06 November 2016
MCC Canadian Japanese-Mennonite Scholarship
Saturday, 01 April 2017
Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship
Likely in October 2016
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship
Likely in October 2016
Mitacs Globalink Research Award
5:00pm (Vancouver time) on Wednesday, 09 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
Neporany Doctoral Fellowship
Likely 01 March 2017
Norm Bromberger Research Bursary
Likely in June 2017
Northern Scientific Training Program
Wednesday, 16 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
NPRB Graduate Student Research Awards
Friday, 10 February 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
NSERC CREATE
Program specificNOYES
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS)
Applications are accepted year-roundNOYES
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships
Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September)YESNO
Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs
Likely early March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Parliamentary Internship Programme
Tuesday, 31 January 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
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
Pursuit Award
Friday, 03 February 2017
Queen Elizabeth Scholars
Deadline for letter of intent: 4:00pm on Monday 7 November 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship
Likely in March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program
Check with graduate program; likely early April 2017Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Robert Bertram Doctoral Research Awards
Likely in May 2017
Scholarships for Exchange Students
Likely in mid-April 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Likely in August 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Graduate Student Award of Merit 4:00pm on Friday, 9 December 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
SERB-UBC Scholarship
Spring 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Soroptimist Foundation of Canada Grants for Women Graduate Students
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Spring Graduate Awards Competition
Check with graduate program; likely in early April 2017Will be updated for 2018YESNO
SRK Graduate Scholarship
Friday, 26 May 2017
SSHRC Graduate Scholarships
Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September)Will be updated for 2018YESNO
SSHRC Talent Award
Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2017)Will be updated for 2018YESNO
Stasiuk Master's Research Fellowship
Likely 1 March 2017
Strengthening Mothers through Perinatal Research Award
Likely in March 2017
The ENTELLIGENCE Young Investigator Program
Letter of Intent: Thursday, 03 November 2016
The International Development and Diplomacy Internship Programme
Thursday, 15 September 2016
The Kathryn Huget Leadership Award
Likely in June 2017
The Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education
Likely in May 2017
The Rabin Scholarship Fund for the Advancement of Peace and Tolerance
Likely in May 2017
Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)
Friday, 02 December 2016
Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 24 October 2016Will be updated for 2017YESNO
U21 Graduate Research Project Grants
Friday, 9 September 2016Will be updated for 2017NOYES
UBC Public Scholars Award
12 May 2017; 4pmWill be updated for 2018NOYES
University Doctoral Fellowship
Applicant deadline: confirm with graduate program; likely late December 2016Will be updated for 2017YESNO
Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Likely in June 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Vanier Scholarship
Applicant deadline - 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Monday, 12 September 2016; Graduate Program deadline: 4:00pm on Tuesday, 27 September 2016Will be updated for 2017YESNO
Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship
4:00pm on Friday, 10 February 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Wayne Riggs Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Likely Wednesday, 15 February 2017
WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards
ORS signature deadline: likely in early March 2017; agency deadline: likely in late March 2017Will be updated for 2018NOYES
Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Tuesday, 15 November 2016

UPDATED: 3/27/2017

*Department-nominated awards will be forwarded to G+PS. Be advised that the department-nominated award deadlines are typically several weeks in advance of the posted G+PS deadline.

**External awards: award applicants to submit application directly to funding source.

Department Stipends and Assistantships

Research Assistantships

The Department provides stipends and assistanceships to qualifiying PhD, MASc and MASc students.  Stipends or assistantships are not provided to M.Eng students.

Supervisors provide Graduate Research assistantship minimum stipends, $25,000/year for PhD and $22,000/year for MASc and MSc, to graduate students having no other scholarships or sponsorship funding from external sources.  Stipends are provided for nominal time periods, 4 years for PhD and 2 years for Masters, and are subject to satisfactory annual academic performance and progress and to availability of research funding.

Top-Up Funding

Supervisors provides additional top-up funding of $8,000 per year to NSERC winners to ensure the total of their funding is no lower than $25,000 for PhD students and $22,000 for MASc students.

Teaching Assistantships

Qualified graduate students may apply for teaching assistantships with remuneration ranging from $1,000 up to $3,600 per year.