Awards & Funding

For awards and funding opportunities

Faculty & Staff: 2025 Queen Elizabeth Scholars Program – LOI due May 6, 2024

Please note: this funding opportunity is for faculty members and staff, rather than students. The Queen Elizabeth Scholars (QES) program was created to improve global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. The 2025 QES competition will support projects that focus on the adaptation, response and resilience to a changing climate. This includes (but is […]

Order of the White Rose – Apply by Jun 17

The Order of the White Rose scholarship is open to women in engineering and graduates of any engineering undergraduate program who are planning to pursue an MASc or PhD in engineering. Amount: $50,000 Deadline: June 17, 2024, at 15:00 (3:00 pm) Pacific Standard Time (PST) Eligibility and How to Apply To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate […]

CIHR, NSERC + SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Apply by May 17 (4pm)

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – Spring 2024 Competition The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-caliber Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS […]

British Columbia Graduate Scholarship – Apply by May 15 (8AM)

British Columbia Graduate Scholarship (BCGS) – MASc & PhD The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships in any field of study, with emphasis on research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students. ( Scholarship Value: $17,500 for one year Eligibility: Must be Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents […]

Bullitt Prize – Apply by June 1, 2024

Formerly the Bullitt Environmental Fellowship, the Bullitt Prize aims to identify and support environmentally focused academics, professionals, and/or grassroots leaders in the Pacific Northwest. As of 2024, the Bullitt Prize is awarded through Washington Conservation Action. The Prize is awarded annually based on the following eligibility: an individual or collaborative group, from an underrepresented group, […]

Wall Awards – Apply by Apr 30, 2024

Wall Awards  Graduate awards, ranging in value from $25,000 (for Master’s students) to $30,000 (for PhD students), have been made available through the Peter Wall Legacy Fund, an endowment established by Peter Wall, for graduate students whose research relates to one of three specific areas of interest: sustainable approaches to and development of the general […]

Schmidt Science Fellowships – Apply by Apr 10, 2024 (8 AM)

Schmidt Science Fellowships The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries.  The program is looking for the brightest minds in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computing who are interested […]

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship – Apply by Mar 29

Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowship The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships are available to Canadian citizens engaged in or about to start doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science at UBC.  The award is valued at $8,000 for one year, but may be extended for a second year. Note that eligible applicants […]

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, UBC Dissertation Prize, Martha Salcudean Prize – Apply by Feb 20, 2024

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards – PhD The CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. They were established in 1994 and are presented annually by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), with sponsorship support provided by ProQuest. There are two awards: one for […]

Governor General’s Gold Medal – Apply by Feb 20, 2024

Governor General’s Gold Medal – MASc/PhD One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a master’s student completing a thesis. Students must have submitted the […]