Awards & Funding

For awards and funding opportunities

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 […]

Call for Nominations: Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award – Due Mar 1

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually awards nineteen Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Each UBC Killam GTA Award includes a Certificate and $1,000.00. These awards are intended to recognize teaching excellence within our institution and to underscore the importance and value […]

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health – Apply by Mar 13, 2024

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health is open to any UBC graduate student or medical resident studying in the area of health. ‘Health’ is interpreted very broadly, and includes health promotion and disease prevention, mental health research, laboratory sciences related to medicine or health, public health, health services research, or […]

Indigenous Graduate Fellowships competition – Apply by: Feb 16, 2024

Indigenous Graduate Fellowships competition Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for Doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Additionally, IGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard Doctoral or Master’s degree tuition fees. In all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on […]

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships – Apply by: Feb 1, 2024

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships The Mackenzie King Open Scholarship is open to graduates of any Canadian university who engage in (commence or continue) graduate study (master’s or doctoral) in any field, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded annually. The value has lately been $12,000 but is subject to change. The Mackenzie King […]

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships – Apply by: Dec1, 2023

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program offers a three-year leadership program designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world.  At least 12 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for […]

Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s and CGS-M Competitions – Apply by: Dec 1, 2023

The following three awards are related; the Affiliated Fellowships and the Indigenous Scholars Awards and Supplements Pilot Initiative are open to eligible applicants to to the Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M). UBC Affiliated Fellowships-Master’s The UBC Affiliated Fellowships Master’s competition runs in concert with the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS-M; see below) competition. Approximately 50 fellowship with […]

McElhanney M-POWER Scholarship Program – Apply by: Nov 3, 2023 (Undergrad+Grad)

McElhanney M-POWER Scholarship Program This is an external award, not affiliated with UBC or the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2023 (Indigenous Peoples Scholarship is open year-round) Value: various Degree level: undergraduate + graduate students The McElhanney M-POWER Scholarship Program is intended to empower, support, and recognize young professionals of all backgrounds […]

Call for Applications: Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation Grant – Due: Oct 1

Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Foundation Grant The Tyler Lewis Clean Energy Research Grant was established to provide financial support and promote graduate student research in the field of clean energy at Canadian Universities. An award of $10,000 will be granted on an annual basis to one eligible student. Up to two additional grants ($10,000 […]