Graduate Student External Awards

Updated April 1st 2020

Award Deadline Description
Mitacs Globalink Research Award Accepted any time 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.
UBC Public Scholars Award Likely May 2020 This award is intended to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Check with graduate program The province of British Columbia has funded graduate scholarships to emphasize research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and support for Indigenous students.
Arthritis Society Graduate PhD Salary Award Likely April 2020 Salary awards are offered to graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in an area of clear relevance to arthritis and The Arthritis Society’s 5-year research strategic plan.
CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Likely May 2020 The Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports Canadian graduate students pursuing research experiences at institutions outside of Canada.
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding Applicants: check with graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: likely June 2020 The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Aboriginal graduate students.
Edwin S.H. Leong CSC UBC PhD Scholarship (1) Apply to CSC for a doctoral scholarship in spring 2019; (2) Successful CSC award recipients: submit an application for a Leong PhD Scholarship in summer 2019 Renewable doctoral scholarships of $35,000 per year for up to four years are offered annually by the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC). To be considered, candidates must be citizens of the mainland of the People’s Republic of China who demonstrate academic excellence and who are undertaking PhD research at the UBC Vancouver campus, in one of the following areas: health, natural sciences, natural resources, economics or business.
CIHR Graduate Scholarships Likely Late September 2020 CIHR Doctoral Research Award provides financial support to outstanding students pursuing doctoral studies in health sciences.
Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Likely Early October 2020 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research.
DAAD Scholarships and Research Grants Likely Early October 2020 Scholarships and grants are available for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in all disciplines for study and research at institutions in Germany.
Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Program Applicants for Doctoral Awards: check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October 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 Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition – for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September) The Killam Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students at UBC.
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Applicants: check with graduate program (most likely mid- to late September); Graduate program nomination deadline: likely early October NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) and Postgraduate Scholarships Doctoral (PGS D) provide financial support to outstanding eligible students pursuing doctoral studies in natural sciences or engineering.