Award Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies offers a variety of funding options and fellowships to graduate students.

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Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Canadian Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

April 30, 2021

The Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to current Canadian Aboriginal students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students.

Affiliated Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

The College of Graduate Studies offers several Affiliated Scholarships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. There are currently four scholarships offered in this program: Finch Family Graduate Award, UBC Okanagan Graduate Scholarship, Arvind Gupta and Michelle Pereira Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna Graduate Scholarship.

British Columbia Graduate Scholarship Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

January 31, 2021

The British Columbia Graduate Scholarship is available to exceptional students entering a thesis-based graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Bryce Carnine Memorial Prize Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA, likely April 2021

One $3,050 prize has been endowed by Grant and Beryl Carnine to honour their son, Bryce Carnine. The prize is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia Okanagan who has conducted a research project or special initiative related in Oncology as it relates to the prevention and/or cure of cancer, or its relation to improving quality of life to cancer patients.

Canada Graduate Scholarship Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

May 22, 2020

The Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions abroad.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program Canadian and Permanent Residence Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 17, 2020 – 12 p.m. (PDT)

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) Program is to promote continued excellence in Canadian research by rewarding and retaining high-calibre doctoral students at Canadian institutions.

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

December 1, 2020 – 5 p.m. (PST)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS-M) Program provides financial support for one year to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master’s or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada. This support allows these scholars to fully concentrate on their studies in their chosen fields.

Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

A $2,000 scholarship is offered by the Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna to a female graduate student in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

Graduate Program Nomination Deadline: June 1, 2020

These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. The College of Graduate Studies may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one in Social Sciences.

China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

Applicants: apply directly to CSC, TBA (likely March 2021)

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) is a government agency in China which provides scholarships to students for doctoral and postdoctoral studies abroad. UBC has developed an agreement with the CSC and with specific Chinese universities to be a preferred host institution for CSC scholarship holders.

CIHR Doctoral Research Awards Canadian and Permanent Residence Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.

Desmond Schumann Memorial Award in Graduate Studies Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA

A $2,500 award is offered by Silver Star Resort Ltd. in memory of its entrepreneurial patriarch Desmond Schumann to a student enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Donna Lester-Smith Aboriginal Graduate Award Canadian Masters Closed

TBA (likely April 2021)

A $500 award is offered by Donna Lester-Smith, MA 2008, to an Aboriginal graduate student who has completed a masters degree at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Dorothy Anna Proudfoot Memorial Scholarship in Nursing Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

A $10,100 scholarship has been endowed by the estate of Dorothy Anna Proudfoot for a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing program in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

EduCanada Study in Canada Scholarships International Masters Incoming Students Closed

Graduate program nomination deadline to CoGS: TBA (likely February 2021)

The Study in Canada Scholarships program aims to increase opportunities for post-secondary institutions across Canada to welcome international students from around the world.

Educational Graduate Student Recognition Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

May 15, 2020

The Faculty of Education recognizes up to eight meritorious students enrolled in programs leading to a graduate degree each year.

Finch Family Graduate Award Canadian and Permanent Residence Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and two $5,000 awards to Masters students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to students whose studies may lead to entrepreneurship, innovation, community involvement or local economic development.

Friedman Award for Scholars in Health Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely March 2021)

The Friedman Award for Scholars in Health supports learning and research opportunities for graduate students or medical residents working in the broad area of health, to bring new perspectives to their education and further their career.

Golder Associates Graduate Award in Civil Engineering Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely April 2021)

A $1,000 award is offered by Golder Associates to a graduate student in the College of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence in Civil Engineering, with a focus on geotechnical engineering.

Governor General’s Gold Medal Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

Check with your Faculty (likely April 2021)

One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral or master’s student completing a dissertation or thesis. This is an opportunity to honour the best in the graduating class within the College of Graduate Studies

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarships are based on merit and offered to incoming full-time thesis-based Master’s and Doctoral students at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

July 2, 2020

The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to full-time, thesis-based MFA and PhD students that are approaching their final year and are focusing on the completion of their thesis or dissertation.

Graduate Dean’s Aboriginal Entrance Fellowship Canadian Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

January 31, 2021

The Graduate Dean’s Aboriginal Entrance Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to incoming full-time Canadian Aboriginal graduate students entering a thesis-based graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students.

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Closed

Check with graduate program (nomination deadline: TBA likely March 2021)

This award is named in the honor of Gustave O. Arlt (1895-1986) who was the first president of the Council of Graduate Schools, former faculty member and Dean of the Graduate School at UCLA, and a scholar of German language and literature.

International Doctoral Fellowship International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

January 31, 2021

The International Doctoral Fellowship supports top international students who are beginning their doctoral programs at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition Award International Doctoral Incoming Students Open

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

The International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition Award is available to incoming international doctoral students who have a first-class admission GPA and PhD transfer students with a first-class GPA at the time of transfer to their PhD program.

IODE War Memorial Scholarship Canadian Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

November 1, 2020

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. Since the first scholarships were awarded in 1921, IODE War Memorial Scholars have made important contributions to Canada and the world in medicine, science, business, politics and academia.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy J. Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime.

Malcolm Metcalfe Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

A $1,300 scholarship has been endowed by Malcolm Metcalfe to support a graduate student at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Master of Data Science Scholarships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters Incoming Students Closed

Consistent with the admission period for which a student is applying

Master of Data Science Domestic and International Scholarships are a $5,000 entrance scholarship offered annually to domestic and international students in the Master of Data Science program at UBC Okanagan. The scholarship recognizes a student who has demonstrated academic and leadership achievements in their undergraduate or graduate program, field or industry.

Matthew Yip Memorial Award for Outstanding Field Training in Social Work Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely April 2021)

A $1,600 award has been endowed by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Matthew Yip, BASc 15. The award is offered to an outstanding graduate student in the Masters of Social Work program in the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus and is based upon a combination of academic achievement and excellence in a field placement which focuses on mental-health issues.

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships Canadian and Permanent Residence Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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.

Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarship Program Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

June 8, 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to innovation and research, Rio Tinto offers an $18,000 graduate scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto’s activities in mining.

Schmidt Science Fellowships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Continuing Students Open

July 17, 2020

The Schmidt Science Fellows program aims to provide the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators with an exceptional opportunity.  Fellows receive a stipend of $100,000 and are supported to pursue a one year postdoctoral placement at a world-leading laboratory anywhere in the world in a disciplinary pivot from their PhD.

SERB-UBC Scholarship International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

May 8, 2020

This award, a collaboration between the Science and Engineering Research Board, India (SERB) and UBC, provides up to five scholarships per year to PhD candidates in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships Canadian and Permanent Residence Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

September 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities.

Stephen Daniel Pope Graduate Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely April 2021)

A $5,000 award is offered by family in memory of Dr. Stephen Daniel Pope to a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely January 2021)

Up to 20 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People and their Natural Environment.

UBC Okanagan Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

October 26, 2020

A $4,100 scholarship has been endowed for current graduate students who are engaged in a thesis-based full-time graduate degree program at The University of British Columbia Okanagan.

University Graduate Fellowship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

July 2, 2020

The University Graduate Fellowship is awarded to current students who are making satisfactory progress, demonstrate academic excellence, and are registered in a full-time thesis-based graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Open

September 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

Vicki Green Graduate Award Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Continuing Students Closed

April 26, 2020

A $2,550 award has been endowed by Dr. Vicki Green, a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.