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, 2020

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

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

January 31, 2020

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

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

April 26, 2020

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

September 13, 2019

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 Open

September 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM (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

TBA (likely December 2019)

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 25, 2019

A 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

May 30th, 2020

These awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. To be eligible, the nominee must have completed her or his doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019, inclusive. UBC will forward up to one nominee in each category to the international competition (open to all institutions who are members of the Council of Graduate Schools in the US and Canada).

China Scholarship Council Doctoral Scholarships International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

TBA (likely March 2020)

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 Open

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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

April 26th, 2020

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 Continuing Students Closed

April 26th, 2020

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 25, 2019

A $8,550 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.

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 25, 2019

Ken and Jean Finch are pleased to offer one $10,000 award to a PhD student and two $5,000 awards to Masters students enrolled 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 February 2020)

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 Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

April 26th, 2020

A $1,000 award is offered by Golder Associates to a graduate student entering first or second year 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

April 26, 2020

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

Pertains to the admission period for which a student is applying

Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarships (GDES) 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

November 1, 2019

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

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

January 31, 2020

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. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis, or Inuit students.

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

TBA (likely March 2020)

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, 2020

The International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) supports top international students who are beginning their UBCO doctoral programs.

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

Pertains to the admission period for which a student is applying

The International Four-Year Doctoral Partial Tuition Award is only available to incoming international doctoral students who have a first-class admission GPA, or 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

TBA (likely November 2019)

The IODE War Memorial Scholarships support PhD scholars whose research make 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 Open

September 17, 2019 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 25, 2019

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

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

April 26th, 2020

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 Open

September 17, 2019 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 Alcan Research Fellowships Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International Masters and Doctoral Incoming Students and Continuing Students Closed

TBA (likely April 2020)

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

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

July 11th, 2019 at 4:00 PM (PST)

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 by the program to undertake a full-time, postdoctoral study for at least one year in a world-leading laboratory in a field different from their existing area of expertise.

SERB-UBC Scholarship International Doctoral Incoming Students Closed

TBA (likely March 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 Open

September 17, 2019 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

April 26th, 2020

A $5,000 award is offered by family in memory of Dr. Stephen Daniel Pope to a graduate student in the Faculty 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 2020)

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 25, 2019

A $3,850 scholarship has been endowed for current graduate students who are enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program at The University of British Columbia Okanagan.

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

June 1, 2020

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

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

September 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities.

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.