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Awards and Deadlines

All awards listed are for current UBC CS graduate students. The deadlines may change from year-to-year.  Students should review the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for the deadline and the complete list of awards available.

September

Vanier Scholarship

1st week of September

The Vanier Scholarships Program aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies and leadership skills. Both Canadian and international students are eligible to apply for Vanier Scholarships.

CIHR CGSM

mid September

Students pursuing master's degree in health sciences

NSERC Doctoral Scholarships

mid September

Graduate students in natural sciences or engineering

Affiliated Fellowships

mid September

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, and are open to currently registered, full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. The award is open to both Master's and Ph.D. students.

October

IBM Scholarship

early October

Exceptional Doctoral students

November

SWAAC Graduate Student Awards of Merit

The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) are pleased to offer Graduate Student Awards of Merit to women graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the university or general community while maintaining exemplary academic records. Each university in the Western provinces may nominate one candidate to this year’s competition.

January

Google PhD Fellowship
Google fellowship logo

Please refer to the Google website

Google US/Canada PhD Fellowship Program. Nurturing and maintaining strong relations with the academic community is a top priority at Google. The Google U.S./Canada PhD Student Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional work in computer science, related disciplines, or promising research areas. In 2012, they awarded 14 unique fellowships to some amazing students in the US and Canada.

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2022); Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely February 2022

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master's and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year..

February

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship

Likely February 2022

Graduates of Canadian universities.

Governor General's Gold Medal

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely February 2022); Graduate programs: check with the Dean's office of your disciplinary Faculty; G+PS Deadline: Likely March 2022

A gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the Doctoral degree. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record in the graduating class for the master’s degree with thesis.

March

CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award

Applicants: contact your graduate program; Graduate program nomination deadline: Likely March 2022

The CAGS/ProQuest-UMI Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. The awards are granted by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) and are sponsored by ProQuest-UMI (University Microfilms International).

April

Walter Sumner Memorial Fellowship

Likely April 2022

Doctoral students in chemistry, physics, or electronics.

July

Microsoft Scholarship

Outstanding Doctoral students

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