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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
Award NameDeadlineSummary
Vanier ScholarshipEarly septemberThe Vanier CGS Program offers funding of $50,000 per year for up to three years to Canadian or international doctoral students.

Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral (CGS D) Program

mid September

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral (CGS D) program is a federal program of scholarships awarded through national competitions by the granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Programmid SeptemberThe 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.
CIHR Doctoral Research Awardsmid SeptemberThe CIHR Doctoral Research Awards provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health-related field.
Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoringmid SeptemberThe Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years.
Killam Doctoral Scholarshipsmid SeptemberThe primary purpose fof the Killam Doctoral Scholarships is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.
October
Award NameDeadlineSummary

IBM Scholarship

early October

Exceptional Doctoral students

ACM Doctoral Dissertation AwardLikely OctoberAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients.
November
Award NameDeadlineSummary
IBM PhD Fellowship AwardLikely early NovemberSince 1951, the IBM PhD Fellowship Program has collaborated with faculty, students and universities by recognizing and supporting exceptional PhD students that address focused areas of interest in technology.

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.

December
Award NameDeadlineSummary
Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) ProgramDecember 1The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.
Affiliated Fellowships Master's ProgramDecember 1The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers Affiliated Fellowships each year to current and prospective full-time UBC-Vancouver graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status.
Google Lime ScholarshipLikely DecemberThe Google Lime Scholarship provides funding and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.
January
Award NameDeadlineSummary

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely January 2022)

Multi-year fellowships are offered to Indigenous graduate students.

February
Award NameDeadlineSummary

Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship

Likely February 2022

Mackenzie King Scholarships support graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere.

Governor General's Gold Medal

Applicants: check with graduate program (likely early February); 

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.

CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Late FebruaryThe CAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significa
March
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Schmidt Science Fellowships

Dept'l deadline: mid March

G&PS Deadline: early April

The Schmidt Science Fellows program provides the world’s best emerging scientists with new skills and perspectives to develop novel solutions to society’s challenges, become scientific and societal thought leaders, and accelerate ground-breaking discoveries. 
Walter Sumner Memorial FellowshipLikely very early in AprilThe Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.
April
Award NameDeadlineSummary

Walter Sumner Memorial Fellowship

Likely April

The Walter C. Sumner Memorial Fellowships support Canadian citizens engaged in doctoral studies in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science.

May
Award NameDeadlineSummary

Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

MayThis program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.

4YF for PhD Track students

Likely early May

The department collects nominations for the Four Year Fellowship for PhD track students who started last September and January.  These students should be able to transfer to the PhD program in the coming academic year.

CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Likely mid May

This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.

Spring Graduate Awards CompetitionLikely mid MayA number of University awards for the upcoming academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. 
June
Award NameDeadlineSummary
Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge FundingApplicants: check with graduate program;The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies matches funding provided by graduate programs to support Indigenous Master's graduate students.
CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awardmid JuneThese awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Biological Sciences/Life Sciences and one in Humanities and Fine Arts.
Microsoft Research PhD FellowshipLikely start in JuneMicrosoft Research PhD Fellowships support students pursuing research aligned to the research topics carried out by Microsoft Research
Rio Tinto Graduate Scholarshipmid JuneRio Tinto offers an graduate scholarship for a UBC graduate student in a field of pure or applied science related to Rio Tinto’s activities in mining.  Eligible research areas are: aluminum metallurgy, electrolysis of molten salts, hydrometallurgy, science of the environment, analytical technologies, modeling and control systems, and data science.
July
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August
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Google PhD Fellowship

Likely in early AugustGoogle PhD Fellowships support PhD students pursuing research in computer science and related disciplines.

 

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