Awards

Find award and funding opportunities for current and prospective graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

NameDeadlineEligibilitySummary
Roman M. Babicki Fellowship in Medical ResearchLikely July, 2018DoctoralSupports doctoral candidates undertaking cancer research in any academic department, provided that their supervisor has a primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine.
Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral FellowshipLikely March, 2018Postdoctoral The Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is for MD or PhD graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of intellectual developmental disorders or other neurologic disorders.
Faculty of Medicine – PDFO Travel AwardsTriannuallyPostdoctoral These awards are intended to assist PDFs with travel to conferences to present research performed at UBC. Travel support will be provided to a maximum of $750 per recipient, regardless of whether the travel is to occur within Canada or outside of Canada.
Friedman Award for Scholars in HealthLikely February, 2018Masters
Doctoral
Medical Residents
Provides funding to pursue a learning opportunity to further their career or to bring new perspectives to the education they have already received.
Governor General’s Gold Medal TBDMasters
Doctoral
Awarded to the graduate student and to the doctoral student who have achieved the most outstanding academic record in her/his graduating class.
Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student AwardsOctober 27th, 2017Masters
Doctoral
Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Awards are available to full-time graduate students registered in the UBC Faculty of Medicine, or supervised by a faculty member with a primary appointment in the UBC Faculty of Medicine.
Elizabeth C. Watters Research FellowshipLikely March, 2018Masters
Doctoral
Medical Residents
A fellowship of $20,000 has been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of John Imrie Watters for a deserving graduate student or medical resident in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into the causes, treatment, and cure of lymphatic cancer.
Laurel L. Watters Research FellowshipLikely March, 2018Masters
Doctoral
Medical Residents
A fellowship of $20,000 has been made available through an endowment established by the Estate of John Imrie Watters for a deserving graduate student or medical resident in the Faculty of Medicine engaged in research into the causes, treatment, and cure of breast cancer.
Killam Graduate TA Teaching AwardsLikely March, 2018Masters
Doctoral
Awarded to Teaching Assistants who have demonstrated skills, abilities and contributions that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors.
Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research PrizeInternal: November 9, 2017PostdoctoralTwo prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC
UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician Investigator ScholarshipProgram Application DeadlineDoctoral
Medical Resident
A generous philanthropic gift made in 2017 established the UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinician Investigator Scholarship to create more opportunities for UBC’s physicians-in-training to pursue graduate studies. The scholarship will be available to students entering UBC’s MD/PhD program and residents entering UBC’s Clinician Investigator Program.
Alzheimer Society Research ProgramLikely November, 2018Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Supports research directed at both eradicating dementia and improving the lives of those affected by it.
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Fellowship ProgramJanuary 27, 2017PostdoctoralFellowships provide funding for two years ($100,000 over two years) to young researchers, helping them to start their careers in the important field of brain tumour research.
Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s ProgramDecember 1, 2017Masters The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.
Canadian Blood Services Fellowship ProgramsGraduate: Fall, 2017
PDF: July 14, 2017
Doctoral
Postdoctoral
The Canadian Blood Services Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs provide support to young investigators who initiate or continue training in the field of blood transfusion science, particularly relevant to therapeutic immunoglobulins, pathogen reduction/inactivation, product quality and improved cellular products.
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Annual Research Fellowship GrantsLikely Fall, 2017Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Provides assistance in launching a career as independent, social, clinical or basic science investigators in breast cancer research.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research AwardSeptember 25, 2017Doctoral CIHR provides funding opportunities for four themes of health research: biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and social, cultural, environmental and population health.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research FellowshipOctober 24, 2017Postdoctoral CIHR Fellowships provide support for highly qualified applicants in all areas of health research at the post-PhD degree or post-health professional degree stages to add to their experience by engaging in health research either in Canada or abroad.
Canadian Cancer Society Career Development Awards in PreventionLikely April 2018Postdoctoral Career Development Awards in Prevention have been created to establish or maintain the career development of post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows or junior investigators in the area of cancer prevention/risk reduction research and community-based clinical research in cancer prevention by providing protected research time and research funds.
Canadian Cancer Society Travel AwardsJanuary 15
May 15
September 15
Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Medical Residents
Defray the travel costs associated with making a scientific presentation as a first author or presenter at a conference, symposium or other appropriate professional meeting.
Canadian Federation of Women FellowshipsLikely November, 2017Masters
Doctoral
Awarded to a woman who has completed at least one calendar year in a full-time doctoral program and is enrolled in full-time studies in Canada or abroad at the time of application.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Studentship AwardsTBAMasters
Doctoral
Awarded to highly qualified graduate students who are undertaking full-time research training in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Research Fellowship AwardsTBAPostdoctoralAwarded to highly qualified fellows who are undertaking full-time research training in areas relevant to cystic fibrosis.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Junior Personnel AwardsSeptember 8, 2017Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Provides salary support to individuals enrolled in a PhD program and undertaking full-time research training in the stroke field.
IDRC Research AwardsSeptember 6, 2017DoctoralIDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries.
KRESCENT Post-Doctoral FellowshipLikely February, 2018Postdoctoral A KRESCENT program Post-Doctoral Fellowship is an “in-training” award intended for applicants with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree. The objective is to attract and foster young investigators to initiate and/or continue training in kidney research.
Mitacs Accelerate OngoingMasters
Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Through Mitacs Accelerate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from over 50 universities apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.
Mitacs Elevate July 5, 2017 PostdoctoralBuild your career through this competitive two-year postdoctoral fellowship. You’ll focus on management training, while completing an industry research-based project.
MSFHR Trainee AwardsLikely February, 2018PostdoctoralThe MSFHR Research Trainee Program – Post-Doctoral Fellowship Awards support highly qualified applicants at the post-PhD and post-health professional degree (MD, DDS, DVM or DPharm) stages to prepare for careers as independent health researchers.
Parker B. Francis FellowshipOctober 16, 2017PostdoctoralThe Parker B. Francis Fellowship provides research support to clinical and basic scientists embarking on careers in clinical, laboratory or translational science related to Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at a U.S. or Canadian university or research institution.
Parkinson Society Canada Graduate Student AwardFebruary 1, 2017Masters
Doctoral
The graduate student award program is a strategic initiative to encourage promising young scientists to enter the field of Parkinson's research and to invest in research training that offers promise for future work in the area of Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson Society Canada Basic Research FellowshipFebruary 1, 2017PostdoctoralThe basic research fellowship program is a strategic initiative to encourage promising young scientists possessing a doctoral qualification (MD or PhD) in medicine to enter the field of Parkinson's research and to invest in research training that offers promise for future work in the area of Parkinson’s disease.
Personnel Awards in Prostate Cancer ResearchMarch 15, 2017 Doctoral
Postdoctoral
Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is offering a limited number of awards, which provide a stipend for outstanding graduate students and trainees at the post-PhD degree stages, conducting prostate cancer research.
Savoy Foundation StudentshipsJanuary 15, 2017Masters
Doctoral
Studentships will be awarded to meritorious applicants wishing to acquire training and pursue research in a biomedical discipline, the health sciences or social sciences related to epilepsy.
Savoy Foundation Postdoctoral FellowshipsJanuary 15, 2017PostdoctoralA few grants of $30,000 will be awarded to scientists or medical specialists (Ph.D. or M.D.) wishing to carry out a full time research project in the field of epilepsy. The grant will be for one (1) year, non renewable.
Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients StudentshipFebruary 15, 2017Masters
Doctoral
Five awards worth $5,000 each are awarded to students in psoriatic disease research to mark World Psoriasis Day. Each studentship will provide opportunities to undertake research projects related to psoriatic diseases with established investigators in Canada.
Postdoctoral Enrichment ProgramJanuary 16, 2018PostdoctoralThe Burroughs Wellcome Fund wants to help advance the careers of underrepresented minority researchers in biomedical and medical research. The program will support early career scientists and engineers of Latino, Native-American, Pacific Island, and African-American descent. Awards of a total of $60,000 over three years are granted to researchers who are citizens of the United States or Canada, and hosted at a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada.
L'Oréal Canada for Women in Science Likely March 2017PostdoctoralL'Oréal Canada's Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships will give two fellowships worth $20,000 each to female post-doctoral researchers in the field of Life Sciences. Postmarked application packages must be sent to Universities Canada.
National Core for Neuroethics Graduate Student ScholarshipUntil filledMasters
Doctoral
A PhD scholarship opportunity in neuroethics is available at the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, beginning September 2017. The purpose of this project is to explore international views and values about the (re)emergence of psychiatric neurosurgery for mental health disorders.
Canadian Celiac Association Dr. J. A. Campbell Research AwardJanuary 31, 2018MastersA grant of up to $25,000 is offered by the Canadian Celiac Association for research projects in Canada of a scientific, applied science, and/or medical nature relevant to Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, and/or non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity, or the socio-economic implications of delayed diagnosis and/or living with these conditions.
Canadian HIV Trials Network Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards ProgramJanuary 31, 2017Postdoctoral The Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program facilitates research in HIV and related health conditions. The program will provide $50,000 to successful candidates who wish to write a trial protocol, research program, and develop and run their own trial.
Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars ProgramApril 11, 2017Postdoctoral The Weston Brain Institute Postdoctoral Scholars aims to provide postdoctoral scholars with international training to accelerate their careers in translational research for neurodegenerative disease(s) of aging. The program will provide £57,000 a year (£44,000 + benefits) for 2 years.
U21 Graduate Collaborative Research AwardsAugust 1, 2017Doctoral Graduate Collaborative Research Awards is the new name for the Graduate Research Projects which were successfully piloted in 2016 by the U21 Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies (DDoGS). These awards are very flexible. They are designed to encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.