Funding, Scholarships & Awards

IOF administered Awards

The IOF Student Society would like to invite you to apply for grant funding for any upcoming research-related travel (e.g. conferences, meetings, workshops). We have two awards available valued at up to $500 each. The application deadline is September 7, 2017.

Please thoroughly read the instructions and complete the application form (Word). Attach your completed application form by the due date to Travis Tai at Please include “IOFSS Travel Grant Application” in your email subject when submitting the application. If you have any questions, contact Travis Tai at the above email.

COSMOS* International Graduate Travel Award

This award supports deserving international graduate student who needs support for research/field work to be conducted in the student’s region or country of origin.

Proposal submission deadline is typically mid-August.

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Cecil and Kathleen Morrow Scholarship

IOF awards this as a travel research scholarship to the student making the best academic proposal for travel for research work using techniques developed at the Institute. Preference will normally be given to work involving international travel.

Proposal submission deadline is April 15 of each year.

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UBC Awards

Graduate Award Opportunities

UBC’s Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies provides a listing of awards and scholarships that are available to both current, prospective and outgoing students.

Some examples of awards:

  • Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding – Aboriginal graduate students. (Deadline: July 15)
  • John W. Davies Memorial Award – Any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. (Deadline: June 29)
  • Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health – Supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with British Columbian communities that are addressing environmental health issues and promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative community initiatives. (Deadline: Spring, 2017)
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal – One gold medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the most outstanding academic record as a doctoral student. A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student who has achieved most outstanding academic record as a Master’s student completing a thesis. (Deadline: typically February)

Affiliated Awards

These UBC affiliated awards are open to all students, regardless of citizenship.

Student Development Awards

The Office of the Vice-President, Students annually recognizes exceptional contributions and significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC.

Some examples of awards:

  • Margaret Fulton Award – This award is granted to an outstanding individual (student, faculty, or staff) who has made a contribution to student development and the university community in honour of Margaret Fulton’s commitment to university access and student learning.
  • Peter Larkin Award – This award is granted to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of Peter Larkin’s commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education.

Federal and Institutional Funding

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Awards are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Awards are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Awards and Recognition

IOF makes available lists of awards and recognition opportunities that faculty, postdoctoral fellows and PhD graduate candidates may be interested in.

External Funding

IOF is constantly looking for funding and award opportunities for its students. IOF does not endorse these opportunities, but makes information about them available for students to explore.

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