All students are expected to apply for all financial awards for which they are eligible, especially if they currently do not hold enough funding to reach the minimum requirements of the IOF, or to support activities such as travel to a conference.

These may include Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postgraduate Scholarships (for Canadians and permanent residents), Killam Doctoral Scholarships, and Affiliated Fellowships, all of which are administered through the same application process with a deadline in mid-September. The Graduate Program Officer will send out regular notices of these award deadlines.

Other award and travel funding opportunities are available though the IOF, UBC listings, and external funding listings.


Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral program (CGS D)

Previously known as the Tri-Agency CGS Competitions, the CGS D (Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral) Program rewards high-calibre doctoral students by providing financial support for high-quality research training experiences. Deadline is Tuesday, September 17 and applications are to be submitted online.

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Graduate Student Travel Fund

All UBC graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Travel Fund, once per degree program.

The Travel Fund provides one-time travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student who presents a paper or poster at an official conference or symposium. (Note: Student workshops are ineligible). Full details.