Upcoming Awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Awards

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Awards Process

It’s time to start thinking about applying for Vanier scholarships that are due for submission by the student on Thursday, Sept 5, 2018 (12:00 pm) to the Vanier website. 

READ ELIGIBILITY RULES: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/vanier-scholarship

Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D)

Doctoral Tri-Agency (CIHR) Awards Process

Applicants applying through UBC will either be:

  • currently registered in, or are on an approved leave of absence from, a degree program at UBC
  • not currently registered in but was registered at any other time during the year of application in a degree program at UBC

Application will be submitted via each of the agency platforms. The application portals are now open and applicants may begin preparing their applications.

For application, nomination, and adjudication procedures that are specific to UBC, please visit: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/canada-graduate-scholarships-doctoral-cgs-d-program

UBC Deadlines for the Tri-Agency CGS Doctoral Competitions

  • Applicant deadline: 12 PM on Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Doctoral Affiliated Awards

Doctoral Affiliated Awards Process

UBC Affiliated Fellowships

The UBC Affiliated Fellowships doctoral competition runs in concert with the university-adjudicated Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS-D) competition. Students who submit an NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR doctoral award application are eligible for open Affiliated Fellowships and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowships application. To be considered for criteria-based affiliated fellowship(s), students should submit this checklist to their graduate program.

Those applying only for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship must submit a separate and complete Affiliated Fellowships application in order to be considered.

Updated Affiliated Fellowship competition information and application/reference forms are available at: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/affiliated-fellowships-doctoral-program

Pathology Program Deadlines for the Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition:

  • Applicant deadline to Pathology Program: 12 PM on Tuesday, 17 September 2019

PALM Trainee Travel/Conference Attendance Awards

Application Form: REVISED PALM Travel_Conference Attendance Awards

Cycle 1 (July – December) applications for the PALM Trainee Travel/Conference Attendance Awards are due by e-mail to Heather Cheadle (heather.cheadle@pathology.ubc.ca) by Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 4:00PM.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


The competition is open to Pathology graduate students irrespective of citizenship or residency status in Canada who are registered in the PhD Program, and are entering the 3rd,  4th, 5th, or 6th year of their program.

The conference must be identified as an international conference, but it may take place in Canada.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Heather Cheadle for clarification.

How to apply:

As outlined in the document above, a complete application includes:

  • Completed PALM Trainee Travel/Conference Awards Application.
  • Submitted Conference Abstract.
  • Latest Annual Report.
  • Evidence of Abstract acceptance at Conference for Poster/Podium Presentation.

Please pay careful attention the UBC travel reimbursement guidelines attached to the application.  Finance may not be able to reimburse some expenses if these guidelines are not followed.

Applications will be adjudicated by a Departmental Awards Committee, and the results of this competition will be announced in late January 2020.