Upcoming Awards

Spring Graduate Awards Competition

A number of criteria-based awards for the 2021/22 academic year are available to current and incoming graduate students. Applicants will apply via their graduate programs with a single application that may be considered for as many of the awards as they are eligible for, taking note of the following important considerations:

  • Eligibility: To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet both the overall eligibility requirements as outlined on the award webpage (ex. months of study) and all of the eligibility requirements for each Spring Graduate Award they apply for. Applicants will not be considered for an award if they do not clearly meet the criteria for the award.
  • Selection:   While award recipients will be selected based on the evaluation criteria, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not hold significant scholarship funding (i.e., $16,000 or higher) for the 2021/22 academic year (September 2021 to August 2022).  If a student is offered Spring Awards funding, and later receives other scholarship funding of $16,000 or higher for the same period, the Spring Awards funding offer would normally be rescinded.
    • Exception: The #6507 Montalbano Scholars Fellowship, which is part of the Spring Graduate Awards Competition, is specifically awarded to applicants who already hold significant scholarship funding.

The The deadline for submission of your complete application is 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Please let me know if you plan to apply in advance, so I can pull your transcripts for attachment to your application.  I am able to generate your UBC transcripts for you, and normally have originals of your transcripts from other institutions on your file.

For more information, such as the complete eligibility requirements and application materials, please refer to the webpage: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/spring-graduate-awards-competition.

PALM Trainee *VIRTUAL Travel/Conference Attendance Awards

Application Form:

Cycle 1 (January – June) applications for the PALM Trainee Travel/Conference Attendance Awards are due by e-mail to Heather Cheadle (heather.cheadle@pathology.ubc.ca) by TBD.  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 TBD.

*The VIRTUAL Awards are temporarily in place due to COVID-19.