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University Graduate Fellowship at University of British Columbia, Canada

University Graduate Fellowship at University of British Columbia, Canada

University Graduate Fellowship (UGF)

Award Description:

The University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to graduate students engaged in full-time study or research in a thesis-based program. Incoming students are automatically considered for University Graduate Fellowship funding upon consideration for admission. Current students, enrolled in an Okanagan graduate degree program, must apply annually for University Graduate Fellowship funding.

Annual Value: awarded in units of $3,000 or $6,000; multiple units may be awarded to one student.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 by 4:00pm.


Academic Standing:

  • Students must have obtained a GPA of first-class standing in each of the last two completed years of full-time study (or full-time equivalent) to be eligible to receive funding.
  • For UBC courses, first-class standing is 80% and higher. Questions regarding GPA calculations can be directed to the College of Graduate Studies.

Number of Months of Study:

  • Master’s students must have completed, as of December 31, 2014 no more than 24 months of study in the master’s program for which they are requesting funding.
  • PhD students must have completed, as of December 31, 2014 no more than 48 months of study in the doctoral program for which they are requesting funding.


  • Domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are strongly encouraged to apply to one of the three federal granting agencies, if eligible. Please see the federal granting agencies’ websites for direct information regarding eligibility:
  • CIHR
  • International students and current domestic students that did not apply to one of the federal granting agencies must complete a UGF application form.

Degree Level:

    • Master’s
    • Doctoral

Applicant Status:

    • Incoming students
    • Current students

Application Procedures:

All applicants are to submit their application materials directly to the College of Graduate Studies.

  • Important note: current master’s students that submitted a Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program application (CGSM) for the 2014 competition, will be automatically considered for UGF funding; no additional application is required.
  • NSERC or SSHRC doctoral applicants only: doctoral students that submitted an application for NSERC or SSHRC funding during the 2014 competition will be automatically considered for UGF funding. These students are able to update their NSERC or SSHRC application by submitting a UGF form by the UGF deadline. New reference letters are not required.
  • CIHR doctoral applicants must complete a UGF application form to be considered for UGF funding. The College of Graduate Studies does not have access to CIHR doctoral applications.
  • Current graduate students that did not apply to one of the three federal granting agencies are encouraged to complete a UGF application by the annual deadline date.
  • Incoming students of the May 2015, September 2015 and January 2016 intakes will be automatically considered for UGF funding upon consideration for admission. No additional application is needed for incoming students. Incoming students are not able to update or make changes to their admission application for the purpose of this scholarship. Important note: UGFs are non-renewable; therefore, incoming students will have to apply the following competition year to be considered for continued funding.

Nomination Procedures:

UGF award funding is allocated to graduate programs annually. Graduate programs will review and evaluate each application. Graduate programs will notify the College of Graduate Studies which students have been nominated to receive a UGF.

Graduate programs may provide nominations to the College of Graduate Studies on an on-going basis as nominations are determined. Graduate programs may allocate the awards over the course of two or more rounds, for example:

  • Round one: offers are made to the top-ranked student(s), including incoming students from the May and September admission periods.
  • Round two: offers are made to the top-ranked student(s), including incoming students from the January admission period. If further funding is available, graduate programs may offer additional funding to students that received award offers previously (i.e. Top-ups).

A maximum of $15,000 may be awarded to a student that externally funded (i.e. a Tri-Council award holder). There is no maximum for students that do not have external funding.

Conditions for Award Holders:

Conditions Pertaining to Satisfactory Progress:

  • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their program of study and remain registered as a full-time student for each term of the scholarship payment.
  • If the College of Graduate Studies is notified of a student’s unsatisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel a UGF award.

Conditions Pertaining to Deferrals:

  • Students are able to defer a UGF provided it is awarded within the same funding year (prior to March 31). Please see the following table:
Term: Deferral options:
 Winter term one  Winter term two
 Winter term two None**
 Summer term one Winter term one or two

**A student may be granted special permission to defer to May if the nominating program permits. In this case, the nominating program must agree to maintain the financial commitment to the student for the following funding year.

Conditions Pertaining to a Leave of Absence:

  • If an award holder pursues an approved leave of absence, upon permission from the nominating program, the student may be granted permission to take up the award upon his/her return to studies.  The nominating program must agree to maintain the financial commitment to the student for the following year.
  • A student may only defer his/her award for a maximum of one year from the initial academic term when it was originally awarded.
  • If the leave of absence is granted after the student has received a portion of the scholarship, only the remaining amount that has yet to be paid to the student can be considered for deferment.
  • Students on a leave of absence are not permitted to take-up the award while on leave.

Conditions Pertaining to Withdrawals:

  • If an award holder withdraws from the program that nominated them for the scholarship, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed, will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies and returned to the nominating program for further allocation.

Conditions Pertaining to Transferring to Another Area of Study:

  • If an award holder “transfers” out of the program that nominated them for the award (i.e. from one unit within IGS to another unit within IGS), the student may retain the full scholarship payment only if both programs are in agreement.
  • Note: the recipient program could agree to “repay” the scholarship allocation to the “source” program.

Conditions Pertaining to Program Completion:

  • If an award holder completes the requirements of his/her program prior to receiving the full scholarship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining scholarship payment prior to the closing of his/her program.

International Undergraduate Summer Scholarship at Universities of Canada, Canada

International Undergraduate Summer Scholarship at Universities of Canada, Canada

Travel Bursaries

The ISM offers financial assistance to students who wish to attend scientific conferences. Departments can recommend four students per year for contributions of up to $500 each for approval by the ISM director.

Nominations should include a brief CV, a description of the conference and a letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor explaining the benefits of the proposed trip for the student.

The application must also be approved by the Departmental Chair or Graduate Programme Director.

It is expected that students and supervisors make every reasonable effort to obtain funding from other sources; they should confirm in their application that they have done so.


Undergraduate Summer Scholarships:
Undergraduate Research Supervised by Postdoctoral Fellows

Funded by the ISM and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), the Undergraduate Summer Scholarships give undergraduate students the opportunity to acquire research experience in a university or industrial environment while offering postdoctoral fellows the chance to gain experience in research supervision.

For the list of postdoctoral fellows working in ISM institutions, please click here.

Description : ISM Summer scholarships are offered to undergraduate students in mathematics and statistics who are registered in one of the ISM member universities. They allow selected candidates to carry out research under the supervision of a Postdoctoral Fellow affiliated with one of the ISM member universities.

Duration of the scholarship: 2 to 4 months

Salary: $1,250 per month for the duration of the scholarship

Financing :The combined CRM-ISM contribution is $625 per month for the duration of the scholarship. The remainder of the financing is provided by other research funds (individual researchers, research laboratories, etc.).

Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application to the ISM office is March 16, 2015.

Required documents: The following documents should be submitted to the ISM:

  • A description of the research project with a calendar indicating how and when the work will be carried out. The duration of the scholarship must be clearly specified on the application.
  • University transcripts.
  • A letter of recommendation from the proposed supervisor or the sponsoring professor attesting to the ability of the candidate to carry out the research project.

Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to provide a second letter of recommendation.

Other conditions :

  • The scholarship recipient is committed to working full time on the research project.
  • The recipient will present a research report at the end of the project.
  • If the candidate wishes to work on a research project in an industrial environment, a postdoctoral fellow affiliated with a university must co-supervise the work.
  • Exceptionnally, a professor who does not have an NSERC grant may supervise a student.

Visiting research fellowships (non-stipendiary) Canada

Visiting Research Fellowships (non-stipendiary) Canada

Visiting research fellowships (non-stipendiary) Canada

Visiting research fellowships (non-stipendiary)


The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society invites applications from scholars in Canada or abroad for visiting fellowship appointments of up to 12 months’ duration during the 2014/15 academic year.


The purpose of the fellowship is to provide research space and an environment conducive to writing and reflection to scholars working on research projects in the area of religion and society.


The centre welcomes applications from all disciplinary backgrounds for projects that meet its mandate of promoting the scholarly study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include, but are not limited to, examinations of religious themes within the areas of ethics, health, law, environment, technology, government and public policy, human conflict, art, literature, the media and currents and debates in philosophy and the natural sciences.


Private office space centrally located on the scenic University of Victoria campus; a congenial, retreat-like setting; university privileges; enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange; participation in the centre’s wide range of scholarly and social activities. This is a non-stipendiary appointment with no cash value.


Four to six fellowships are offered annually. Ordinarily, fellows stay between 3 months to 12 months, but the centre will consider request for research terms of any length.


Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments.


Successful applicants will

  • conduct their work in the centre’s quarters
  • participate actively in the programs and activities of the Centre
  • give at least one public seminar or lecture on the theme of their research
  • acknowledge the CSRS in all publications arising from the fellowship and notify the centre of any such books or articles for inclusion in our database.
Application Procedures

Applications should include 1 copy each of the following: (a) a descriptive title; (b) a detailed statement of the research proposal in a form that makes the applicant’s intentions fully understandable to experts in his or her own discipline (maximum 5 pages); (c) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and d) the names and full addresses of two scholars who might evaluate the proposed project. The centre may also choose to solicit the opinions of other referees.

Application Deadlines: June 30 (for winter/spring arrival); January 31 (for summer/fall arrival)

Proposals submitted outside of the regular application deadline schedule may also be considered at the discretion of the director.

Applications may be sent by email to csrs@uvic

Visiting Research Fellowships (non-stipendiary) Canada

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