Applying for Graduate Scholarships and Awards
PLEASE NOTE: As of this year, there are two separate deadlines for submission of Affiliated Awards/SSHRC/NSERC applications:
- Deadline for Doctoral scholarship applications: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016.
- Deadline for Master’s scholarship applications: TBA.
This web page is mainly intended as a resource for graduate students currently in our MA or PhD program who are applying for department-external funding (e.g., SSHRC or NSERC scholarships or UBC’s “Affiliated Awards”). However, some of the advice (like the tips for writing an effective research proposal) may be of use to others as well.
Note that new applicants to our MA and PhD programs will automatically be considered for any UBC-based funding, and don’t need to apply for this separately. Prospective applicants to our graduate program who are Canadian citizens or residents should apply for SSHRC or NSERC scholarships through their home institution. More information for prospective applicants can be found on the page about financial aid.
Information about the application process and tips for writing research proposals
- Slides from August 2014 departmental Awards Workshop
- What is a proposal for a research program? (handout for 2011 Awards Workshop)
- Two-minute guide to graduate scholarship applications (Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, 2014 competition)
Samples of successful research proposals from UBC Linguistics students
- Michael Schwan (SSHRC – PhD)
- Avery Ozburn (SSHRC – PhD)
- Emily Sadlier-Brown (SSHRC – PhD)
- Kevin McMullin (SSHRC – PhD)
- Heather Bliss (SSHRC – PhD)
- Jennifer Abel (SSHRC – PhD)
- Mark Scott (NSERC – PhD)
- Michael Fry (SSHRC – MA)
NOTE! This proposal did not adhere to the formatting and length requirements, and was therefore truncated by Graduate Studies before being passed on to the adjudication committee.
- Proposals in other fields (G+PS website)