Scholarships and Awards

Applying for Graduate Scholarships and Awards


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


Samples of successful research proposals from UBC Linguistics students

If you are a student who would like to see more examples of awards proposals, please contact the graduate advisor and request access to the Linguistics Graduate Student Repository.


Some useful links