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Financial Assistance & Award Opportunities

While the program office will email updates and award announcements throughout the year students are strongly encouraged to make themselves aware of the financial assistance and award oppportunities available at UBC.  Students are responsible for ahering to application or nomination deadlines and for working with the program office to request supporting documents etc.

Here are a few places to look:

Financial Assistance & Needs-Based Funding

UBC Student Finance

If you are experiencing a financial emergency, please visit UBC Student Financial Emergency

Award Opportunities

Social Sciences and Humanities Reseach Council

We encourage applicants to apply for a SSHRC award if they will be in the program for longer than one year.  The application deadline is usually in October so if you are interested in applying, please get in touch with the program office as soon as possible.  Please visist the SSHRC website for further information.  Please note that SSHRC awards are only open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies administers the Graduate Student Travel Fund. Graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Travel Fund only once per degree program. The Travel Fund provides one-time travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student who presents a paper or poster at an official conference or symposium (student workshops are ineligible) while they are enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program.

MAAPPS Award for Excellence in Practicum Report

In order to acknowledge and encourage outstanding works, the MAAPPS program offers awards for the best thesis research and practicum paper. Supervisors of thesis and practicum paper will identify excellent works and recommend them to the Award Committee for further elaboration to determine the winner. This award will have official recognition through the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Successful works from this and previous years are available for consultation in the MAAPPS Program Office.

Additional Links

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Awards & Funding 

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Funding Database


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