Eligible students will be awarded Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) Awards based on recommendation from the Departmental Graduate Program. https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/graduate-support-initiative-gsi-awards
Students are encouraged to become familiar with the sources of financial support, including from UBC, granting agencies like CIHR & NSERC, and prospective supervisors.
Graduate Scholarships, Awards and Funding: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/scholarships-awards-funding
Graduate Awards commonly received by Pharmacology Graduate Students: https://med-fom-apt-sandbox-2017.sites.olt.ubc.ca/education/graduate-program/graduate-awards/
Note that supervisors must guarantee a stipend of at least $22,000/year for M.Sc. (for 2 years) or Ph.D. (for 4 years) students. This guaranteed funding is effective for M.Sc. and Ph.D. starting their program September 1st, 2021 or later. This stipend can come in any form (for example – scholarship, TA-ship, grant funding, or a combination). At the time of admission, all supervisors are required to fill out a funding commitment form (see APT supervisor financial support forms) for each student they supervise.
This guaranteed funding amount is effective for M.Sc. and Ph.D. starting their program September 2021 or later. The Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Faculty guarantees minimum funding for all Ph.D. students and the department extended this standard to new M.Sc. students in Pharmacology in October 2020. M.Sc. and Ph.D. Pharmacology students starting the program between October 2020 and September 2021 are eligible for pro-rated funding based on the current amount of $18,000/ year. After September 1st, 2021, the new amount of $22,000/ annually will apply for all students covered by this policy.