Graduate Awards

An award of around $1,150 has been made available for PCTH graduate students through an endowment established by professors emeriti from the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The Graduate Support Initiative (GSI) is a system for funding graduate students through entrance scholarships, multi-year funding packages, tuition awards and scholarship top-ups. GSI - started since 2008-09 - to replace PhD Tuition Waiver; and GES. Dept allocated GSI annually by FoM and make nominations to FoGS during the summer.

How To Apply: Students do not need to apply.

Application Deadline: Decided by Dept during the summer.

How to Adjudicate: No adjudication. A portion goes to PhD tuitions and any balance to be decided by Graduate Advisor and Associate Head.

Started since 2008-09. 4YF provides funding for UBC’s best PhD students of at least $18,000/year plus tuition for the first four years of their PhD studies. Annual slot(s) provided by FoGS for Dept’s recommendation during the summer.

How To Apply: By competition. Eligible PhD students are invited to submit a CV to the Dept.

Application Deadline: Decided by the Dept during the Summer.

How to Adjudicate: Students submit CVs to be ranked by the Dept Graduate Studies Committee which ranks them and selects the top ranked student for the award.

Students submit applications to compete for CIHR-masters, NSERC-masters, NSERC-doctoral or affiliated award. FoGS provides each Dept. a quota of applications for forwarding to FoGS. All student applications will be ranked by Dept G/S Committee and Dept would submit the maximum quota of applications to FoGS for institutional ranking.

Exception: CIHR-doctoral do not need ranking – student submit appl. directly to CIHR

How To Apply: By competition. Student to submit an application for Dept & FoGS ranking

Application Deadline: Student deadline is two weeks ahead of FoGS’s deadline (around mid-Oct) for Dept’s recommendations

How to Adjudicate: All applications will be ranked by the Dept G/S committee and Dept would submit maximum quota of applications to FoGS before the deadline.

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. The Vanier CGS is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.

The Travel Fund provides travel support to a maximum of $500 per graduate student. Graduate students are eligible for reimbursement from the Graduate Student Travel Fund once per degree program. One each in Master and PhD programs.For more information about the Graduate Student Travel Fund, please see FoGS website:

How To Apply: Submit an application to FoGS

Application Deadline: Applications accepted throughout the year.

How to Adjudicate: Dept is not involved. Application & receipts to be submitted directly to FoGS.