External Awards

The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) administers a number of external awards programs, including those offered by federal, provincial, and other scholarship agencies.  UNBC students are encouraged to apply for funding opportunities from Canada’s three major government research granting agencies:  the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Competitions for many of the major federal and provincial scholarships that UNBC administers take place in the September Semester each year.  Applicants are required to check the websites below, as well as the agency websites for eligibility and application details and instructions.  Students should also note that application procedures vary for many external competitions.  In some cases, applicants are required to apply directly to the granting agency, while in others, the award undergoes an adjudication process at UNBC’s Office of Graduate Programs. 


Federal Awards

Award Name

Where to Apply (First Point of Contact)

Award Profile

NSERC - Undergraduate Student Research Award

Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's

Agency, Office of Graduate Programs

Agency

CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Agency

CIHR Doctoral

Agency

NSERC Doctoral

Office of Graduate Programs

SSHRC Doctoral

Office of Graduate Programs


External Awards

Award Name

Where to Apply (First Point of Contact)

Awards Profile

Rhodes Scholarship

Office of Graduate Programs