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.
|Award||Where to Apply (First Point of Contact)|
|NSERC - Undergraduate Student Research Award||Agency, Office of Graduate Programs|
|Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master's||Agency|
|CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement||Agency|
|NSERC Doctoral||Office of Graduate Programs|
|SSHRC Doctoral||Office of Graduate Programs|
|Vanier CGS||Office of Graduate Programs|