Funding Opportunities

Graduate students should discuss whether they meet the criteria and should apply for one or more of these awards with their Supervisor or Graduate Advisor.

Travel Funding

The goal of this grant are to support graduate students in the Faculty of Education–who is the first author and presenter of a paper/poster session/workshop at a local/national/international conference—by providing financial support when students must travel to present their work at conferences and increasing opportunity for all graduate students to build and enhance their scholarly profiles/track records. This award is administered by the Faculty of Education Finance Office.

For eligibility criteria and information on available funding, please see Faculty of Education Finance Office page

How to Apply

Please refer to Faculty of Education's Policies, Procedures, Guidelines & Forms page, under 'Finance' for instructions on the Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant. Please submit completed forms to the Finance Office located on the 6th floor,
Scarfe 2603.

Graduate Student Travel Fund

Graduate students are eligible for reimbursement from the Graduate Student Travel Fund once per degree program. The Graduate Student Travel Fund is administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Eligibility: Full-time graduate students must be a presenter at a local, provincial and international conference.

Deadline: applicants are accepted all-year around

Maximum Coverage: $500

Eligible costs: Eligible expenses include travel (at economy airfare prices), accommodation, conference registration, meals.

Additional information and procedure can be found on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website

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Research Funding

This annual competition is designed to reimburse Faculty of Education graduate students (Magistral or Doctoral) for the financial costs of conducting or producing their own research projects necessary for the completion of their degree and is designed to cover your research or project expenses only.

The Graduate Student Research Grant is now being administered at the departmental level; please contact your department administrator for further information.

Endowed Awards

The following list describes scholarships that will be awarded to student applicants on the basis of merit, and indicates funds that are available for this calendar year. The financial value of scholarships awarded typically ranges from $750 -$1000. In the case of larger funds, the Faculty selects multiple award winners. For smaller funds, the financial benefit is modest but still represents an important recognition of academic achievement and can be a meaningful credential for future competitions (e.g. SSHRC, CIHR, NSERC etc,). Also, past awardees were successful due to: 1) a strong student statement; 2) CV; 3) high gpa.

Applications should be submitted electronically to educ.ore@ubc.ca by November 1, 2017 at 4:00pm.

Scholarships totaling $36,300 have been endowed by alumni and friends of the Faculty of Education. The awards will be given in recognition of Magistral or Doctoral students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the field in the area in which they are studying. Substantial contributions will be considered in terms of both scholarly and impact on the field in which they are working. The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

Scholarships totaling $2,800 have been endowed through a bequest by James Sigurd Eckman for graduate students in the Faculty of Education. The awards will be given in recognition of Magistral or Doctoral students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the field in the area in which they are studying. Substantial contributions will be considered in terms of both scholarly and impact on the field in which they are working. The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

Two scholarships of $2,600 each will be awarded to students in the Ed.D. or Ph.D. programs. Preference will be given to a Doctoral student entering second or third year. The awards will be given in recognition of Doctoral students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the field in the area in which they are studying. Substantial contributions will be considered in terms of both scholarly and impact on the field in which they are working. The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

A $1,500 scholarship has been endowed through a bequest by John Francis Lidstone. Each year the scholarship is offered to a student either in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Education (alternating between Faculties and undergraduate/graduate students across years).

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

Scholarships totaling $5,000 are offered by Donald Poulter in memory of his wife, Ellen who dedicated her career to inspiring and teaching students. The scholarships recognize graduate student achievement in the Faculty of Education. These awards will be given in recognition of Magistral or Doctoral students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the field in the area in which they are studying. Substantial contributions will be judged in terms of both scholarly contributions and impact on the field in which they are working. The scholarships are made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

Scholarships totaling $8,000 have been endowed through a bequest by Mary Katz and by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Joseph Katz, a long-term member of the Faculty of Education, scholarships are awarded to an outstanding Magistral or Doctoral students studying in the area of multicultural and minority education. The awards will be given in recognition of Magistral or Doctoral students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and who have made substantial contributions to the fields of anti-oppressive education and/or education for diversity. Substantial contributions will be considered in terms of both scholarly and service contributions to the field. The awards will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Katz Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

A scholarship of $950 has been endowed by the Lower Mainland Council of the International Reading Association (LOMCIRA) in memory of Dr. Harold Covell. The award will be given in recognition of a Magistral or Doctoral student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and who has made substantial contributions to the field of literacy education. Substantial contributions will be considered in terms of both scholarly and impact on the field in which they are working. Preference will be given to a student in the Department of Language and Literacy Education. The award will be made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Lomcira Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.

A scholarship of $1,000 is offered to an outstanding graduate student in the Faculty of Education whose research is focused on children’s rights and/or Canadian Indigenous education in the field of Early Childhood Education. This award is to honour the legacy of Janusz Korchzak’s life and work. A Polish-Jewish pioneer of child advocacy, Korczak was one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century who devoted his life to establishing and defining the rights of the child. Korczak’s ideas were adopted by the United Nations in the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1959. This award is made upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the Faculty Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

2017 Competition:

Endowed Awards_Korcak Cover Sheet
Full details about how to apply are available here.


Teaching Awards

In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our programs, the University annually awards teaching prizes to UBC Teaching Assistants, with two of these awards being allocated to the Faculty of Education. The prize includes both a certificate and $1,000.00.
At the same time, in recognition of the contribution to our Faculty so many outstanding Teaching Assistants, the Faculty of Education annually awards an additional teaching prize to supplement those awarded at the University-level - for a total of three awards. Nominations to the UBC Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award will automatically be considered for the Faculty of Education Teaching Prizes, in line with the same criteria.

2016-2017 Competition

Info for the 2016-2017 competition can be found here.

Graduating Awards

At the May 2017 Congregation ceremony, a gold medal is awarded to the UBC graduate student whose record is the best in the graduating class for the Doctoral degree.  A second gold medal is awarded to the graduate student whose record is the best in the graduating class for the Master’s degree with thesis.  Specific nomination guidelines, criteria and a list of required documentation are available on the G+PS website at: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/governor-generals-gold-medal

2016

Eligibility note:  Students must have submitted the final copy of their theses to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016.

Deadline: The internal Faculty of Education deadline for submission of applications to the Office of Research is Monday, February 13, 2017 by 4 PM

SIS printouts signed and stamped by the Department are acceptable as substitutes for official UBC transcripts.

A prize has been endowed in honour of the contributions of Professor Ted T. Aoki to recognize an excellent dissertation in the area of curriculum inquiry written by a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education. All Faculty of Education PhD supervisors are invited to nominate one of their PhD graduates whose work resides in the field of curriculum for the Ted T. Aoki Prize.

2016-2017 Competition

Nomination guidelines for Faculty of Education PhD supervisors for the 2016-2017 competition can be found here.

Graduate CV Samples