Competition Announcement: SSHRC Talent Award


Internal application deadline: Friday, February 4th, 2022
Please let us know about your intention of applying by Friday, January 21st, 2022


SSHRC Talent Award – Doctoral

The SSHRC Talent Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who, on April 1, 2022, holds a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship. The Talent Award ($50,000 value) is given to an individual who maintains academic excellence, has a talent for research and knowledge mobilization, and has demonstrated clear potential to be a future leader within and/or outside the academic sector.

UBC can nominate one applicant to the national competition, from which one Talent Award will be awarded by SSHRC from the nominations submitted by Canadian universities.

The Talent Award may be taken up as a fellowship to fund the recipient’s doctoral or postdoctoral research over a one-year period, or may be used, within one year of receiving the award, as a grant to support research, knowledge mobilization or other research-related activities. At least 10 per cent of the award funds must be used to promote the recipient’s research achievements.

Eligibility: A nominee must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada at the time of nomination, must be an active social sciences and humanities researcher or student, and must hold a SSHRC doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship or scholarship on April 1, 2022.

Application Internal Deadline: Friday, February 4th, 2022.

Nomination Deadline: Complete nomination packages must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) by 4:00 pm on Friday, 25 February 2022.  Graduate programs should set an internal application deadine for their applicants several weeks before this date to select nominees for which they will prepare the nomination package.

For nomination procedures, please consult the G+PS website (
The contact for this funding opportunity is Natalie Thorson (

GSS cIRcle Award – Applications are Open!


Submissions are now open for the next instalment of the GSS cIRcle Open Scholar award, a lottery-based award that recognizes exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or projects from UBC graduate students.

The Award is based on a lottery system held twice a year. A random selection will be made from items submitted to cIRcle during the previous 6 month period – four awards will be made per annum, two in April and two in October.

The deadline for submissions is September 24.

Dru Yates receives NACTA award


Congratulations to MSc alumna Dru Yates (supervised by Assoc. Prof. Maja Krzic) who is this year’s recipient of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award.

The award is given in recognition of meritorious efforts in postsecondary teaching by a graduate student. Dru is a double alumna of Land and Food Systems, having completed her BSc in Global Resource Systems in 2010, and her MSc in Soil Science this past spring.

(Original post: Re-posted with permission.)



We have revised the “Major” LFS Departmental Awards (Greater Than $10,000) information and application package.   The document is now posted on our website under LFS Departmental Awards.  Please note:  the application deadline is Monday, June 30th, 2014.


This application is for:

#801 – Canadian Dairy Commission Scholarship

#4819 – Leonard S Klinck Memorial Fellowship

#4848 – Mary and David Macaree Fellowship

4YF – Current PhD students (as defined in application)

We expect to provide committee members with completed application packages in early July for their review.  Following a committee meeting to discuss and rank applications, nominations will be forwarded to Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies in early August.  Students should receive award notification by late to early September.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries


Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries. The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution.

The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship. Please pay attention to the page limitations for each section. Note that Times New Roman, 12pt font is to be used, with page margins of 2 cm on all sides. Upon completion of the application, please convert the document to a pdf and name the file with your last name followed by an underscore and Larkin (i.e., Lastname_Larkin.pdf). Completed documents are to be sent to:

Karen Murchie, CARS Larkin Committee,

Completed applications must be received no later than 4pm EDT, June 1, 2014. Application forms are available at