External + Additional Awards

This page lists external funding agencies, organized by research areas or funding audience. In most cases, students apply directly to the agency, following their instructions and deadlines. This is not an exhaustive list, nor is Graduate Studies involved in the adjudication process.

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Scholarship Databases

Additional Sources of Funding by Area of Research/Studies

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

ACT WEST Community Foundation
Supports: single mothers pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

AMI Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities
Supports: full time students with permanent disability
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Supports: fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges
Supports: fighting poverty, disease, and inequity around the world
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Canadian Foundation for Governance Research
Supports: organizational governance issues at universities across Canada
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research
Supports: issues relevant to military members, veterans and their families
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Japanese Mennonite scholarship
Supports: research that helps protect minority or human rights in Canada
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Supports: novel research relating to standards in any field
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: spring

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Supports: students with disabilities in pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
Supports: art, painting, sculpture, printmaking
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Flight 302 Legacy Award
Supports: humanitarian, environmental, and/or aviation causes
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Supports: students enrolled in fish culture or natural resource management program
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Informed Opinions
Supports: women and gender-diverse people ensuring their experiences, ideas and insights help shape a more equitable, inclusive and democratic Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

IODE War Memorial
Supports: study within Canada or within the Commonwealth
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)
Supports: various fields of study
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Supports: female Canadian citizens pursuing a PhD
Open to: Canadians
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kimberly Foundation
Supports: alternative energy, climate change, sustainability, social sciences/design concerned with earth, sustainability or environmental issues
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: deferred

Local Government Management Association (LGMA)
Supports: studies on federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security
Supports: research related to food insecurity in Canada
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MAX Scholarship Fund
Supports: Muslim students in various fields
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Supports: students with permanent disabilities
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
Supports: students to become leaders
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Pride Foundation
Supports: LGBTQ+ students, who are/were residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Research Impact Canada (RIC)
Supports: engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, integrated knowledge translation efforts]
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Supports: Alaska Natives, Sealaska Shareholders and/or descendants
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Supports: female students with outstanding leadership (nomination process through Graduate Studies)
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi)
Supports: SFU graduate students undertaking community engaged research or research methods
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Simons Foundation Canada
Supports: non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament (NACD) issues
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Skills for Hope Foundation
Supports: empowering students to achieve their goals
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Vertex Foundation
Supports: people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Yukon Foundation
Supports: students who graduated from, lived in or doing research in the Yukon
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Business, Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship

ACT WEST Community Foundation
Supports: single mothers pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

AMI Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities
Supports: full time students with permanent disability
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Bank of Canada
Supports: economics, finance, information technology and cyber security
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Supports: novel research relating to standards in any field
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: spring

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Supports: students with disabilities in pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Coast Capital Venture Prize
Supports: innovative ideas and entrepreneurial pursuits 
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Flight 302 Legacy Award
Supports: humanitarian, environmental, and/or aviation causes
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Supports: students enrolled in fish culture or natural resource management program
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Informed Opinions
Supports: women and gender-diverse people ensuring their experiences, ideas and insights help shape a more equitable, inclusive and democratic Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

IODE War Memorial
Supports: study within Canada or within the Commonwealth
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)
Supports: various fields of study
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Supports: female Canadian citizens pursuing a PhD
Open to: Canadians
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Mary B. Jordan YVR Scholarship
Supports: students enrolled in a business related master's program who identify as a woman
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's
Term to apply: summer

MAX Scholarship Fund
Supports: Muslim students in various fields
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Supports: students with permanent disabilities
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Pride Foundation
Supports: LGBTQ+ students, who are/were residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Research Impact Canada (RIC)
Supports: engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, integrated knowledge translation efforts]
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Supports: Alaska Natives, Sealaska Shareholders and/or descendants
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Supports: female students with outstanding leadership (nomination process through Graduate Studies)
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi)
Supports: SFU graduate students undertaking community engaged research or research methods
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Skills for Hope Foundation
Supports: empowering students to achieve their goals
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Vertex Foundation
Supports: people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Yukon Foundation
Supports: students who graduated from, lived in or doing research in the Yukon
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Environmental Sciences

ACT WEST Community Foundation
Supports: single mothers pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)
Supports: advance knowledge and understanding of Northern Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

AMI Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities
Supports: full time students with permanent disability
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

BC Government Air Quality Research
Supports: atmospheric sciences, air quality, emissions, environmental management and policy
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Canadian Society of Soil Science
Supports: agriculture, agro-ecology, resource management, environment, geology
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Supports: novel research relating to standards in any field
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: spring

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Supports: students with disabilities in pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Flight 302 Legacy Award
Supports: humanitarian, environmental, and/or aviation causes
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Fraser Basin Council
Supports: healthy environments, well-being of BC’s families, neighbourhoods and communities
Open to:
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Supports: students enrolled in fish culture or natural resource management program
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Informed Opinions
Supports: women and gender-diverse people ensuring their experiences, ideas and insights help shape a more equitable, inclusive and democratic Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals
Supports: investigating problems encountered in marine cold regions/sea environments
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

International Development Research Centre (IRDC)
Supports: solutions for global development challenges, global health, climate resilient food systems
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

IODE War Memorial
Supports: study within Canada or within the Commonwealth
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)
Supports: various fields of study
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Supports: female Canadian citizens pursuing a PhD
Open to: Canadians
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kimberly Foundation
Supports: alternative energy, climate change, sustainability, social sciences/design concerned with earth, sustainability or environmental issues
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: deferred

MAX Scholarship Fund
Supports: Muslim students in various fields
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Supports: students with permanent disabilities
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Ocean Networds Canada
Supports: data and ocean intelligence products and services, ocean-based solutions for climate change mitigation and coastal resilience
Open to:
 Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Pacific Northwest Shell Club
Supports: research which involves mollusks in the Pacific Northwest
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Polar Knowledge Canada
Supports: effective solutions to Arctic issues, northern policy and research development, climate change and adaptation strategies
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Pride Foundation
Supports: LGBTQ+ students, who are/were residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

rare Charitable Research Reserve & Ages Foundation
Supports: research at the rare land reserve property in Waterloo
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Research Impact Canada (RIC)
Supports: engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, integrated knowledge translation efforts]
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Supports: Alaska Natives, Sealaska Shareholders and/or descendants
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Supports: female students with outstanding leadership (nomination process through Graduate Studies)
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi)
Supports: SFU graduate students undertaking community engaged research or research methods
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Skills for Hope Foundation
Supports: empowering students to achieve their goals
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

UArcticand Arctic Circle Network
Supports: environmental impacts on the Artic or Arctic Communities
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Vertex Foundation
Supports: people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Weston Family Foundation - Northern Research
Supports: studies of northern ecosystems, biodiversity, meteorology, oceanography, glaciology, geography
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Yukon Foundation
Supports: students who graduated from, lived in or doing research in the Yukon
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Health Sciences, Health Systems, Medical Research

ACT WEST Community Foundation
Supports: single mothers pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

AGE-WELL Graduate Student Awards in Technology and Aging
Supports: research that benefits older adults and caregivers
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

ALS Canada-Brain Canada Trainee Program
Supports: neurological disorders, mental illnesses and addictions, brain and spinal cord injuries
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Alzheimer Society of Canada
Supports: dementia research, improving quality of life for families and caregivers
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

AMI Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities
Supports: full time students with permanent disability
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Asthma Canada
Supports: causes, mechanisms and/or treatment, management or cure of asthma
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Brain Canada Foundation
Supports: research on the brain and brain health
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Foundation
Supports: understanding of causes, mechanisms, improvement of treatments and cures
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Cancer Society
Supports: conducting cancer related research
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Lung Association
Supports: research in respiratory health
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Cancer Research Society
Supports: conducting cancer related research
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Celiac Disease Canada (CCA)
Supports: celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, socio-economic implications
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Supports: students with disabilities in pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

CIHR's Institute of Gender and Health (IGH)
Supports: gender and/or sex and health
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Supports: novel research relating to standards in any field
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: spring

Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Supports: research of Cystic Fibrosis
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply:  

Flight 302 Legacy Award
Supports: humanitarian, environmental, and/or aviation causes
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Supports: students enrolled in fish culture or natural resource management program
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Harbhajan Ranauta Legacy Foundation
Supports: mental health and/or addiction support services
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Health Officers Council of BC
Supports: applicable public and community health practice
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Heart & Stroke Foundation
Supports: heart and brain health
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Informed Opinions
Supports: women and gender-diverse people ensuring their experiences, ideas and insights help shape a more equitable, inclusive and democratic Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Institute for Advancements in Mental Health
Supports: educational support to those living with psychosis
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

IODE War Memorial
Supports: study within Canada or within the Commonwealth
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)
Supports: various fields of study
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Supports: female Canadian citizens pursuing a PhD
Open to: Canadians
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MAX Scholarship Fund
Supports: Muslim students in various fields
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Supports: students with permanent disabilities
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Pride Foundation
Supports: LGBTQ+ students, who are/were residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Research Impact Canada (RIC)
Supports: engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, integrated knowledge translation efforts]
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Supports: Alaska Natives, Sealaska Shareholders and/or descendants
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Supports: female students with outstanding leadership (nomination process through Graduate Studies)
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi)
Supports: SFU graduate students undertaking community engaged research or research methods
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Skills for Hope Foundation
Supports: empowering students to achieve their goals
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Stem Cell Network
Supports: translational, regenerative medicine research to facilitate health, social and economic benefits for Canadians
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Vertex Foundation
Supports: people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Weston Family Foundation - Healthy Aging
Supports: healthy aging, brain health, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research

Women's Health Research Institute
Supports: research that improves women's health and healthcare in BC and beyond
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Yukon Foundation
Supports: students who graduated from, lived in or doing research in the Yukon
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Indigenous Student Support

AGE-WELL Graduate Student Awards in Technology and Aging
Supports: research that benefits older adults and caregivers
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Bank of Canada
Supports: economics, finance, information technology and cyber security
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
Supports: Registered First Nation students without band membership or band funding
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

BC Hydro Indigenous Scholarships
Supports: Indigenous people working toward professions relevant to BC Hydro
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate Funding
Supports: Indigenous students developing research skills and training
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

BC Scholarship Society (for Indigenous students)
Supports: Indigenous students pursuing trades, apprenticeship, diploma, certificates, degree or post-degree programs
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Indspire
Supports: Indigenous students pursuing post secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

ḴEL,ḴELOŦEN ȻE S,ISTEW̱ Award
Supports: Indigenous students pursuing education or career in Architecture and Engineering
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Ketchikan Indian Community
Supports: KIC enrolled members who are attending, or plan to attend university
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Local Government Management Association (LGMA)
Supports: studies on federal, provincial, local government or First Nations administration and policy studies
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

New Relationship Trust
Supports: First Nation (status or non-status) member of a B.C. First Nation Community
Open to: Canadians
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Queen's Pre-Doctoral Fellowships for Indigenous Students
Supports: Indigenous students completing a PhD in creative arts, humanities, social sciences or natural and physical sciences
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

RBC Future Launch Scholarships for Indigenous Youth
Supports: Status Indian, Non-Status Indian, Inuit or Métis and pursuing postsecondary education
Open to:
Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Sitnasuak Foundation
Supports: Sitnasuak members and/or those of linear descendent
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Science, Applied Science and Technology

ACT WEST Community Foundation
Supports: single mothers pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

AMI Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities
Supports: full time students with permanent disability
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Canadian Society of Soil Science
Supports: agriculture, agro-ecology, resource management, environment, geology
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Student Participation in Space Conferences and Training Events
Supports: space science and technology
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Supports: students with disabilities in pursuing post-secondary education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Supports: novel research relating to standards in any field
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: spring

Flight 302 Legacy Award
Supports: humanitarian, environmental, and/or aviation causes
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
Supports: students enrolled in fish culture or natural resource management program
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

IEEE Signal Processing Society
Supports: electrical engineering, relevant work in signal processing
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Supports: safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Informed Opinions
Supports: women and gender-diverse people ensuring their experiences, ideas and insights help shape a more equitable, inclusive and democratic Canada
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

International Association For Identification
Supports: advancement and growth of forensic identification as a profession
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

IODE War Memorial
Supports: study within Canada or within the Commonwealth
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF)
Supports: various fields of study
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation
Supports: female Canadian citizens pursuing a PhD
Open to: Canadians
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MAX Scholarship Fund
Supports: Muslim students in various fields
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

McDonald Institute - Astroparticle Physics Research Institute
Supports: research in astroparticle physics
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Mitochondrial Innovation Initiative (MITO2i)
Supports: mitochondrial health, metabolism, brain, diabetes, cardiovascular and transplant research
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Supports: students with permanent disabilities
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Polar Knowledge Canada
Supports: effective solutions to Arctic issues, northern policy and research development, climate change and adaptation strategies
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Pride Foundation
Supports: LGBTQ+ students, who are/were residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Research Impact Canada (RIC)
Supports: engaged scholarship, co-creation of knowledge, integrated knowledge translation efforts]
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Schlumberger Foundation
Supports: women from developing and emerging countries where they are underrepresented in STEM
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Sealaska Heritage Institute
Supports: Alaska Natives, Sealaska Shareholders and/or descendants
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC)
Supports: female students with outstanding leadership (nomination process through Graduate Studies)
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

SFU Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi)
Supports: SFU graduate students undertaking community engaged research or research methods
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: summer

Skills for Hope Foundation
Supports: empowering students to achieve their goals
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Society of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Supports: marine engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, hydrodynamics and wave theory
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

SRK Mining Student Programs
Supports: research related to the mining industry, mining career development
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Supports: geospatial, data science, defense/intelligence workforce
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

WorksafeBC
Supports: occupational health and safety, tools and technology to solve workplace problems
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents; international; 
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall

Yukon Foundation
Supports: students who graduated from, lived in or doing research in the Yukon
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Vertex Foundation
Supports: people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their immediate families (siblings, caregivers and children) pursue education
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Support for Exchange Opportunities

CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica)
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Connect Canada Internships
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

DAAD Canada German Exchange Service
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Fulbright Awards
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC)
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Lyford Cay Foundations
Supports: qualified Bahamian graduates for post-secondary study internationally
Open to: international
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

MEXT (Government of Japan) Research Student Scholarship
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: spring

MITACS
Supports: pursuing research placements with industry partners
Open to: Canadians; international      
Level: master's; doctoral
Term to apply: fall, spring, summer

Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships
Open to: Canadians; international
Level: master's
Term to apply: fall, spring

Queen's Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Black Studies
Open to: Canadians; permanent residents
Level: doctoral
Term to apply: spring

Rhodes Scholarships
Supports: study at Oxford
Contact: contact SFU Financial Aid & Awards