The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000.

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to graduate students at UBC. Approximately 15-20 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition. At present, the Killam Doctoral Scholarship provides an annual stipend valued at $30,000 for two years plus a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship*.

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are part of the Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition.  To be considered for the Killam Doctoral Scholarships, you must apply for the Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition.

For more information about the 2021/2022 competition details, please visit the G+PS website competition pages (linked here for Affiliated Fellowships and linked here for Killam Doctoral Scholarships). 

School of Nursing Internal Deadlines for Departmental Adjudication: 

  • UBC Applicants apply through different routes based on their citizenship / student visa status: 
  • UBC applicants must submit their complete application package online by 14 September 2021 at 12:00 pm PDT
  • ​Late applications will not be accepted.
  • After the G+PS Application deadline, G+PS will provide electronic copies of applications submitted by their current and prospective students to UBC graduate programs shortly after the applicant deadline.
  • Graduate programs are to review their applications for eligibility and completeness, rank their applications, and select their nominees.
  • All applicants will be notified of their nomination status via email.


Is the competition right for me? 

If you have questions about whether the competition is right for you and your program of research please contact your Graduate Advisor: Dr. Susan Dahinten 

How do I get support with the application? 

The first and best place to start is your doctoral program supervisor and the Application Instructions for the appropriate Affiliated Fellowship Funding: 

If you have questions about how to collect your transcripts to include in your application, or other information provided on the G+PS Competition page, please contact Rana Hakami – Manager, Student Services (

How do I submit my application if I am NOT eligible for the CGSD Program and need to submit my application to the PhD Program? 

Please submit your application as one combined PDF document to the School of Nursing Graduate Awards Committee ( 

How do my referees submit their application if I am submitting my application to the PhD Program via email? 

Your referees can submit a confidential reference via email to the School of Nursing Graduate Awards Committee (