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Canadian postdoctoral fellowships

  • Banting postdoctoral fellowship
    • Two year award with $70k  annual value
    • UBC internal competition deadline annually in June
  • Killam postdoctoral research fellowship
    • Two year award with $50k annual stipend and $4k travel
    • Competition opens annually in the summer
  • CITA National Fellowship
    • Two year award that provides partial support for postdoctoral fellows working in theoretical astrophysics or closely related fields
    • Application deadline is usually annually in early November

Canadian graduate research fellowships

Undergraduate research opportunities

  • NSERC undergraduate student research awards (USRA)
    • Pairs successful student applicants with faculty mentor.
    • 16 weeks of funded summer research
    • UBC internal deadlines for Form 1 are generally in January
  • UBC-Imperial College London summer research exchange
    • Offered to top NSERC USRA applicants
  • The Erich Vogt First Year Summer Research Experience (FYSRE)
    • Funds a UBC physics student for at least 14 weeks of research after completing first year physics courses
    • Applications are generally due in late January
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Internship 
    • Open to international undergraduates from: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States
    • Funds a 12-week research internship (from May to October), including travel and stipend
    • Student applications are usually due in September for the following summer (i.e. Sept 2022 for Summer 2023) – search for ‘LIGO’ in the listed projects to find one with our team
  • UBC WorkLearn
    • Our team will sometimes have openings posted in the fall
  • Honours thesis projects (ASTR 449/PHYS 449)