Full scholarship for joint Phd supervision by Southern University of Science and Technology, China


November 30 of each year for next September intake

UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) partnered to facilitate students who are interested in pursuing a PhD program of study at UBC. Students in this program are co-supervised by UBC and SUSTech professors and spend around 2 years at each university. Completing this program will entitle the students with regular UBC PhD degree and a SUSTech completion certificate. A scholarship has been established to support successful candidates by providing $25,000 per year for 4 years of study.

Professors can nominate potential candidates to the coordinator of either university. The program can help to identify co-supervisor(s) and guide qualified candidates to apply.


Siduo Zhang, Coordinator, UBC

Bao Zhu, Coordinator, SUSTech 

NRCan Clean Growth Program


Letters of Interest accepted till
Jan 24, 2018

- $155 million total
- R&D projects expected to range from $300k - $2,000,000 (max $5,000,000), up to 75% total project costs (i.e. 25% cost share/in-kind)

- Eligible recipients include legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada
- Provincial/territorial co-funding required, but “there is no minimum amount of funding or leverage required with regards to P/T support.”
- “The Program may allocate up to $9,000,000 of operational funding for the in-kind contributions of federal research centres to STAC projects”
- Letters of Interest accepted Nov 30, 2017 to Jan 24, 2018.

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Ignite Awards by BC Innovation Council


  • Winter-Spring 2018 Competition: Letters of Intent due January 2018
  • Summer-Fall 2018 Competition: Letters of Intent due June 2018

To accelerate the commercialization of new technologies and innovations in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia, BCIC Ignite provides awards of up to $300,000 for industry-driven academic research projects that address a significant demonstrated problem faced by industry and provide significant benefits to British Columbia. The program aims to catalyze strategic academic-industry partnerships that have the capacity to commercialize the most promising innovations within a 3-year timeframe.

To be eligible, applicants must be a BC-based consortium comprised of two or more companies, organizations and academic researchers. At a minimum, the consortium must contain one academic member and one industry partner. A consortium must have the right academic, managerial, financial, and technological expertise to successfully bring their innovations from the research and development phase to market. A key criterion in the assessment of the project is that applicants have the right ‘Go-to-Market Consortium’. Ideally this includes representatives of the project’s full value chain from researchers, to suppliers, to end users.

More details see webpage:


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Accelerate Program by Mitacs

Apply anytime

Funding to support graduate students or postdocs to research in a Canadian organization. Internships start at four months and can scale up. Projects receive $15,000 in funding for each four-month.


  • Students: Full-time grad students at all Canadian universities
  • Postdocs: Postdoctoral fellows at all Canadian universities (except those who have previously held a Mitacs Elevate award). PhDs must have been granted no more than five years prior to the project’s start date
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and international students
  • All academic disciplines
  • Faculty at all Canadian universities who are eligible to hold Tri-Council funds
  • Businesses and not-for-profit organizations

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Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources

University of Calgary

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