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Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

A variety of scholarships are available for those students pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing program. These scholarships are competitive. Please consult with faculty for assistance with developing your application.

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF)

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is the only National foundation solely committed to promoting the health and patient care of Canadians by financially supporting Canadian Nurses engaged in higher education, research, home health-care and specialty certification; advocating dissemination andd utilization of nursing knowledge.

Study Awards are supported by the Scholarship Fund Trust Accounts investment income as designated by CNF donors, and by contributions made by corporate and individuals donors. CNF gives nurses across Canada approximately $275,000 annually in scholarships and certification awards. For more information visit CNF.

Registered Nurses Foundation of British Columbia (RNFBC)

RNFBC raises money for bursaries for students who are enrolled in basic, post-basic, re-entry, specialty and graduate education programs in nursing. Each year RNFBC awards a significant amount to BC residents studying nursing at colleges and universities in BC and at out-of-province institutions. Please visit their website for more information.

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) 

MSFHR Research Trainee Program Awards support highly qualified Master, PhD and Post Doctoral trainees to prepare for careers as independent health researchers. While "training on the job," these exceptional students significantly increase the productivity of the research programs with which they are affiliated. By funding their training, BC is better positioned to retain them as future leaders in health research. All awards consist of an annual stipend and a research and travel allowance. For more information on upcoming funding opportunties, visit their website.

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)

  • Canada Graduate Scholarship Master Awards

The CIHR Canada Graduate Scholarships Master Award are intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a Master's degree in a health related field in Canada. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity. Students need to be applying for support to pursue their first graduate degree (i.e., Master), be full-time and completing a thesis. Full information is available on the CIHR website.

  •  CIHR: Strategic Research Training Programs

IMPART: The Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training program offers advanced research training opportunities to post-doctoral fellows, graduate students (PhD and Master) and clinician researchers who wish to acquire specialized research  knowledge and skill in gender, women and addiction. Information is available on the website.

PICDP: CIHR Training Grant in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan-Canadian Program is designed to build population intervention research by providing supplemental training to graduate and post-graduate trainees from a variety of disciplines. The program includes competitive annual salary stipends, a foundational course, monthly web-conferencing, an annual meeting and apprenticeship opportunities. Funded by CIHR and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Information is available on the website.

  • PORT (Psychosocial Oncology Research Training)

Port is an innovative research training initiative that links Canada’s top psychosocial oncology researchers across a variety of disciplines (e.g., nursing, psychology, management, medicine) and six universities (McGill University, Université Laval, University of Toronto, University of Manitoba, University of Calgary and University of British Columbia). This much needed initiative offers master, doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships awards to prepare young researchers to develop, test and refine effective and accessible state-of-the-art psychosocial cancer care interventions that will make a significant difference in the lives of people facing the threat of cancer. PORT is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR).  For more information, please visit the PORT website.

CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)

CIHR-IHSPR is committed to building, strengthening and supporting Canadian health research and knowledge translation capacity in the field of health services and policy research at every step along a researcher's career trajectory. IHSPR is also dedicated to recognizing the research excellence and knowledge translation initiatives of the next generation of health services and policy researchers.

Various resources are provided on their wesite to encourage students and trainees in the health services and policy research field. These resources include links to student awards and prizes (check out the new IHSPR Rising Star Award!), funding opportunities, training programs, knowledge translation initiatives, and networking and capacity-building programs.


UBC Okanagan

Graduate Student Travel Grants
This grant subsidizes travel to confrerences for full time graduate students in Master or Doctoral thesis programs only. In order to be eligible, students must present a poster or paper based on the results of their graduate thesis research at a national or international scholarly meeting or conference. Up to $500 for North America Conference Travel, and $1,000 for International Conference Travel is available. Application deadlines are October 15 and April 15. For more information, please visit the UBC Okanagan Research Services website.

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