Science awards and scholarships

Rob and Tammy Lipson Research Scholarship- application required

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and you have an international research opportunity that you'd like to pursue, consider applying for a Rob and Tammy Lipson Research Scholarship.

The Rob and Tammy Lipson Research Scholarship was established by Rob Lipson, Dean of the Faculty of Science (2010-2019) and his wife, Tammy Lipson. In creating this scholarship, they hoped to help more students gain hands-on research experience in an international setting.

Deadline: April 30

*Note for 2020 applications: The requirement for international travel is waived and/or may be extended to March 2021. Research collaborations must still be international in scope (e.g. collaborator is outside of Canada) to qualify. Application forms can be submitted 

Rob and Tammy Lipson Research Scholarship Application Form

Bob Wright Graduate Scholarships

One or more scholarships are awarded to outstanding full-time and part-time graduate students in the Faculty of Science who have demonstrated an interest in oceans through course work, co-op experience, graduate research or work experience.

Selection of the recipients will be made by the graduate admissions and awards committee upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

The nominee’s research program should have a recognizable component that deals with ocean sciences in some form. If it doesn’t, the nominee should present evidence of work experience related to ocean sciences prior to coming to graduate school at UVic.

David and Geoffrey Fox Graduate Fellowships

An award is given to a graduate student in either the Department of Greek and Roman Studies or the Faculty of Science. Selection will be made by the Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Department of Greek and Roman Studies in even-numbered years, and of the Dean of Science in odd-numbered years.

Dr. Arne H. Lane Graduate Fellowships in Marine Sciences

Two fellowships are awarded to outstanding graduate students in marine sciences. Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate and Awards Committee upon recommendation of the Faculty of Science.

The nominee’s research program should have a recognizable component that deals with marine sciences in some form.

James A. and Laurette Agnew Memorial Award

One or more awards are given to outstanding graduate students to attend conferences, present at professional meetings or who are undertaking field research in the Faculty of Science and the Division of Medical Sciences.  Selection of the recipients will be made by the Graduate Awards Committee upon the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science in consultation with the Head, Division of Medical Sciences and the Chairs, Departments of Biochemistry + Microbiology and Biology.

Yvonne Allen Cancer Research Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $1,500 is awarded to an outstanding graduate student as follows:

  • firstly a student doing research on colo-rectal cancer
  • secondly student studying the causes of cancer and thirdly student doing research into cancer treatment.
Selection of the recipient will be made by the graduate admissions and awards committee on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Science after consultation with the Director of Biomedical Research.

This fellowship is vetted in a different way than the others. Nomination files submitted to the Dean’s office will be passed on to the director of biomedical research, who will then adjudicate them and submit their recommendation to the Dean.

UVic-wide awards and scholarships

Additionally, there are numerous graduate awards, fellowships and scholarships available through Graduate Studies