Awards and Funding

The Faculty of Medicine offers and administers funding opportunities that provide financial help to Postdoctoral Fellows. Some of these funding opportunities are external to UBC, however, others can be applied to a UBC PDF appointment.

For additional funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, visit the Funding Opportunities on the Postdoctoral Fellows Office website.

Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Bluma Tischler Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is for MD or Ph.D. graduates in Medicine, Biochemistry, Genetics, or associated disciplines carrying out research on the biochemical or genetic aspects of intellectual developmental disorders or other neurological disorders. For more details see here.

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize
Established in 2011, the Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually for excellence in research. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC. All fields of research are included. For more details see here.

Faculty of Medicine – PDFO Travel Awards
As part of UBC’s ongoing efforts to increase the benefits for PDFs, the Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO) and the UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM) assist PDFs with travel to conferences to present research performed at UBC. Travel support will be provided to a maximum of $750 per recipient, regardless of whether the travel is to occur within Canada or outside of Canada. For more details, see here