CREATE–AAP provides fellowship stipends to masters and doctoral students. Funding levels are outlined in the following table.

Degree Type
Fellowship Stipend Travel Award
External Internship Funding
Masters Students $17,300 up to $1,500
up to $6,000
Doctoral Students $21,000 up to $1,500
up to $6,000


  1. Research/travel awards will be available to students to attend a workshop or conference and must be spent by the end of the second year. Students will not have access to any unclaimed funds beyond this period. For external internships, CREATE–AAP will cover the costs of travel and accommodations for the internship project up to a maximum of $6,000. These funds must also be spent by the end of the second year as well.

Terms for CREATE–AAP Masters and Doctoral Student Fellowships

All CREATE–AAP masters and doctoral students receive fellowships for the first year of their graduate program.  Funding for the second year* is conditional upon satisfactory progress in their graduate program.

Maximum duration of funding through CREATE–AAP is 2 years* and

  • students holding NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships, Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships, or other federal granting agency graduate scholarships are strongly encouraged to participate in the training program, although they will not be allowed to receive a fellowship stipend from CREATE during tenure of their other scholarships; they however will be eligible for external internship travel and accommodation stipends and conference or workshop stipends
  • if a student is awarded an NSERC postgraduate scholarship, Alexander Graham Bell Canada graduate scholarship or other federal granting agency graduate scholarship they must inform CREATE–AAP, in writing (email is sufficient)
  • direct scholarship support for graduate studies through NSERC, including stipends from CREATE grants, is limited to a lifetime maximum of four years full-time equivalent for each individual; NSERC will include any graduate-level support offered by SSHRC and CIHR, and taken up, in the calculation of available support
  • international students are eligible for these stipends in addition to Canadian Student
  • persons paid from NSERC grants are not considered NSERC employees

*Please note that as of 2015, successful new applicants will be offered a 1 year fellowship only. There is a possibility of funding beyond the 1st year but this cannot be guaranteed. 

Travel Expenses

To process travel expenses, students in CREATE–AAP should complete the CREATE–AAP Travel Expenses Form and submit the original, signed form to the CREATE–AAP office. For non-travel related expenses, the CREATE–AAP All Other Expenses Form should be completed and submitted to the CREATE–AAP office. Original invoices/receipts must be included with each claim. All travel expenses can be claimed only after completion of your trip. If claiming airfare, original boarding passes are required or your claim will not be honoured. Please allow 4–6 weeks for processing. If you would like your original receipt returned to you, indicate it very clearly on each receipt that you need returned.

UBC Policy has issued a document entitled Financial Services Travel Policy #83 which governs reimbursement for authorized travel-related expenses. The latest compensation rates and administrative procedures can be found on the UBC Payment & Procurement Services website