In October 2005, a call for proposals was issued at the University of Northern British Columbia for Mountain Pine Beetle Student Research Awards to support MPB related research from a variety of disciplines. The main goal of this funding opportunity was to allow students to participate in upcoming MPB workshops, as well as to promote further extension activities and to support data collection and analysis activities. An internal committee selected five successful student applications based on meeting the criteria of: fit to FSP objectives, including the MPB Eligible Research Topics, and the excellence of the proposal. The successful candidates are listed below. The objectives of the awards were: 1. To support graduate student participation in Mountain Pine Beetle Workshops in Prince George and Vancouver; and, 2. To support ongoing graduate student research projects on problems related to MPB. All students extend their thanks and gratitude for this funding and support from the Forest Investment Account - Forest Science Program. These awards are supporting graduate student research that, in some cases, has yet to be completed, defended or published. Therefore, select details from student research project proposals and final report submissions, and an outline of extension activities, have been provided below as a summary of their use of the MPB Student Research Award funds.