Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship

Amount: $16,000 – $18,000

Deadline: G+PS deadline 13 February, 2015, check with your graduate program for their internal deadline

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.


  • All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. This includes Canadian First Nations, Métis or Inuit students and may include Aboriginal students from Alaska and the northern states of the USA.The University may request further information to confirm Aboriginal eligibility.
  • Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students. However, awardees must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2015-2016 academic year in order to receive an Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship through this competition. Students in the following programs are not eligible: MEng, MM, MBA, and PharmD.
  • To be eligible to receive Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship funding, students are required to limit their number of hours of paid employment to an average of 12 hours per week during the funding period.

Nomination Procedures / Materials
(i) completed Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Application Form

(ii) copy of your Canadian Common CV (use the CGS Master’s form, save as a pdf)

(iii) copies of all university-level transcripts to 31 Dec 2014 (print-out of Academic History from SISC is acceptable for UBC transcript).

For more detailed information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

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