Other Awards

 

The UBC iSchool Student Conference Travel Fund is to support student travel to conferences. This funding is exclusively for those presenting in a conference. Graduate Students are able to apply for a maximum of $500 worth of iSchool Conference Travel grant funding per academic year.

Applications can be made prior to or following the event.

Travel award applications are collected and adjudicated three times a year. Applications collected between December to February 28 will be adjudicated in March; applications collected between March to June 30 are adjudicated in July, and applications collected between August to November 30 will be adjudicated in December. To apply for travel funding, complete the travel fund application form. There are 15 awards to be given out per year. Awards will be assigned until funding runs out.

Graduating students are eligible for conferences occurring within the term that they graduate (e.g. May graduates attending conferences before the end of August that same year).

The iSchool is offering these awards in the 2020/2021 fiscal year. Total funds available for the award are $3000 and this may be distributed amongst multiple PhD students. The DSC will adjudicate the award applications, which are due by February 1.

Important: Costs must have been incurred within the current fiscal year (April 1-2020 - March 31, 2021) and students must submit their receipts by March 15. If travel is to occur after March 15, then only those expenses that have already been paid for can be reimbursed.

The DSC will be flexible in its adjudication of the award in terms of the purpose of the travel. Students will, however, need to clearly explain in their application letter why the travel was important to assist them in their PhD program goals. For more information and to apply for this travel funding, please visit the PhD Travel Funding Application Form page.

The School of Information has committed to provide additional support to students who receive Spectrum, Mosaic, and Kaleidoscope scholarships in the amount of $2,000 per student. These awards are given by external organizations and are intended to recognize the potential of high-achieving students of underrepresented racial backgrounds. Students are encouraged to follow the links above and to apply for these awards. If you have received one of these awards in the current academic year, please notify the iSchool Program Assistant (ischool.program@ubc.ca), so your additional funding can be processed. The School has committed to providing the additional funding from 2020 onwards and will review the initiative in 5 years to ensure it is meeting its goals.

 


 

RESEARCH-BASED AWARDS

The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master's and doctoral Indigenous students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year.

Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students. Additionally, AGF recipients are eligible to receive tuition funding. Tuition funding will not exceed the current value of the standard doctoral or Master's degree tuition fees. Applicants for Master's funding will receive fellowship funding until the end of their second year of Master’s studies; applicants for doctoral funding will receive fellowship funding for four years or until the end of their fifth year of doctoral studies, whichever comes first.  In all cases, continued fellowship support is conditional on satisfactory academic progress. Recipients of Master’s fellowship funding must re-apply to be considered for doctoral funding.

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Awards for PhD Students

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. This support allows scholars to fully concentrate on their doctoral studies, to seek out the best research mentors in their chosen fields and to contribute to the Canadian research ecosystem during and beyond the tenure of their awards.

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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000.

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Awards for Masters Students

The objective of the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's (CGS M) Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. The CGS M Program provides financial support to high-calibre scholars who are engaged in eligible master's or, in some cases, doctoral programs in Canada.

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The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $16,000.

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