The Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is giving away the largest single grant (up to $280,000) for a forestry student. The UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies
UBC have approximately 140 doctoral students in any given year, which is just over half of their total Forestry graduate student population. In addition to being part of the Faculty of Forestry, PhD students are also considered members of one of our three Faculty departments, based on their supervisor’s affiliation.
- Single grant up to $280,000.
- $70,000 CAD annually for up to four years. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses incurred in
the preparation and conduct of research.
- The fellowship recipient will enrol in our PhD program and conduct research focused in British Columbia in one of the following areas:
-Forest Products Biotechnology
– Forest Genomics
– Climate Change
– Urban Forestry
– Forest Management
– Forested Landscapes
– Salmon Ecology
– Forest Health
– Forests and Indigenous Peoples
– Forests and Human Health
**Please visit the official link for detailed information.
Academic Excellence –
• Academic record;
• Scholarships and awards held;
• Duration of previous studies.
Research ability or potential
– Weighting 50%
• Quality of contributions to research and development;
• Relevance of work experience and academic training to field of proposed research;
• Significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research, and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to society, and how anticipated outcomes will have practical application in British Columbia.
• Intended areas of research must fit with one of the following Areas of Excellence for the Faculty: Forest Products Biotechnology; Bioenergy; Forest Genomics; Climate Change; Urban Forestry; Forest Management; Conservation; Forested Landscapes; Salmon Ecology; Forest Health; Forests and Indigenous Peoples; Forests and Human Health.
• Ability to think critically;
• Ability to apply skills and knowledge;
• Initiative and autonomy;
• Enthusiasm for research;
• Determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time.
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities – Weighting 20%
• The ability or potential to communicate scientific concepts clearly and logically in written and oral formats. For example, this could include: – quality of the application’s presentation; – participation in preparing publications; and – awards for oral presentations or papers.
• Professional and relevant extracurricular interactions and collaborations. For example, this could include: – mentoring; – teaching; – supervisory experience; – project management; – chairing committees; – organizing conferences and meetings; and – elected positions held.
FFF applicants must have a minimum A+ standing in each of their last two years of full-time study. GPA is calculated using all courses taken in a given year. For example at UBC, A+ standing is 90% and higher. At other universities, A+ standing is determined from marking keys that accompany transcripts.Eligible Regions: Open For All
Apply Online through the “APPLY NOW” section.
Application Deadline: November 24, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link