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2024 UBC Public Scholars Award in Canada | How To Apply

The University of British Columbia has now opened applications for the UBC Public Scholars Award for qualified candidates interested in studying in Canada.

The University of British Columbia Public Scholars Award guarantees a total of $20,000 per student to support the student’s living and research allowances.

In this post, we will discuss the details, eligibility criteria, benefits, and the step-by-step application procedure for all students interested in applying for the scholarship award. 

UBC Public Scholars Award Summary

UBC Public Scholars Award Details:

The UBC Public Scholars Award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative (PSI) which intends to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit.

This year funding is available for up to 30-35 new students. Students may be eligible for renewal for a second year (pending new PSI funding).

For more information on the program, the application details, and any other questions, please register for one of the following general information sessions.

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UBC Public Scholars Award Requirements:

The 2024 University of British Columbia Public Scholars Award is open to;

  • UBC Vancouver doctoral students (PhD, EdD, and DMA) in years 1-5 and; UBC Okanagan doctoral students in years 1-5
  • Applicants must have completed no more than 48 months of doctoral study as of 31 August 2024
  • Applicants must be registered in a UBC doctoral program as of 1 September 2024
  • Applicants in their 6th year (48 to 60 months of doctoral study) will be accepted only in the most exceptional circumstances.
  • All students, faculty, and collaborators will be asked to complete a questionnaire at the end of their funding/involvement. 
  • Student dissertations and student completion and career outcomes will also be reviewed as part of the assessment of this pilot initiative.

UBC Public Scholars Award Duration and Reward

  • The UBC Public Scholars Award awards $10,000 twice, for a total of $20,000 per student to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue.

  • Funding can be used for:

    • A research allowance (including allowance for professional development or travel relevant to the scholarly work)
    • Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)

Required Documents for UBC Public Scholars Award

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • PSI Fellowship Application form
  • Canadian Common CV as one pdf file
  • Mandatory supervisor letter of support and the optional letter(s) of support from collaborators

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Method of Application

To apply for the UBC Public Scholars Award 2024, interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedure below;

  • Click the button below to navigate the application webpage
  • Download the scholarship application forms (PSI Form and Application instructions)
  • Once the form is downloaded you can edit and save the form by renaming it. Name your application: LastName_FirstName_PSI
  • Upload the completed PSI Fellowship Application 2024-2025 form, your Canadian Common CV, and other required documents as one pdf file to this page.

Deadline: May 12, 2024

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