AFFILIATED FELLOWSHIPS DOCTORAL PROGRAM
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.
Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements.
Applicants who plan to be registered in a Master's program in September 2021, should refer to Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program.
All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are required to apply to the Tri-Agency CGS D program to be considered for Affiliated funding, if they are eligible to do so.
FIELDS OF STUDY
With the exception of those program listed below, students in all fields of graduate study are eligible to apply. Exceptions:
- Programs that are not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (such as MBA, MM, MDS)
- Programs that do not include a significant research component (ie. coursework only)
- Doctor of Pharmacy
Applicants who plan to be registered full-time graduate students at UBC's Vancouver campus as of September 2021 are eligible to apply.
MONTHS OF GRADUATE FUNDING
To be eligible, applicants must have completed, as of December 31, 2020:
- between zero and 36 months of full-time (or full-time equivalent) doctoral studies, if they have undertaken Masters-level studies (whether completed or not). In cases where a student has transferred directly from a Master’s program into a doctoral program without receiving a Master’s degree, eligibility for doctoral funding will be counted from the effective date of transfer to the doctoral program.
- between zero and 48 months of full-time (or full-time equivalent) doctoral studies, if they have proceeded directly from a Bachelor’s or equivalent program to their doctoral program and have not held four years of combined doctoral funding from Tri-Agency scholarships, Affiliated Fellowships, Four Year Fellowship, and other multi-year UBC fellowships (e.g., Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship, International Doctoral Fellowship, and Graduate Global Leadership Fellowship).
Please note that:
- All previous studies at the graduate level, regardless of institution and discipline, will be included in determining months of study eligibility. For example, a prior PhD's months of study would count towards the applicant's total doctoral months of study.
- Successful applicants for doctoral-level funding who have undertaken Masters-level studies (first point immediately above) will not receive funding past the end of their 48th month of doctoral-level study
- Successful applicants for doctoral-level funding who have proceeded directly from a Bachelor’s or equivalent program (second point immediately above) will not receive funding past the end of their 60th month of doctoral-level study
- Students registered in a fast-track program (accelerated from a Master’s program into a doctoral program without obtaining the Master’s degree) or a direct-entry doctoral program (no Masters-level studies) who have completed between zero and 12 months of graduate-level studies by December 31, 2020 may choose to submit their application to the Masters-level funding competition. This will result in their application being ranked against applications from other students at a similar point in their graduate career. Should they submit their application to the Masters-level funding competition, any funding offer will be restricted to a maximum of 12 months and they will not be considered for doctoral-level funding such as a Killam Doctoral Scholarship. They can subsequently apply to future doctoral-level competitions for further funding.
- While award recipients will be selected based on the evaluation criteria, priority will be given to eligible candidates who do not hold significant scholarship funding (i.e., $16,000 or higher) for the 2021/22 academic year (September 2021 to August 2022). If a student is offered Affiliated funding, and later receives other scholarship funding of $16,000 or higher for the same period, the Affiliated funding offer would normally be rescinded.
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