Featured Canada: Fully-funded Visiting Scholarships for Students in India and Commonwealth Countries in Africa 2017

Discussion in 'Masters Scholarships' started by collegereap, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. collegereap

    collegereap Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2016
    Reputation:
    0
    Book Reviews:
    0
    UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for up to four months. During this time, visiting scholars engage in seminars and develop skills relevant to their current research work.

    Application Deadline: 9th January, 2017

    Eligible Countries: India and Commonwealth Countries in Africa

    To be taken at (country): Canada

    Eligible Field of Study: Forestry and other related fields

    About the Award: The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (www.queenelizabethscholars.ca) aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.

    Type: Training

    Eligibility: Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa (preferably, at one of our partner institutions) and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to mentor them during their visit to UBC.

    To be eligible, applicants must be:

    • 35 years of age or under at the time of application
    • Proficient in English
    • Currently enrolled as a master’s or Ph.D. student in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa
    • Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
    • Scholars must agree to return to their home country after the study visit and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
    • Scholars must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.
    Selection Criteria: Eligible applications will be evaluated based on:

    • the significance of proposed visit to applicant’s research- either in the form of course work, or research experience, or both
    • the alignment of proposed research with the QES program goals degree of support from current supervisor
    • the fit between research program of proposed UBC faculty member and the applicant’s proposed research
    • the commitment from proposed UBC faculty member for mentoring the applicant’s research activities.
    Number of Awardees: Not specified

    Value of Scholarship: The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research. The scholarship covers airfare (max C$2,100) and living expenses (C$1,500 month x 4 months).

    Duration of Scholarship: The deadlines is January 9, 2017 (for a start date between May 2017 to August 2017).

    How to Apply: To apply, please send:

    • Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
    • One-page summary of your current or planned research work
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research, intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
    • Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during their stay at UBC
    Application materials should be emailed to Gayle Kosh (gayle.kosh@ubc.ca)

    Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

    Award Provider: Faculty of Forestry, UBC

    Important Notes: Note that successful Queen Elizabeth Visiting Scholarship applicants must also apply as a Visiting International Research Student through UBC Go Global: (http://students.ubc.ca/about/go-global/coming-ubc-exchange/visiting-international-research-student).
     
    Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...