University of British Columbia Future Forests Fellowship (up to $280,000) for Doctoral Students (Study in Canada)

Future Forests Fellowship (FFF)

Course(s) Offered: Forestry
Course Level: Fellowship
Provider: UBC
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
Are you the world's next top PhD student? Are you interested in applying to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Forestry programme? The UBC Forestry is ranked in the top 3 forestry schools in the world!

As one of the world’s top forestry schools, 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.

University of British Columbia Future Forests Fellowship

Applicants must be seeking financial support for their first doctoral degree.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for admission to full time doctoral studies at UBC Forestry and intend to register beginning September 2018 (a completed application to the Forestry PhD program September 2018 intake is part of the documentation required for applying to the Future Forests Fellowship).

To receive funding, the successful recipient of the Future Forests Fellowship must:
  • remain enrolled as a full-time student in the UBC Forestry doctoral program and demonstrate continued satisfactory progress documented through annual progress reports;
  • not hold any other awards from the Canadian government or the University of British Columbia at the same time as the Future Forests Fellowship.
Selection Criteria:
The successful recipient is judged on these:
  • Academic Excellence: Weighting 30%
  • Research ability or potential: Weighting 50%
  • Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities: Weighting 20%
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (INCLUDING Canadians)

Participating Institutions
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada

Fields of study
The fellowship recipient will enroll in a UBC PhD program and conduct research focused in one of the following areas:

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

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Up to four years

Scholarship benefits
The fellowship is valued at $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.

Method of Application
The Future Forests Fellowship application and list of supporting documents required will be made available starting August 1, 2017. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, a complete PhD program application (September 2018 intake) must also be submitted

Applications for September 2018 intake start starting August 1, 2017. Deadline to apply is 24th November 2017

The University of British Columbia, commonly referred to as UBC, is a public research university with campuses and facilities in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1908 as the McGill University College of British Columbia, the university became independent and adopted its current name in 1915. It is British Columbia's oldest institution of higher learning.

Application Deadline: 24 November 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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