This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, 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 and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.
Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. Funding can be used for:
- Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)
- A research allowance (including allowance for professional development or travel relevant to the scholarly work)
Funding is available for up to 30 new students in 2016-17. Students may be eligible for renewal for a second year (pending new PSI funding).
Listen to the PSI Info Session, recorded on March 9, 2016: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/ubc-public-scholars-award