Funding

BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards. Due: Mar 31, 2017

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The 2017 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria are found on the Society’s NEW website at http://www.ikbbc.ca

The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Aboriginal Scholarship Workshop, Social Lounge at UBC Longhouse. 12-1 pm, Jan 26, 2017

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Indigenous Student Scholarship Workshop

When: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 12 noon – 1pm
Where: Social Lounge at the Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC Vancouver

Curious about what kinds of upcoming scholarship awards you could apply to?
Do you need help with filling out an application form for scholarships?
Academic Advisors and Enrolment Service Professionals (ESPs) will be reviewing several scholarships and are available to answer your questions. Drop by at noon, a free pizza lunch will be provided.

The workshop will review these awards*:

1. Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards
(http://health.aboriginal.ubc.ca/awards-and-scholarships/)

2. Indspire Scholarship
(https://indspire.ca/for-students/bursaries-scholarships/)

3. Irving K. Barber Scholarship
(http://www.ikbbc.ca/web/aboriginal/eligibility)

*Please note, these awards are open to all students (including those who are on Student Loans or are Band-Funded).

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate Indigenous students at UBC Vancouver.

Please email arts.aboriginal@ubc.ca to RSVP (this helps us coordinate the pizza order). Student’s with classes that end at 12:30pm are still encouraged to attend the end portion of the workshop.

Add the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/485824031587874/

Funding – Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships, YVR Art Foundation. Due: Jan 27, 2017

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The YVR Art Foundation – Call for Art Scholarship Applications
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The YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2017 ART SCHOLARSHIPS

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for
BC and Yukon First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to seven YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to two Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. Youth Scholarship recipients will be brought to Vancouver for an awards ceremony and their art work will be exhibited at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be between the ages of 16 and 26
Are emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018
YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be age 27 or older
Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
Have completed basic art training
Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork
Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

For more information on the YVR Art Foundation and to apply for the scholarships go to the Foundation website: http://www.yvraf.com/programs.

Please forward this email to those who may be interested in applying for a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at cynthia@yvraf.com or ph. 604.276.6261.

Call for Nominations – Faculty of Education Teaching Prizes

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Killam Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long history of emphasizing the importance of exceptional teaching. The Faculty recognizes two full-time tenure track faculty members each year with a prize of $5000 and a plaque, awarded at convocation. All Faculty members who hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment are eligible for a Killam Faculty Teaching Prize.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee (may be signed by more than one nominator) addressed to the Department Head or Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. Individual letters (may be from more than one person) may focus on some or all of the criteria. Nominators are encouraged to submit a set of letters that represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-killam-faculty-teaching-prize-201617

 

Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching. In recognition of the significant contribution that Sessional and Lecturer faculty members make to our programs, the Faculty of Education offers a Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize to outstanding educators. The prize includes both a plaque and $1000 and is awarded at the year-end Faculty meeting in May. The award is open to any individual holding an appointment as a Sessional, Lecturer or Adjunct Teaching Professor (seconded teacher) during the current academic year.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee should be sent out to the Department Head/Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. These letters should represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-sessional-lecturer-faculty-teaching-prize-201617

 

Funding – Aboriginal Graduate Fellowships, Due: Feb 10, 2017

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The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Aboriginal students. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition, administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with the First Nations House of Learning. Approximately a dozen new fellowships are offered each year. All Aboriginal students are eligible to apply, but priority is given to Aboriginal graduate students whose traditional territory falls, at least in part, within Canada. Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students.

 

Applicant Deadline: check with your graduate program

Graduate Program Nomination Deadline: February 10, 2017 (4 PM)

Amount: $16,175 – $18,200 per annum plus tuition

For complete information about this competition, please see the Graduate Awards website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowships

The contact at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for this competition is Angela Rizzo (angela.rizzo@ubc.ca).

Funding – Creating Humanities Communities Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Due: Feb 15, 2017

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Please see the grant announcement below.  NEH is looking to fund projects and programs in key “incentive areas” which include Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  These projects can and should be collaborations between an institution, such as a university or university program, and a community entity, like a tribal community or tribal program.  The grants are smaller in nature due to their matching requirement, but matching funds can be raised over the course of three years.  NEH staff is available for consultation throughout the application process.  Please consider applying and pass along to others in these states for their consideration.  Application Deadline is February 15, 2017. 

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a town, county, region, or area. NEH hopes that the relationships built and strengthened through Creating Humanities Communities will lead to increases and improvements in humanities infrastructure for years to come, even beyond the initial activities funded by these grants.

 

Funding – David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

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The new David Suzuki Fellowship program will empower emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It will reduce financial barriers, provide mentorship and foster leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers. One fellowship each will be available in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Vancouver-based fellow will join the Foundation’s Science and Policy team and research innovative clean energy solutions and/or the economics of sustainable development.

Each fellowship is valued at $50,000 stipend plus up to $5,000 in travel and professional expenses.

For details about eligibility, program structure, and application process, please see http://fellowships.davidsuzuki.org/

All questions should be directed to fellowships@davidsuzuki.org

Funding – TD Community Scholarships, Due: November 18, 2016

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TD is awarding 20 scholarships* to students applying to college or university who have demonstrated outstanding community leadership. Each scholarship is worth up to $70,000 over four years. That’s up to $10,000 for tuition and $7,500 in living expenses each year. On top of that, they’ll receive offers of paid summer employment.

If you know a young Canadian who has made a difference in the community, please let them know about this scholarship.

To learn more about TD Community Scholarships, please visit td.com/scholarships.

The final deadline for submission is November 18th, 2016, so it is important for interested students to begin preparing their submissions soon.

*Certain terms and conditions apply. For more information visit td.com/scholarships.

Part Time Project Lead, Post-Doc Fellow Opportunity, Health professions/Education Program Development

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Part Time Post-Doc Fellow Opportunity

A postdoctoral position as Project Lead is available for recent graduates with interest in health professions educational program development. The position is funded through a TLEF grant for the development of the formative assessment program for the new Undergraduate Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. The position will be a 0.6 FTE and will last until the end of March 2017, with a potential for a second-year reappointment.

The Project Lead will: provide project coordination; liaise with the course development teams to finalize the blueprint for the formative assessment program; provide direction and supervision to project assistants and summer students on formative assessment tools development, and plan, implement and monitor the evaluation activities. The educational scholarship and dissemination opportunities associated with this work is also an important aspect of the Project Lead role.

Apply to: George Pachev at george.pachev@ubc.ca

2017 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Call for Letters of Intent for Large TLEF Grants. Due: July 15, 2016

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The application process for TLEF grants is divided into Large and Small project pools.  Large TLEF Grants are those over $5,000, and capped at $250,000 over the life of the project, and this funding can be active for up to three years. For multi-year projects, 2nd- and/or 3rd-year funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals.  Multiyear proposals must contain a sustainment plan for project activities, with details on how the project will be sustained beyond the TLEF funding window, and an indication of the source of future sustainment funding. With both Large and Small TLEF proposals, the principal applicant’s department head must indicate his or her support before the proposal can be submitted to the TLEF.

Applications for Large TLEF Projects go through a two-stage approval process, starting with a Letter Of Intent, and then, for those applicants who are invited to move forward, a full proposal and budget due by October 14, 2016.

Apply online at: http://apply.tlef.ubc.ca (Sample proposal forms and information available at http://tlef.ubc.ca)

Deadline for Large TLEF Project LOIs:  3:00 pm on July 15, 2016.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

*Please note: If you currently hold a Large TLEF Project grant and plan on seeking 2nd- or 3rd-year funding, you do not need to submit a new LOI; rather, you will need to submit an updated proposal, budget, and Interim Report on your project through the online application system by the October 14th 2016 deadline.

 

Proposal Development Support drop-in sessions will be available through The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Faculty Support Units, UBC Studios and the Library. Please ensure that you consult with central- and Faculty-based support units if you are intending to request their support in the development of your project.

June – August contact: tlef.info@ubc.ca  to request consultation support.

September – November, CTLT will host weekly drop-in sessions (information available http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca

Questions: tlef.info@ubc.ca  or call 604-827-0729.