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 2017 JOHN W. DAVIES Memorial Award

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section is pleased to offer two
scholarship awards of C$3000 each in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chair of the Section.

The competition is open to any full time graduate student at a recognized University in Canada or
the US State of Alaska whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered
in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. Specifically the research may be in the areas of:

  1. marine transportation,
  2. exploitation of offshore resources,
  3. eco-systems that impact or may impact the exploitation of Arctic/cold ocean resources, or
  4. special areas of research for Arctic/cold ocean environments.

An abstract of approximately 500 words explaining the objectives of the research being
undertaken, progress to date, and how this research is to be applied in the Arctic or to cold ocean
environments is to be submitted. Applicants are also encouraged to describe how their research is
placed within the context of broader Arctic issues.  y

In addition, the selection panel will require:

  1. a resume,
  2. a transcript of marks, sent by the university directly to the Awards Committee (for the
    most recent degree completed and degree in progress), and
  3. three letters of reference, two of which being former or current professors, to be sent by
    the referees directly to the Awards Committee.

The deadline for applications is midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Applications will be accepted by mail and email. If sending via courier, contact the Arctic Section
by email to confirm the delivery address. Complete applications must be received by the deadline.

The two scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2017.

Applications should be sent to:
Arctic Section Awards Committee
PO Box 63090, Stadium RPO
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S5
Attn: Azmy Aboulazm, Arctic Section Chair


Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics 

Supporting UBC graduates working in applied ethics

The fellowship will provide a one-time annual stipend of $20,000 plus a research-related allowance of $1,500, as well as access to office space at the CAE in the Klinck Building on UBC Vancouver campus.

The period of the fellowship will be the 2017 academic year (i.e., September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018).

Relevant topics for this fellowship include but are not limited to: bioethics, business ethics, environmental ethics, public health ethics, and health inequities.

Students receiving other scholarships may receive a top-up from the Graduate Fellowship in Applied Ethics to a total of $20,000.

Expectations for graduate fellows are the following:

  • Regularly meet with a CAE faculty member who advises on this project.
  • Interact with other CAE fellows and attend CAE events.
  • Organize a lecture by a visiting scholar in their area of interest (supported by $2,500 from the CAE’s Visiting Scholar Fund).
  • Give a presentation of their work-in-progress at UBC.
  • Write a dissertation or thesis chapter or publishable article on a topic of applied ethics.

To Apply

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Applications should be emailed to the CAE acting director Susan Cox and should include:

  • A letter describing the research project the applicant intends to pursue and its connection to applied ethics. This letter should also indicate which CAE regular faculty member or members the applicant expects to work with on this project. (CAE regular faculty members are: Mike Burgess, Susan Cox, Anita Ho, David Silver, and Daniel Steel.) Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a potentially interested CAE faculty prior to submitting their applications.
  • A sample of the applicant’s written work.
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  • Transcripts from undergraduate and graduate studies (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the applicant’s supervisor.

For more information: Please contact Dr. Susan M. Cox, Acting Director for Centre for Applied Ethics. 

2017 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships at Harvard University

Up to three (3) Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships will be awarded to students from Canada for graduate study at Harvard University.  In establishing the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship program, Annie Reid Knox sought to honor her late husband and his lifelong commitment to America.  According to the wishes of Mrs. Knox, Frank Knox Memorial Fellows are selected on the basis of outstanding academic excellence, strength of character, and potential for leadership in their fields.

 Interested candidates will find the information needed to apply for this program by visiting the Universities Canada website at: 
 2017 Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships 

For more information: For additional information about the fellowship program, please consult the Harvard University website or contact

Call for Nominations: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available for most fields of research. The number of awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.

Value: an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.


UBCO applicants are not limited to one per unit. Please note change in procedures for the Okanagan campus.  UBCO will require potential Killam applicants to submit a Letter of Intent to at the Office of Research Services (ORS) by September 1, 2016.  Applicants are required to submit a one-page summary of their program of research as well as a Vanier-Banting CCV and faculty supervisors must submit a two-page summary of their program of mentorship, institutional resources, and training environment. There will be no adjudication at the LOI stage, but applicants and faculty supervisors will receive feedback and suggestions on how to proceed to completion of the full application. LOIs will be returned to each applicant, their supervisor and the Associate Dean Research of the Faculty.  Full applications, including all attachments, are due to ORS by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday November 8, 2016.  

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding

Build your career through this competitive two-year postdoctoral fellowship. You’ll focus on management training, while completing a collaborative research-based project with a partner organization.

Mitacs Elevate is now accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral funding:

  • $55,000 annual award (plus $7,500 per year non-cash value in training)
  • Exclusive, customized professional development training
  • Long-term collaborative research project with a non-academic partner


  • Letter of intent and Conflict of Interest declaration: July 27, 2016, at 5 p.m. PDT
  • Pre-review of draft applications: August 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. PDT
  • Application: August 24, 2016, at 1 p.m. PDT
  • Results announced: November 2016
  • Projects must start by February 1, 2017

For questions or more information, please contact Mitacs at or go directly to their website. 

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