Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship


Deadline:

November 1, 2019


Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian, Permanent Residence, and International
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Closed
Applicant Status: Continuing Students

Description

QUICK FACTS

The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship is a merit based fellowship that is awarded to full-time, thesis based MFA & PhD students that are approaching their final year and are focusing on the completion of their thesis or dissertation. This scholarship is intended to provide financial support while students are engaged in the final writing stages of their graduate program. Students may receive a Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship only once per degree program.

Value: $6,000

Eligibility

Degree Level

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Doctoral

Academic Standing

  • Students must have maintained satisfactory standing throughout the full duration of their program of study
  • PhD students must be admitted to candidacy

Number of Months of Study

  • At the time of receiving an award a MFA student must have completed no more than 24 months of study in the master’s program for which they are requesting funding
  • At the time of receiving an award a PhD student must have completed no more than 48 months of study in the doctoral program for which they are requesting funding

Other Funding

  • Students who receive external agency funding through any of the following federal scholarship programs may not concurrently hold Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship funding:
    • SSHRC CGS Doctoral or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
    • NSERC CGS D or PGS D
    • CIHR Doctoral Award
    • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s Program (CGS M)
    • Vanier CGS
    • Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

Evaluation Criteria

Application Procedures

  • The following materials must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies by the deadline:
    • The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Application Form, completed by the student
      • Once the Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship application is submitted, the student will receive an email notification that includes the application in its entirety. This must be converted into a PDF (Print – PDF) and emailed to the supervisor
    • The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Form, completed by the student’s supervisor
      • Students must send to their supervisor the Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Form link for completion

Nomination Procedures

  • The Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship is administered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • The College of Graduate Studies will confirm that applicants meet all eligibility criteria and forward all eligible applicants to the faculty in which they are registered for an internal review
  • The responsible designate from each faculty will inform the College of Graduate Studies which students have been nominated to receive a Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship, based on the quota provided to their faculty
  • Nominations will be adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarships and Awards Committee
  • Only successful applicants will be notified

Conditions for Award Holders

  • Satisfactory Progress

    • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their programs of study and remain registered as full-time students for each term of the award payment
    • If the College of Graduate Studies determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel the fellowship awarded to that student
  • Leave of Absence
    • Students granted a leave of absence retain the full value of any university graduate fellowship or other award whose terms and conditions are established by the College of Graduate Studies. Awards will be suspended at the onset of the leave, and reinstated at the termination of the leave period, provided the student returns to full-time study within the same fiscal year
  • Withdrawals
    • If an award holder withdraws from their program of study, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • Program Completion
    • If an award holder completes the requirements of their program prior to receiving the full scholarship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining scholarship payment prior to the closing of their program

Forms

Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Application Form

Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Form

FURTHER INFORMATION

Questions? Please contact: graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca