Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship


Deadline:

July 2, 2020


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 (GDTF) is a merit-based fellowship that is awarded to full-time, thesis-based MFA and PhD students that are approaching their final term and are focusing on the completion of their thesis or dissertation. This fellowship is intended to provide financial support while students are engaged in the final writing stages of their graduate program. Students may receive a GDTF only once per degree program.

Please note that this fellowship is for students who are nearing degree completion and are entering their final term of study.

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
  • Doctoral students must be admitted to candidacy

Number of Months of Study

  • MFA students must have completed, as of August 31 of the competition year, no more than 24 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding
  • Doctoral students must have completed, as of August 31 of the competition year, no more than 48 months of study in the 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 a GDTF:
    • SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral program (CGS D) or SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
    • NSERC CGS D or Postgraduate Scholarships – Doctoral program
    • CIHR CGS D
    • Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program
    • 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 their supervisor the Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Form link for completion

Nomination Procedures

  • The GDTF is administered by the College of Graduate Studies
  • The College of Graduate Studies confirms 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 informs 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 are adjudicated by the College of Graduate Studies Scholarship and Awards Committee
  • Only successful applicants are notified

 

Due to COVID-19, we have additional limited GDTF funding for students who have had their program impacted by the research curtailment. This TEMPORARY condition will extend to:

Number of Months of Study

  • MFA students must have completed, as of August 31 2020, no more than 32 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding
  • Doctoral students must have completed, as of August 31 2020, no more than 56 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding

Additional Application Procedures

  • If a student is only eligible for a GDTF under the extended months of study indicated above, the student’s supervisor must submit the Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Rationale Form indicating the student’s original expected program completion date, and how COVID-19 and the resulting research curtailment have delayed the student’s time to completion
    • Students must send their supervisor the Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Rationale Form link for completion

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

Graduate Dean’s Thesis Fellowship Supervisor Rationale Form

FURTHER INFORMATION

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