University Graduate 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 University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) is awarded to current students who are making satisfactory progress, demonstrate academic excellence, and are registered in a full-time thesis-based graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Value: awarded in a minimum base unit of $3,000 to a maximum of $24,000

Eligibility

Academic Standing

  • A progress report evaluated as satisfactory by the College of Graduate Studies based on established, articulated criteria

Number of Months of Study

  • Master’s students must have completed, as of April 30 of the adjudication year, no more than 24 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding
  • PhD students must have completed, as of April 30 of the adjudication year, no more than 48 months of study in the program for which they are requesting funding

Evaluation Criteria

  • Graduate programs make recommendations to the College of Graduate Studies

Application Procedures

  • Annual progress reports must be completed and signed by both the student and supervisor/advisor, reviewed by the program coordinator, and submitted to the College of Graduate Studies by July 2, 2020 to qualify for the fellowship

Nomination Procedures

  • UGF funding is allocated to graduate programs annually
  • Each graduate program reviews and evaluates the progress reports of all its potentially eligible students and forwards a list of nominees to the College of Graduate Studies by July 2, 2020
  • Each graduate program notifies the College of Graduate Studies of the amount from its allocated UGF funds it intends to assign to each eligible student
  • The College of Graduate Studies confirms which nominees meet eligibility requirements
  • Graduate programs may notify the College of Graduate Studies on an on-going basis to increase initial fellowship assignments
  • Only successful students are notified

Conditions for Award Holders

Satisfactory Progress

  • Award holders must maintain satisfactory progress in their program of study and remain registered as a full-time student for each term of the award payment. If the College of Graduate Studies determines that a student is making unsatisfactory progress, the College of Graduate Studies reserves the right to cancel the UGF 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. An award 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 a fellowship holder withdraws from the program that nominated them for the fellowship, the funding received during the term for which the withdrawal is processed will be recovered by the College of Graduate Studies and returned to the nominating program for further allocation

Transfer to Another Area of Study

  • If a fellowship holder transfers out of the program that nominated them for the fellowship, the student may retain the full scholarship payment only if both programs are in agreement

Program Completion

  • If a fellowship holder completes the requirements of their program prior to receiving the full fellowship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining fellowship payment prior to the closing out of their program

FURTHER INFORMATION

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