University Graduate Fellowship


Deadline:

June 1, 2019


Eligibility of Citizenship: Canadian and International
Degree Level: Masters and Doctoral
Award Status: Closed

Description

QUICK FACTS

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

Annual Value: This fellowship is awarded at a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $24,000. However, if a student holds a major external award, such as an NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR, a maximum amount of $15,000 may be awarded to the student in addition to the major award. Funding for the UGF is made available from the University budget. The value of this fellowship is reviewed annually.

Annual Deadline: June 1, 2019

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

Citizenship

  • Domestic and international

Degree Level

  • Master’s
  • Doctoral

Applicant Status

  • Current students

Evaluation Criteria

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 June 1 of each year to qualify for the fellowship

Nomination Procedures

  • UGF funding is allocated to graduate programs annually
  • Each graduate program will review and evaluate the progress reports of all its potentially eligible students and forward a list of nominees to the College of Graduate Studies by June 1
  • The College of Graduate Studies will confirm which nominees meet eligibility requirements
  • Each graduate program will notify the College of Graduate Studies of the amount from its allocated UGF funds it intends to assign to each eligible student
  • Graduate programs may notify the College of Graduate Studies on an on-going basis to increase initial fellowship assignments
  • Only successful students will be 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 an award holder completes the requirements of their program prior to receiving the full fellowship payment, the award holder will receive the remaining scholarship payment prior to the closing out of their program.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact: graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca