Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will match funds provided by graduate programs (to a maximum of $8,000 per student and to a maximum of $50,000 for the program in total) to support Master’s Indigenous students registered at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2021/22 academic year (i.e., from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022). This funding is intended to support students until they can apply for the next regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition in February 2022. It is also intended to support students who were not successful in receiving other funding, such as Tri-Agency CGSM, Affiliated Fellowships etc., for the 2021/22 academic year.
Students who already hold significant funding ($16,000 /year or greater) for the 2021/22 academic year will not be considered for AGF Bridge funding. The AGF Bridge is specifically meant to “bridge” applicants who lack funding until they can apply for major award competitions in the fall and spring. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through a competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Important note: As of this year’s competition, PhD students will not be considered for AGF Bridge funding. All PhD students who would otherwise be eligible (ie. in the eligible months of study range of years 1-4) are covered by the minimum PhD funding policy and so they are already receiving “significant funding”.
Applicant deadline: Monday, 14 June 2021 at 4:00 pm PST
Annual Value: up to $8,000 per student from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, must be matched by the graduate program
Further information, including application and nomination procedures, is available on the Graduate Studies website: https://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/aboriginal-graduate-fellowship-bridge-funding