Call for Applications: Indigenous Graduate Fellowship – Deadline: Jan 31, 2023

The Indigenous Graduate Fellowship (previously Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship) competition has been launched. The University of British Columbia offers multi-year fellowships to Master’s and doctoral Indigenous students in all disciplines. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through an annual competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Each fellowship provides a stipend of $18,200 per year for doctoral students or a stipend of $16,175 per year for Master’s students.

For eligibility, application procedures and evaluation criteria about this competition, please review the following website carefully: 

Please also note the following important changes to the IGF program:

  • Eligibility for the IGF is extended to students in professional and coursework-only Master’s programs
  • Opportunities for (i) Indigenous PhD students in their fourth year to apply for a fifth year of funding and (ii) for research Master’s and PhD students to apply for research funding will be incorporated into the IGF program. Details will be provided in January 2023.
  • On the IGF Nomination Form, graduate program will be asked if their doctoral nominees are also being recommended for funding from the 4YF program. If so, and the nominee is subsequently ranked high enough to be offered IGF funding, the student will receive the 4YF and an IGF top up of $5,000 per year for the duration of their 4YF, and the graduate program will be allocated an additional 4YF to replace the 4YF awarded to their Indigenous student. (Note: if the nominee is not ranked high enough to be offered IGF funding, the graduate program will be responsible for providing 4YF funding from their existing 4YF allocation.)

Applicant deadline: Tuesday, 31 January 2022 at 8:00 am PT

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