Four month Visiting Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa
Through this program, we are pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this time, visiting scholars may take 1 graduate course at UBC, engage in seminars, and develop skills relevant to their current research work.
Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa (preferably, at one of our partner institutions) and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to mentor them during their visit to UBC.
The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research. The scholarship covers airfare (max C$2,100) and living expenses (C$1,500 month x 4 months).
The deadlines is January 9, 2017 (for a start date between May 2017 to August 2017). For more information, download the PDF application. Materials should be emailed to Dan Naidu.
We encourage (but do not require) that activities be carried out in cooperation with a partner organization that can help with logistics, safety, etc. abroad. Preference will be given to projects partnering with our QES partners:
- Forest Research Institute of India
- Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy
- Kerala Agricultural University
- Wildlife Institute of India
- Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
- World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya
- Stellenbosch University, South Africa