25/08/2017

UBC Guaranteed Minimum PhD Funding

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    The University of British Columbia
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    Canada
  • FUNDING TYPE
    Funding
  • DEADLINE DESCRIPTION
    Applicable year round
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Formal sciences
    Humanities
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

All full-time students who begin a UBC-Vancouver PhD program in September 2018 or later will be provided with a minimum funding package equal to $18,000 for each of the first four years of their PhD. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, and graduate academic assistantships. In many cases, PhD students will receive more than the Minimum Funding Package (PhD students at UBC-V currently receive an average of $30,000 per year). This funding can be used to pay for university-related expenses (e.g., tuition, books) as well as general living expenses. The funding package may consist of any combination of internal or external awards, teaching-related work, research assistantships, graduate academic assistantships. If a student receives additional funding (e.g., a scholarship) or other income that elevates his/her package above the minimum funding package, his/her support from on-campus funding sources may be reduced.

At the request of the student, other part-time employment in the field of the student’s research may be considered part of the funding package, whether the work occurs on or off campus (e.g., a PhD student continues part-time nursing practice to maintain professional skills and to understand current research needs in that setting). In such cases, if the student’s work and financial situation were to change, the Department and supervisor will make their best effort to provide a Minimum Funding Package, but this might not be possible as funding is pre-planned well in advance.

The Minimum Funding Package is inclusive of vacation pay and benefits, as well as external awards or sponsorships, if applicable. It does not include the International Tuition Award. Students must apply for scholarships as required by their graduate program to continue to qualify for the Minimum Funding Package. Students may be required to disclose their sources of university or scholarship funding, as well as other income sources to their graduate program and must inform their program immediately of new funding sources.

What is funded

All full-time UBC students (domestic and international) newly admitted to start a PhD program of the Vancouver campus as of September 2018 or later will be provided with a Minimum Funding Package equal to $18,000 for each of the first four years of a PhD.

Duration

First 4 years of the PhD.

Eligibility

All full-time students who begin a UBC-Vancouver PhD program in September 2018 or later. The Minimum Funding Package does not apply to students enrolled in a part-time PhD program or those enrolled in EdD or DMA programs.