University of British Columbia 2018 Future Forests Fellowship for Doctoral Students 


University of British Columbia 2018 Future Forests Fellowship for Doctoral Students. Interested and qualified candidates should see full application details below

University of British Columbia  Future Forests Fellowship for Doctoral Students 

As one of the world’s top forestry schools, the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia is giving away the largest single grant (up to $280,000) for a forestry student.

Field of Study: The fellowship recipient will enroll in a UBC PhD program and conduct research focused in one of the following areas:

Forest Products Biotechnology  – Bioenergy – Forest Genomics – Climate Change – Urban Forestry – Forest Management – Conservation – Forested Landscapes – Salmon Ecology – Forest Health – Forests and Indigenous Peoples – Forests and Human Health

About the Award: The UBC Faculty of Forestry’s Future Forests Fellowship aims to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by supporting students who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.

Type: Fellowship


  • Applicants must be seeking financial support for their  first doctoral degree.
  • Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for admission to full time doctoral studies at UBC Forestry and intend to register beginning September 2018 (a completed application to the Forestry PhD program September 2018 intake is part of the documentation required for applying to the Future Forests Fellowship).
  • To receive funding, the successful recipient of the Future Forests Fellowship must:
    • remain enrolled as a full-time student in the UBC Forestry doctoral program and demonstrate continued satisfactory progress documented through annual progress reports;
    • not hold any other awards from the Canadian government or the University of British Columbia at the same time as the Future Forests Fellowship.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic Excellence: Weighting 30%
  • Research ability or potential: Weighting 50%
  • Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities: Weighting 20%

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: $70,000 CAD annually for up to four years. The fellowship is intended to cover all expenses incurred in the preparation and conduct of research.

Duration of Program: 4 years

To Be Taken At (Country): Canada

Eligible Countries: Domestic and International

How to Apply: The FFF application and list of supporting documents required will be made available starting August 1, 2017. In order to be considered for the Fellowship, a complete PhD program application (September 2018 intake) must also be submitted

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: UBC

Application Deadline: 24th November 2017


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