Future Forestry Fellowship 2017


Organisation:  University of British Columbia

Apply By:  24 Nov . 2017


Future Forestry Fellowship 2017
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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.

Field of Study

Applicants must intend to undertake doctoral research in one of the following areas of excellence for the Faculty of Forestry. The research must be conducted, at least in part, in British Columbia, and should result in an outcome which has practical application in BC.

  • 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.

Eligibilities
Academic Excellence –
Weighting 30%

  • Academic record;
  • Scholarships and awards held;
  • Duration of previous studies.

Research ability or potential

 

Weighting 50%

 

  • Quality of contributions to research and development;
  • Relevance of work experience and academic training to field of proposed research;
  • Significance, feasibility, and merit of proposed research, and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to society, and how anticipated outcomes will have practical application in British Columbia.
  • Intended areas of research must fit with one of the following Areas of Excellence for the Faculty: 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.
  • Ability to think critically;
  • Ability to apply skills and knowledge;
  • Judgment;
  • Originality;
  • Initiative and autonomy;
  • Enthusiasm for research;
  • Determination and ability to complete projects within an appropriate period of time.

 

Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities – Weighting 20%

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