Preparing Excellent Applications for Fall Fellowship Competitions (4:00 pm)

Date & Time

Thursday, 16 July 2020
16:00 to 17:00



Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success

Writing grant applications is an important part of research. For many graduate students the first opportunity is to write their own fellowship application. This session will give tips for putting together a strong application. The facilitator will also provide an adjudicator’s perspective on the review process.

Learning Objectives

  • How to structure your application
  • Tips for a well-written application
  • How grant applications are adjudicated
  • How to tailor your proposal and CV
  • Awareness of funding applications as a continuous process and motivation to start drafting applications immediately
  • Strategic approaches to funding applications

Who should attend?

Incoming or 2nd-year graduate students, whether you’re eligible for tri-agency fellowships or not. This is a good time to start thinking about and preparing fellowship applications as part of your professional practice.


Dr. Julian Dierkes is the Associate Dean, Funding, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and is responsible for providing academic leadership in graduate student funding, liaising with external agencies and donors, promoting student success in award competitions, and supporting programs in their responsibilities related to student financial support. He is an Associate Professor and Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research in UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Registration Information

Registration opens on Wednesday, June 24th at 9:00 am.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to participate. Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 4-5 business days. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.