CoLab PhD pilot info session

Date & Time

Friday, October 6, 2023
12:00 pm



Offered by

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Registration Closed / Past Event


The Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites faculty members and PhD student teams to submit a proposal for the PhD CoLab Pilot Initiative.

The PhD CoLab pilot provides guidance and awards up to $100,000 to support inter/transdisciplinary teams of UBC PhD students, faculty members, and others as appropriate, to work together on the co-production of new knowledge and/or applications to address complex questions or problems. 

This new pilot initiative will support “large” projects – multi-year collaborative projects – as well as “small” shorter-term collaborative projects. Large projects will receive up to $100K in funding, while small projects are eligible for up to $30K.

Through this pilot, PhD students will be able to collaborate not just with one another, but with faculty, but also with partners in non-academic sectors. Working as a team to design, conduct and produce outputs from the scholarly work together is anticipated. The collaborative work should be designed to meet both the students’ academic learning needs and, as relevant, broader societal or stakeholder objectives.

In addition to promoting UBC research on important issues, the purpose of the pilot is to incentivize and enrich PhD student learning in collaborative, inter/transdisciplinary approaches to research and scholarship. 

Register for a virtual Info Session with Dr. Jenny Phelps and Serbulent Turan, to learn more about the program: 

Letters of intent for the 2023/24 PhD CoLab pilot are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023. For more information on the initiative, visit the website.