The UBC Faculty of Forestry has renewed the Future Forests Fellowship, the world's largest fellowship for an incoming PhD student, for a second four-year period beginning in September 2018. This prestigious award provides $280,000 over four years. Applications for this fellowship are open now until November 24, 2017, for a September 2018 start date. More information about the fellowship and the Faculty of Forestry is available at future.forestry.ubc.ca.
The Future Forests Fellowship is made possible by a private Canadian foundation, which created it to draw attention to how forestry research impacts global issues.
The first (and so far only) recipient of the fellowship is Sara Barron, whose research looks at how future urban forests can be designed and planned to be climate-ready, support local ecosystem services, and improve the health and well-being of local residents. In 2013, Sara’s research proposal beat out applicants from a number of countries including Poland, India, Iran, Brazil, the US and the UK.
Additional Awards and Funding Available
The Future Forests Fellowship is one of many awards available to incoming and continuing UBC graduate students. Visit our Scholarships, Awards and Funding page for more information about the various funding options available to graduate students.