Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD)
Âhkameyihtamowin: We Rise, Mapping Indigenous Assurgency Across Turtle Island
Note: This funding program has been discontinued; the last competition was held in spring 2022. This page is provided for historical reference.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will match funds provided by graduate programs (to a maximum of $8,000 per student and to a maximum of $50,000 for the program in total) to support Master’s Indigenous students registered at the UBC-Vancouver campus for the 2022/23 academic year (i.e., from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023). This funding is intended to support students until they can apply for the next regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition in February 2023. It is also intended to support students who were not successful in receiving other funding, such as Tri-Agency CGSM, Affiliated Fellowships etc., for the 2022/23 academic year. Award winners are selected on the basis of academic merit through a competition administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Academic excellence (applicants for Master's funding - 33.3%)
Research ability or potential (applicants for Master's funding - 33.3%)
Communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities (applicants for Master's funding - 33.3%)
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate contributions and/or connection to the Indigenous community (as demonstrated through information provided in “Contribution and/or Connection to Indigenous community” section of the application form).
Applicants must check with their graduate program regarding their program’s internal nomination procedures and deadline. Internal application deadlines are normally several weeks before the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies department nomination deadline, as graduate programs must review students' applications well in advance of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies deadline.
Applicants who were previously nominated for the regular Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship competition in February 2022 (but did not win AGF funding) do not need to re-submit application materials, but do need to confirm with their graduate program that they would like to be considered for the Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship Bridge Funding.
New applicants must submit the following materials to their graduate program at UBC:
Review the AGF Bridge application instructions for complete requirements for each item listed above.
Graduate programs are to:
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee which will review the applications and select the successful applicants.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will notify graduate programs of the competition results for their applicants in August.