Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (PhD)
Institutionalizing empathy: The Role of Culture in the Representation and Interpretation of Genocide
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and/or research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000.
Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements.
Applicants who plan to be registered in a Master's program in September 2024, should refer to Affiliated Fellowships Master's Program.
All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are required to apply to the Tri-Agency CGS D program to be considered for Affiliated funding, if they are eligible to do so.
With the exception of those program listed below, students in all fields of graduate study are eligible to apply. Exceptions:
Applicants who plan to be registered full-time graduate students at UBC's Vancouver campus as of September 2024 are eligible to apply.
To be eligible, applicants must have completed, as of December 31, 2023:
Please note that:
The evaluation of Affiliated Fellowship applications for doctoral funding - for all disciplines - is based on the following criteria:
Research ability and potential - 50%
Relevant experience and achievements obtained within and beyond academia - 50%
Note: Students who are eligible for the Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral (CGS D) (such as Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada) are required to apply for CGS D in order to be considered for Affiliated funding. Students who submit an NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR doctoral award application to their graduate program are also automatically considered for "unrestricted" Affiliated Fellowship funding, and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowship application. However, to be considered for "criteria-based" Affiliated funding, NSERC, SSHRC or CIHR doctoral applicants must submit the list of criteria-based affiliated fellowships. Additionally, Vanier applicants must submit a full Affiliated Fellowship application to be considered for Affiliated Fellowship awards.
Affiliated Fellowship applicants (such as international students) must submit their application materials to their graduate program. The deadline by which applications for doctoral-level Affiliated Fellowships funding must be submitted to the applicant's UBC graduate program is Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm PT.
Many of the Affiliated Fellowships have no specific criteria (open/unrestricted), while many others have some affiliation or special research focus as part of their criteria (criteria-based). All graduate students in the Affiliated Fellowships competition are eligible for open/unrestricted awards. In order to be considered for any criteria-based awards, students are asked to:
Graduate programs review and rank the applications they receive, and forward their top applicants to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Nominations for doctoral-level Affiliated Fellowship funding must be submitted by graduate programs to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00 pm PT on Tuesday, 10 October 2023.
Graduate program resources (including detailed nomination procedures outlined in the "Graduate Program Procedures" document) will be posted here: https://faculty-staff.grad.ubc.ca/resources/award-administration (CWL log-in required).
Affiliated Fellowships are adjudicated at both departmental and university levels. Rankings reached at each of these levels are independent, thus applicants' rankings at the departmental level may be different from their rankings at the university level.
Graduate programs conduct their own internal Affiliated Fellowships review process, after which they recommend only their highest ranked candidates to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies co-ordinates the university-wide ranking which is carried out by six sub-committees comprising faculty members representing various disciplines. Results are typically announced in late June.